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HUMANE SOCIETY LEAD ANIMAL INVESTIGATOR: I Never Do The Same Thing Two Days in a Row

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Christina is a Lead Investigator for the SPCA Humane Society. Christina explains what her day to day looks like, her unique educational and career path leading to her current job and what she wished she knew what her job really entails.

Degree: Biology - Chemistry
Job Title: Lead Animal Investigator
Employer: Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA

Job Summary: Animal Care and Service Workers

Job Description

Animal care and service workers care for the needs of animals. They feed, water, groom, bathe, and exercise pets and other nonfarm animals. Job tasks vary by position and place of work.

On-the-Job Training

Short-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

Although not required, certifications available in many of these occupations may help workers establish their credentials and enhance their skills. For many caretaker positions, it helps to have experience working with animals.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$20,000 - $50,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Part-time, Full-time, Irregular
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Outdoor, Indoor, Hospital / Clinic, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Patience, Problem solving skills, Strength/stamina, People skills, Empathy, Likes working with hands

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m='11120'>complaints</span> <span m='11590'>for San</span> <span m='11870'>Matteo</span> <span m='12220'>county</span> <span m='12590'>in</span> <span m='12690'>California.</span> <span m='13750'>I</span> <span m='14200'>never</span> <span m='14480'>do</span> <span m='14580'>the</span> <span m='14700'>same</span> <span m='15010'>thing</span> <span m='15310'>two</span> <span m='15450'>days</span> <span m='15690'>in</span> <span m='15790'>a</span> <span m='15870'>row.</span> <span m='16460'>We</span> <span m='16680'>handle</span> <span m='17660'>animal</span> <span m='17960'>cruelty</span> <span m='18270'>complaints</span> <span m='18800'>that</span> <span m='18950'>come</span> <span m='19180'>in</span> <span m='19360'>from</span> <span m='19550'>a</span> <span m='19720'>wide</span> <span m='20130'>variety</span> <span m='20600'>of</span> <span m='20660'>sources--</span> <span m='21440'>from</span> <span m='21600'>the</span> <span m='21700'>public,</span> <span m='22230'>from</span> <span m='22390'>other</span> <span m='22610'>police</span> <span m='22980'>agencies,</span> <span m='24300'>from</span> <span m='24500'>code</span> <span m='24760'>enforcement,</span> <span m='25410'>from</span> <span m='25710'>fire</span> <span m='26060'>department,</span> <span m='27420'>paramedics</span> <span m='28050'>who</span> <span m='28120'>go</span> <span m='28330'>out</span> <span m='28600'>and</span> <span m='28750'>see</span> <span m='28910'>animals</span> <span m='29290'>in</span> <span m='29400'>distress.</span> </p><p><span m='31520'>Most</span> <span m='31940'>of</span> <span m='32049'>or</span> <span m='32090'>our</span> <span m='32900'>request</span> <span m='33780'>for</span> <span m='33890'>service</span> <span m='34260'>come</span> <span m='34450'>in</span> <span m='34610'>from</span> <span m='34880'>members</span> <span m='35180'>of</span> <span m='35250'>the</span> <span m='35330'>public</span> <span m='35820'>who</span> <span m='36310'>either</span> <span m='36560'>see</span> <span m='36780'>a</span> <span m='36820'>neighbor</span> <span m='37650'>or</span> <span m='37910'>a</span> <span m='37970'>family</span> <span m='38350'>member</span> <span m='38920'>that</span> <span m='39000'>has</span> <span m='39200'>a</span> <span m='39240'>mistreated</span> <span m='39730'>animal.</span> <span m='41490'>And</span> <span m='42720'>oftentimes,</span> <span m='43510'>we'll</span> <span m='43690'>get</span> <span m='44420'>calls</span> <span m='44850'>for</span> <span m='44980'>assistance</span> <span m='45570'>from</span> <span m='47000'>police</span> <span m='47360'>agencies</span> <span m='47730'>like</span> <span m='47870'>the</span> <span m='47950'>narcotics</span> <span m='48450'>task</span> <span m='48810'>force</span> <span m='49210'>and</span> <span m='49540'>gang</span> <span m='49790'>task</span> <span m='50080'>force.</span> <span m='51010'>When</span> <span m='51170'>they</span> <span m='51470'>are</span> <span m='51720'>executing</span> <span m='52190'>search</span> <span m='52480'>warrants,</span> <span m='52730'>they'll</span> <span m='52900'>need</span> <span m='53060'>our</span> <span m='53200'>assistance.</span> <span m='54140'>In</span> <span m='54440'>college</span> <span m='54740'>I</span> <span m='54790'>studied</span> <span m='55120'>biology</span> <span m='55620'>in</span> <span m='55730'>chemistry</span> <span m='56230'>actually,</span> <span m='57190'>and</span> <span m='57780'>I</span> <span m='58170'>was</span> <span m='58340'>working</span> <span m='58660'>at</span> <span m='58720'>a</span> <span m='58780'>financial</span> <span m='59310'>institution,</span> <span m='60710'>which</span> <span m='61100'>paid</span> <span m='61360'>very</span> <span m='61610'>well.</span> <span m='62250'>But</span> <span m='62380'>it</span> <span m='62480'>was</span> <span m='62680'>just</span> <span m='62880'>not</span> <span m='63360'>very</span> <span m='63660'>rewarding,</span> <span m='65099'>and it</span> <span m='65120'>didn't</span> <span m='65400'>keep</span> <span m='65550'>my</span> <span m='65740'>interest.</span> <span m='66640'>And</span> <span m='66980'>I</span> <span m='67680'>had</span> <span m='68120'>watched</span> <span m='68440'>that</span> <span m='68630'>show</span> <span m='68880'><i>Animal</i></span> <span m='69260'><i>Cops,</i></span> <span m='69600'>which</span> <span m='69770'>I'm</span> <span m='69910'>sure</span> <span m='70580'>a</span> <span m='70670'>lot</span> <span m='70840'>of</span> <span m='70900'>people</span> <span m='71190'>had.</span> </p><p><span m='72240'>I</span> <span m='72300'>didn't</span> <span m='72600'>realize</span> <span m='73020'>that</span> <span m='73110'>that</span> <span m='73260'>was</span> <span m='73390'>a</span> <span m='73450'>job.</span> <span m='73780'>I</span> <span m='73870'>didn't</span> <span m='74070'>realize</span> <span m='74540'>that</span> <span m='74890'>that</span> <span m='75200'>was</span> <span m='76295'>a</span> <span m='76550'>career</span> <span m='77040'>that</span> <span m='77110'>you</span> <span m='77390'>could</span> <span m='77530'>have.</span> <span m='78530'>So</span> <span m='78660'>I</span> <span m='78750'>applied,</span> <span m='79150'>and</span> <span m='79270'>I</span> <span m='79340'>got</span> <span m='79550'>the</span> <span m='79640'>job.</span> <span m='80110'>And</span> <span m='81330'>PHS</span> <span m='81900'>had</span> <span m='82080'>put</span> <span m='82230'>me</span> <span m='82360'>through</span> <span m='82560'>all</span> <span m='82790'>the</span> <span m='82860'>training</span> <span m='83200'>I</span> <span m='83240'>needed.</span> <span m='84480'>And</span> <span m='84630'>then</span> <span m='84760'>when</span> <span m='84900'>I</span> <span m='84970'>was</span> <span m='85140'>hired</span> <span m='85680'>as</span> <span m='85950'>investigator</span> <span m='86740'>seven</span> <span m='87070'>years</span> <span m='87300'>ago,</span> <span m='88030'>they</span> <span m='88140'>sent</span> <span m='88350'>me</span> <span m='88530'>to</span> <span m='89830'>countless</span> <span m='90430'>hours</span> <span m='90750'>of</span> <span m='90840'>additional</span> <span m='91230'>training.</span> <span m='92540'>So</span> <span m='92910'>I'm</span> <span m='93190'>now</span> <span m='93530'>certified</span> <span m='94040'>to</span> <span m='94100'>be</span> <span m='94420'>an</span> <span m='94580'>expert</span> <span m='94940'>witness</span> <span m='95750'>on</span> <span m='95960'>horse</span> <span m='96250'>abuse.</span> <span m='97370'>I've</span> <span m='97640'>testified</span> <span m='98080'>in</span> <span m='98160'>court.</span> <span m='98510'>I've</span> <span m='99180'>testify</span> <span m='99600'>before</span> <span m='99920'>a</span> <span m='99950'>grand</span> <span m='100230'>jury</span> <span m='100610'>for</span> <span m='100740'>my</span> <span m='100880'>cases.</span> </p><p><span m='103280'>Actually,</span> <span m='103650'>they</span> <span m='103770'>did</span> <span m='104080'>everything</span> <span m='104540'>I</span> <span m='104570'>needed</span> <span m='104920'>to</span> <span m='105280'>be</span> <span m='105380'>in</span> <span m='105470'>this</span> <span m='105640'>career.</span> <span m='106420'>It's</span> <span m='106700'>gross.</span> <span m='107410'>Sometimes</span> <span m='108160'>you</span> <span m='108260'>deal</span> <span m='108450'>with</span> <span m='108570'>a</span> <span m='108630'>lot</span> <span m='108860'>of</span> <span m='109080'>dead</span> <span m='109370'>animals</span> <span m='109960'>that</span> <span m='110090'>have</span> <span m='111130'>been</span> <span m='111320'>around</span> <span m='111680'>for</span> <span m='111850'>a</span> <span m='111910'>while.</span> <span m='113120'>It</span> <span m='113400'>is</span> <span m='114200'>emotionally</span> <span m='114920'>fatiguing</span> <span m='115540'>sometimes.</span> <span m='116810'>There</span> <span m='117180'>are</span> <span m='117250'>a</span> <span m='117300'>lot</span> <span m='117480'>of</span> <span m='117540'>situations</span> <span m='118980'>in</span> <span m='119130'>the</span> <span m='119230'>position</span> <span m='119620'>I'm</span> <span m='119790'>in</span> <span m='119900'>now</span> <span m='120200'>where</span> <span m='120460'>I</span> <span m='120520'>respond</span> <span m='120990'>to</span> <span m='121070'>a</span> <span m='121150'>complaint</span> <span m='123010'>for</span> <span m='123180'>a</span> <span m='123240'>dog</span> <span m='123450'>that's</span> <span m='123610'>maybe</span> <span m='123840'>neglected.</span> <span m='124700'>Maybe</span> <span m='125140'>it</span> <span m='125300'>has</span> <span m='125530'>a</span> <span m='125580'>broken</span> <span m='125880'>leg,</span> <span m='126130'>and</span> <span m='126290'>the</span> <span m='126750'>family</span> <span m='127060'>hasn't</span> <span m='127320'>gotten</span> <span m='127550'>vet</span> <span m='127750'>care.</span> <span m='128449'>And</span> <span m='128660'>in</span> <span m='128750'>your</span> <span m='128880'>head,</span> <span m='129080'>you</span> <span m='129160'>think</span> <span m='129340'>you're</span> <span m='129419'>going</span> <span m='129530'>to</span> <span m='129570'>go</span> <span m='129720'>out</span> <span m='129880'>and</span> <span m='130090'>find</span> <span m='130330'>people</span> <span m='130990'>that</span> <span m='131070'>don't</span> <span m='131300'>care</span> <span m='131430'>about</span> <span m='131580'>their</span> <span m='131730'>animal.</span> <span m='132160'>But</span> <span m='132690'>oftentimes,</span> <span m='133230'>it's</span> <span m='133490'>the</span> <span m='133670'>opposite.</span> </p><p><span m='134020'>These</span> <span m='134150'>people</span> <span m='134420'>love</span> <span m='134610'>their</span> <span m='134740'>animal,</span> <span m='135280'>but</span> <span m='135470'>simply</span> <span m='135720'>don't</span> <span m='135910'>have</span> <span m='136030'>the</span> <span m='136130'>funds</span> <span m='136460'>for</span> <span m='136580'>vet</span> <span m='136830'>care.</span> <span m='137450'>So</span> <span m='137640'>I</span> <span m='137740'>think</span> <span m='137970'>one</span> <span m='138100'>of</span> <span m='138170'>the</span> <span m='138250'>most</span> <span m='138560'>challenging</span> <span m='139090'>parts</span> <span m='139330'>of</span> <span m='139400'>my</span> <span m='139530'>job</span> <span m='139800'>now</span> <span m='140570'>is</span> <span m='140980'>when</span> <span m='141170'>you</span> <span m='141390'>encounter</span> <span m='141810'>situations</span> <span m='142360'>with</span> <span m='142490'>people</span> <span m='142800'>who</span> <span m='142920'>wish</span> <span m='143170'>they</span> <span m='143280'>could</span> <span m='143410'>do</span> <span m='143920'>more</span> <span m='144210'>for</span> <span m='144320'>their</span> <span m='144470'>pets,</span> <span m='145330'>but</span> <span m='145530'>simply</span> <span m='145830'>don't</span> <span m='146050'>have</span> <span m='146170'>the</span> <span m='146260'>resources.</span> </p>","file":{"id":572399,"video_id":"","name":"2863-Christina - Humane Society Lead Investigator.mp4","duration":147493,"thumbnail_url":null}});