August 22, 2023
This month, two groups of staff attended Corporate Experience Days at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Queensland (RSPCA Qld). RSPCA Qld is the state’s leading animal welfare charity, caring for over 45,000 domestic, farmed and native animals throughout Queensland every year.
We spent the day taking part in a variety of hands-on activities such as feeding guinea pigs, washing kittens, making dog toys, taking dogs out for walks and puppy playtime. We were also given a behind-the-scenes tour of the RSPCA shelter, including both the wildlife hospital and domestic animal hospital.
Each staff member that attended mentioned that they had a fantastic and memorable day learning about animal wellbeing and providing support to a meaningful cause.
Please see the below comments from a few staff that attended the Corporate Experience Day:
- ‘It was amazing to see the level of support, time, and care that the RSPCA gives to animals in its care. It was a worthwhile experience to understand what is done behind the scenes to keep animals safe, support owners to keep their animals safe and educational activities for the general public.’ – Craig Sims, General Manager Corporate Planning.
- ‘Having the opportunity to visit Brisbane’s RSPCA in Wacol was extremely rewarding and informative. It was satisfying to see a professionally run organisation with excellent facilities for the animals and hygiene was definitely a top priority. It was nice to offer our services as volunteers and assist in dog/cat washing and time for bonding.’ – Lisa Clayton, L&D Coordinator.
- ‘It was very interesting and educational to be able to learn and see how they treat, teach and handle their animals as well as how their medical services are run. It was also educational to hear about how they do their animal rescue function.’ – Jessal Rathod, Financial Accountant.
‘The RSPCA day was a very fun and rewarding experience helping to look after the animals. I learnt a lot about the type of care the RSPCA provides through fostering and adoptions, as well as the huge scale of animals the RSPCA takes into wildlife hospital. I am excited to go back and visit the RSPCA if the opportunity arose, as this was a great team building day and a day to look after vulnerable animals.’ – Ashleigh Ballard, Sales and Commercial Analyst.