Baker Mallett have been back out in the community with Michael Whittingham, one of our Managing Surveyors, who completed his volunteering with his local RSPCA Re-Homing Centre in Halifax.
After a / tour of the facility by Jenna, his contact for day, Michael then assisted one of the drivers for the afternoon.
His first job was to book in the newest resident, a one year old lion headed rabbit that had been picked up earlier. Michael assisted in completing the various forms noting down weight, colour, age etc before then photographing the animal for its re-homing file. Once this had been done Michael then / went down to / cattery to assist two other volunteers with getting / cats and kittens rehabilitated with human contact. This is where he made a new friend in ‘Kitty’.
Sadly Michael couldn’t stay for too long as there was further work to be done. There were a number of cats that that needed weighing for their cruelty case file records so Michael helped one of the Animal Care Assistants with this. Part way through this the ACA got a call to go down to the rabbit enclosure where a poorly rabbit needed some attention. Five minutes later Jade and Michael were in the van and off to the a small veterinary clinic with Friendly the Rabbit
On the way back from the clinic they made a planned house call to assess a family and home environment because they had applied to re-home one of the shelters puppies, a 12 month old labrador / spaniel cross called Ruskin who had been given up to the RSPCA. All was well and the visit successful./ Michael commented ‘’It is heart warming to know that a little dogs life will be changed for the better by such a lovely family’’
A special thankyou must go out to Lauren Moore who organised Michaels afternoon and kindly popped down to meet him, and to all the other hard working and dedicated staff and volunteers who Michael met during the course of the afternoon and made him feel so welcome and part of the team. His biggest thankyou of the day goes out to Jade ‘’The Driver’’ for providing him with such an awesome afternoon with her great knowledge, insight, patience and humour and she certainly made Michaels time with the RSPCA that extra bit special.
On reflection Michael commented;
‘’The RSPCA are a wonderful organisation and I’m happy and proud to have helped them out in some small way’’