This book is Sue Stafford’s memoir of her early career with the RSPCA.
Sue trained to be an RSPCA inspector in 1983. The book describes some of her experiences during the training course where she was the only female. Sue goes on to tell of her experiences as a newly qualified inspector in Stockport.
It details some of the cruelty cases she dealt with and the people she met. She talks about learning the job the hard way as a lone worker in a time before satellite navigation and mobile telephones. The book leads on to Sue achieving promotion to Chief Inspector, the second female to reach that rank in the RSPCA’s long history.
It details some of the experiences of Sue and her team working in Wirral and Cheshire in the 1990s.
This book will appeal to anyone interested in animal welfare and the work of the RSPCA in the eighties and nineties.
It will also be of interest to women who have had the experience of entering a male-dominated work environment or are thinking of entering one.