Working for the League
Posted 25th January 2022
Ever since I was small, I have wanted to ensure animals are treated with the respect they deserve. No matter how tiny, I have always strived to make a difference each and every day. So, when I was lucky enough to join the League’s Supporter Care Team in 2019, I jumped at the chance to play my part in ending hunting, shooting and animal fighting.
And I haven’t looked back since.
When you picture the League, you may think of our professional investigators closing in on suspicious activity and our campaigns team giving a voice to animals. But, as it is our supporters who allow us to make these great strides, spare a thought for the Supporter Care team. Here, we love to have open communication with our supporters - to hear their stories, to learn how we can improve, to have dialogue not monologue. We are so grateful to have countless animal advocates standing by our side and it is our absolute pleasure to put them at the heart of all we do.
Let me share something with you. The other day, in the midst of responding to some lovely supporters via email, I took a phone call I will always remember. A very kind lady who was wholly committed to our cause decided that she would back our latest appeal and make a generous donation. After she had done the honours, we had a heart-warming chat. She told me tales of times gone by. She told me about her absolute love of foxes. And she told me an anecdote about a family of the creatures that live in her area...
Picture the scene. The supporter is looking out of her window at dusk one evening and spies a family of foxes on the road. She is alarmed at first as she would hate for them to get hurt. But then she realises what is happening. Dad fox is stood pride of place in the middle of the road, like a lollipop person, making sure it is safe for Mum and their cubs to cross. Sure enough they scurry across and into the undergrowth, back to their den. How lovely would it be to witness such a thing? To see how animals look out for one another. To see the beauty of the natural world right on your doorstep.
This is what it is like to work for the League. Having the opportunity to help animals like this family of foxes on a daily basis is truly rewarding. No matter what job role you have here, you feel part of something bigger. A change is on the horizon and we can’t wait to see what the future holds.
Do get in touch to find out how you can play your part.