Tony Woodley
RSPCA Inspector Tony Woodley is an operational officer based in the south east of England.

Tony had an extensive career working with animals before joining the RSPCA. He worked at two UK zoos, a marine animal rehabilitation centre and also in southern Africa for a safari company.

Tony joined the RSPCA in 1996 and was posted to Norfolk. In 1999 he moved to Devon and became the deputy chief inspector for the local group. In addition, for ten years, Tony was the volunteer press officer, web editor and a trustee of UK charity British Divers Marine Life Rescue and he lead the media response during the 'Thames Whale' rescue attempt. BDMLR Thames Whale video - HERE

In June 2008 Tony moved to RSPCA Headquarters and joined the HQ Inspectorate team as the communications and liaison officer.This role included extensive work for the external 'facing' RSPCA teams including; Press, Social Media, Fundraising and Campaigns. In March 2010 he was deployed, along with two colleagues for two weeks, to Haiti as part of the earthquake reconstruction response under the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti. The Haiti Earthquake and the International Animal Welfare Response

In December 2012 Tony returned to the frontline for animal welfare as an operational officer in south east England.

His particular areas of speciality are; operational work of the RSPCA, a wide knowledge of the work of all areas of the charity, marine mammals, national cruelty/welfare issues, national incident response, income generation and social media communications.

Tony has also been an animal welfare consultant for the RSPCA’s Performing Animals Consultancy which provides independent animal welfare guidance to the production industry. He worked with productions for independent television, BBC and ITV productions and was also part of the team providing guidance to London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony.

Entries by Tony Woodley

The RSPCA Frontline - A Unique, Dedicated and Proud Team

(1) Comments | Posted 5 April 2012 | (00:00)

On Friday 30 March at the RSPCA's headquarters and with their family and friends watching on, 20 men and women joined the ranks of one of the most unique and historic professions in the world. After six months of training they graduated as RSPCA Inspectors. At about £50,000 each to...

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Microchipping Your Pet: The 'Beep' of Life for Many Animals in Need of Help

(1) Comments | Posted 27 February 2012 | (23:00)

All RSPCA officers receive many calls every year where an injured pet animal is in need of rescue. This could be a dog which has been hit by a car and needs to be dashed to a vets for emergency treatment, a cat found stuck in a rubbish skip, cold,...

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The Haiti Earthquake and the International Animal Welfare Response

(1) Comments | Posted 11 January 2012 | (23:00)

In the early 19th century the very idea of humanity to animals was unfashionable and virtually unheard of. On Wednesday 16 June 1824, 22 men came together in a coffee house in south east London to create the SPCA, which in 1840 became the Royal Society for the Prevention of...

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The Work of The RSPCA at Christmas

(112) Comments | Posted 16 December 2011 | (23:00)

It's nearly Christmas and throughout England and Wales the staff of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) continue to work exceptionally hard for the animals we care for, as we have done so for 187 years since our charity was created.

I'm often asked,...

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