Cadet Inspectors

The Cadet Inspectors Corps of the SPCA was established in 2008 to help young people learn about animal welfare concepts whilst gaining practical experience from the SPCA Inspectorate.


The goal of this programme is two fold:

  • To develop responsible young people through learning to care for animals
  • To encourage a generation of young ambassadors to advocate for animal welfare amongst their peers and within the community.

Training will include three full days of lectures, two days of outings to see animals in captive and non-captive situations, as well as an eight hour attachment with our inspectors.

Lecture topics include

  • Animal welfare conceptsLecture at Kadoorie Farm.Lecture at Kadoorie Farm.
  • Animal related legislation
  • Animal handling skills

Practical work includes

  • Shadowing our inspectors in their daily work
  • Visiting different animal organisations, such as Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Gardens, to learn about other aspects of animal related work.
Upon completion of training

Cadets will be allowed to assist SPCA inspectors in certain aspects of daily work. This may include responding to calls, animal rescues, as well as participating and organising animal welfare related charity and education events.

What Cadets say about the programme

“I love small animals and it has always been my wish to help out in front line animal rescue work. Having become a SPCA Cadet Inspector, I better understand the real meaning of animal welfare and now I know how to better look after my dog at home.”  - Cadet Inspector Kathleen Ho

  • Aged 16 - 17 years
  • Parental consent
  • Holder of Hong Kong ID
How to apply

1. Download the Cadet Inspector Application Form and fill out.

2. Completed forms should be submitted either by:

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  • Post: Inspectors Unit, SPCA, 105, Princess Margaret Road, Kowloon.

Please contact Mr Yung   3144 5026  
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