Animals and Us - RSPCA Inspectors

RSPCA Inspectors have a very important job investigating complaints of animal cruelty, abuse and neglect. Each year the RSPCA rescue and collect over 100,000 animals and when inspectors are called out, they never know what they are going to find. They have to think on their feet and decide quickly what to do.

Using the example of an RSPCA inspector, pupils will learn about why and how rules and laws that protect them and others are made and enforced, why different rules are needed in different situations, as well as how they have different kinds of responsibilities, rights and duties at home, in the community and towards the environment. At the end of this lesson students should be able to understand the role of voluntary organisations and charities and recognise that different pets have different needs and that not everyone makes a suitable pet owner.

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Included in this lesson plan:

  • Starter activities
  • Main activities
  • Plenary activities
  • Extension activities
  • Curriculum objectives
  • Learning outcomes
  • Vocabulary
  • Factsheet
  • Worksheets 
  • Teachers' notes

Lesson Plan Downloads:

Lesson Plan: Animals and us- RSPCA inspectors (Word 1.8MB) 

Fact sheet- What do RSPCA Inspectors do?

Activity- Pet welfare cards

Activity- RSPCA Inspectors notes 

Welsh Resources

Many of our resources are also available in Welsh, please download the relevant documents below.

Factsheet: Beth mae arolygwyr yr RSPCA yn ei wneud (PDF 51KB)

Factsheet: Y pum rhyddid (PDF 53KB) 

Worksheet: Cardiau lles anifeiliaid anwes (PDF 33KB)

Worksheet: Nodiadau arolygydd yr RSPCA (PDF 30KB)

Teachers notes: Pethau y gallai'r arolygydd eu gwneud (PDF 32KB)