Educate people about the natural world.
As an Animal Cruelty Investigator, you find and punish bad pet parents. Unfortunately, pet parents are just like real parents: Although there are many good ones who give animals healthy, loving homes, there are also many bad ones who are either unwilling or unable to give animals the care they deserve. This is where Animal Cruelty Investigators come in.
Employed by cities, states, law enforcement agencies, animal shelters, and humane societies, you’re a Detective who serves as a savior for animals that are neglected, diseased, abused, injured, or living in unhealthy conditions, as well as animals that are abandoned, unattended, or dangerous, including dogs, cats, livestock, horses, birds, rabbits, reptiles, and rodents.
To that end, a typical day for an Animal Cruelty Investigator is spent receiving and responding to animal cruelty complaints from concerned citizens, which involves: investigating cruelty claims; interviewing witnesses; interrogating suspects; obtaining search and seizure warrants; documenting animals’ living conditions; capturing and removing stray or abused animals from homes; transporting seized animals to shelters and veterinary offices; organizing the adoption of unclaimed animals; euthanizing rabid or suffering animals; educating the public about animal welfare; and collaborating with law enforcement to arrest and convict people who violate animal welfare laws.
More than an animal lover, you’re an animal crusader, serving and protecting those that bark, meow, hiss, oink, neigh, chirp, squeak, and caw!