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If i want to work for ASPCA what is the environment like? What are some things that i should watch out for?

I love pets a whole bunch of pets but of course my favorite pet is a dog my favorite brand of dog is a Siberian Husky.I got off track anyways i use too help my sister with pets because she wants to be a rescue mom but i just want to work for the company ASPCA i just would like too know what is the environment like and what too look for when working with ASPCA.
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Thank you comment icon Glassdoor might provide some insight to the culture of the ASPCA. You already know of their mission. Also, check out the ASPCA website for further clues. Apply and try to get an interview if you want to work there. Good advice has already been listed to get a Bachelor of Science in Animal Behavior, or even graduate programs in animal behavior to make your appeal as a candidate even more impactful. Molly Thornton
Thank you comment icon Good points Molly. I would also suggest reaching out individually to people who work at the ASPCA to see what they think about it. Moreover, I think you should keep an open mind - the ASPCA is not the only animal welfare organization out there. Sheel Bedi

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Jozlyn many American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) officers, also known as humane law enforcement (HLE) gain experience by working or volunteering in animal shelters, veterinary clinics, or law enforcement agencies. To obtain these positions, prospective volunteers typically fill out an application and attend an orientation session. Some groups or agencies may also require an interview and criminal history search or fingerprinting. Once selected as a volunteer, the individual may be required to complete training sessions to learn animal behavior, safe handling techniques, and proper feeding procedures.

Specific education requirements and training for ASPCA officers depend on the state in which one chooses to work. Coursework in animal science, criminal justice, and criminology may be beneficial. If your interested in studying this further you may consider pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Animal Behavior, or even graduate programs in animal behavior. Because working as an ASPCA officer or in a related position is prestigious and desirable to many candidates. It's important to have the skills, experience, and training needed to stand out among other applicants. Animal welfare groups and agencies, such as the National Control Association, offer job boards for related positions. Prospective candidates may need to submit a resume and cover letter to the agency for review. When hiring a new HLE or animal control worker, some animal welfare agencies prefer to hire volunteers or workers with the requisite experience.

Hope this was helpful Jozlyn

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Knowledge of animal control regulations and laws; patience and coordination; being comfortable working with animals, as well as skills in critical thinking, active listening, problem-solving, decision making, and service orientation skills.
Working with animals can be very rewarding, especially to avid animal lovers. However, there are pitfalls to working as an ASPCA officer, including witnessing abuse and neglect inflicted on animals, working at all hours, and possibly being injured by frightened, confused, or aggressive animals.
Thank you comment icon Thank you for the information Mr. John Jozlyn Johnson
Thank you comment icon The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job Jozlyn. Doc Frick
Thank you comment icon I appreciate it! Jozlyn Johnson
Thank you comment icon Thank You Christine. “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands — one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” — Audrey Hepburn Doc Frick
Thank you comment icon Thank You Mark. Encouragement is the fuel on which hope runs. Doc Frick
Thank you comment icon Thank You Sheel. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. Doc Frick
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Pete’s Answer

While I don't have direct experience in working for the ASPCA, I have worked with them and have a friend who works with the organization. I think it's important to know that my experience is limited before offering advice. In terms of my friend, the one thing she mentioned is that it can be very emotionally taxing because of some of the cases that come through. I believe some are driven to this type of work as a calling based on their love of animals, but are exposed to many unpleasant situations. It is my belief that this is a very noble career path, but should be approached similar to that of someone going into medicine or law enforcement. You have to remember that you are making a difference, even if it may not feel that way sometimes. Even through overwhelming situations, or the feeling that the work is insurmountable, or (not to be overly dramatic), but losing faith in humanity, you are making a difference and helping those that can't help themselves. Best of luck!
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Kelly’s Answer

I haven't worked for the ASPCA but have worked at the Humane Society and volunteer at a local shelter. If you haven't already, I highly recommend volunteering at a local shelter or rescue group to see what it's like to work in an animal rescue environment. As others have mentioned, there are a lot of rewards to working in this field and it will change your life but there is also a lot of heartbreak to deal with, which can be difficult. It's sometimes hard to leave the work at work, and not take it home with you as you can get very emotionally invested in the animals you are caring for. Volunteering is a great way to experience what it's like to be in this field to see if you think it would be a good career fit for you and in the meantime you can provide a much needed service to a shelter or rescue and the deserving animals. Best of luck to you!
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