The team has a wide range of duties including:
- Manning the SPCA Animal Rescue Hotline;
- Carrying out animal rescue operations;
- Inspection of animal holding premises;
- Collection and transportation of animals;
- Investigation of suspected animal cruelty complaints; and
- Education and promotion around preventing cruelty to animals.
We have exacting standards for our team members, starting with a tertiary academic qualification for almost everyone. Our team members also need to be fit and agile, as well as having compassion for animals and the ability to handle seriously injured or dead animals. We also look for team members that can operate under stress and can work equally well on their own or as part of a team.
In return, we provide world-class on-the-job training that equips team members with a wide range of skills they need, from animal handling to investigation and prosecution procedures. The training includes three months’ theory with a further nine months, on-the-job education and yearly refresher courses. The result is, we believe, Asia’s very best animal welfare inspectorate.
Our Inspectorate team is dedicated to protecting the welfare of animals and is best known for its work with Hong Kong law enforcement agencies to protect them against cruelty.
Animal Watch Scheme
As a way to combat animal cruelty more effectively, the Hong Kong Police set up the Animal Watch Scheme to formalise the working relationship between the Police, SPCA and the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD).
What is animal welfare?
In Hong Kong, the key animal welfare law is Cap.169 – the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Ordinance – and the regulations provided under Cap.169A. These define cruelty as the action or inaction of a person (or persons) that causes ...
Your role in combatting cruelty
The SPCA operates a 24-hour confidential hotline for members of the public to report animal cruelty and this plays a major part in helping us protect animals in Hong Kong. If you suspect animal cruelty is being committed, here are some signs ...
Preventing Dog Poisonings
For three decades, the Bowen Road and Black's Link areas have become synonymous with a suspected dog poisoner. In the early 1990s, dogs were found poisoned almost every month having ingested bait left in the grass verges and more ...