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Jean

Up until 2008 I had been a successful business partner for over 10 years but decided I needed a change of career.  I joined the Suffolk East Coast Branch of the RSPCA as a re oming assistant where I began to expand my knowledge of animal welfare and the needs of these desperate and vulnerable animals coming into Branch care.  During these 11 years I learnt every part of the job with regards to rehoming rescue animals and their needs during this sometimes long ardous journey.  I also studied to become an Animal Medicines Advisor and formalised this by achieving SQP status which enables me to Prescribe & Supply animal medicines and give advice. Over the years I have been tempted to adopt many of the animals who have come in sick and injured but the lucky one (for me) is my cat Jag whom I adopted from a kitten many years ago now. 

In 2019 Suffolk East Coast Branch merged with the Norwich Branch and I became part of an excellent team of dedicated animal lovers and I now hold the position of Animal Welfare Officer for the RSPCA Mid Norfolk & North Suffolk Branch. Never been happier than I am now in my working career.

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Charlotte

I joined the Branch in April 2019 after previously working as an Activities and Education Officer at Banham Zoo (Norfolk) for 2 years. Before that, I studied an animal behaviour degree at Anglia Ruskin (Cambridge) and an animal management qualification at Easton College. I decided to join the RSPCA and work as an Animal Welfare Officer after re-homing my bubbly dog, Buzz (a Staffordshire bull terrier), in September last year. It has been such a rewarding experience to see how far he has come, and the idea of helping other animals on their journey to a cruelty free life is something I’m very excited to become a part of. My favourite animal is a guinea pig. In my previous employment they called me the G.pig queen. Guinea pigs are incredible animals; did you know pups can open their eyes in the womb before they are even born!

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Charlotte

Hi, my name is Charlotte but I am also known as Tigger at the office as I am very bouncy and fast moving. I used to be a receptionist at a 4* hotel so I am extremely organised and can deal with situations with the public well. I have a Level 3 Animal Management qualification and before starting at the Branch I had volunteered for 3 years as a home visitor. I am an Animal Welfare Officer for the RSPCA Mid Norfolk & North Suffolk Branch, I deal with the vets, signing animals over, rehabilitating, fostering and the entire adoption process. I love working for the RSPCA as its rewarding knowing we have rescued the animals, made them better and then found them their new furever home. My favourite animal is a Tiger because they are solitary animals, playful, they love water and they are majestically beautiful. I think they are incredible.

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Sue

After moving to Norwich from Kent, I started volunteering for the Branch as a Cattery Assistant at the Barrack Street Branch in 2013. I then moved with the Branch to North Tuddenham and took on the role as a Volunteer Receptionist and also began fostering the cats and kittens. Since May 2018 I have been employed as Animal Welfare Coordinator, mainly dealing with welfare enquiries and neutering vouchers. I have always had animals in my life especially cats. I have 5 cats at the moment (apart from all the foster kitties, currently 15) and will always be amazed at how different their personalities can be. Yes, I think I am the proverbial Mad Cat Lady! I love working for the RSPCA as it is never boring, you never know how your day will work out and I get great satisfaction seeing an animal change from being very sick to a healthy and happy animal again.

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Andy

I joined the Branch in April 2019 as an Animal Welfare Officer after previously working in a variety of different job roles across Norfolk. I gained my degree in Marine Biology and Natural History in 2009 and I initially worked for Redwings Horse Sanctuary before teaching on the Animal Science and Welfare pathway at Easton and Otley College. I left teaching and then joined Norfolk Constabulary as a PC based in Norwich City Centre working with a variety of different people and situations. After working several roles out of the animal welfare sector, I realised that I wanted to come back and work with animals, so I successfully joined the RSPCA! My favourite animals are both Horses and Dogs, I’m afraid I can’t pick just one!

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Chloe

After loving animals from the year dot, I honed my skills and passion further by spending 5 years studying animal science and welfare, completing both a NDAM and a BSc (Hons) in Animal Science and Welfare. I have had various jobs caring for a variety of animals from insects and reptiles to livestock and domestics. I joined the Branch to try to improve local animal welfare on the frontline, but literally ended up taking most things home for some TLC. That is how I’ve acquired multiple animals who are all considered ‘broken’ in some way, this includes a cat who is deaf, and only has one kidney. I manage a crack team of Animal Welfare Officers and a Coordinator who deal with many aspects of each animal’s transition through the Branch and onto new homes. We all put our blood, sweat and tears into our job, (sometimes literally) to make sure the animals receive the best welfare and outcome possible. Interesting fact about me, I recently qualified as a sheep shearer!

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