A life saved is the best reward for animal inspector Jersild Wright

Jersild Wright rescues animals every day. An animal inspector with the Guyana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA), Wright has been looking out for the welfare of animals and trying to keep them safe from neglect and abuse for over ten years now.

Wright, a graduate of the Guyana School of Agriculture, had previously worked with the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Agri Corps. “At the time I started doing this job, I was doing some consulting work with Channel 9. I saw the vacancy and I applied. The vacancy required that I had some experience, which I had already. But as it relates to animal rescue, working with GSPCA was when I first started doing this,” he said.

Wright noted that he makes a special effort to follow the GSPCA motto and ‘Be a voice for the voiceless’. It can be challenging, he said, but knowing an animal’s life was saved is the best reward.