The staff at you local pet shop are
Richard Angell BSc (Hons). Owner and founder of Angell pets Ltd. Dad and general dogsbody of the business and the family. Currently keeps two dogs, tropical fish, a bearded dragon, a bull snake and chickens and breeds tarantulas, ferrets, gerbils and rats. In the past has kept coldwater fish, birds (budgies, chickens, pheasants, ducks, even a seagull once – long story), insects, horses, rabbits, ferrets (working). Used to work in exotic animal business supplying the public, trade and zoos with everything from black widow spiders to coati mundis. Used to be operational manager of a major water treatment works and lecturer on water treatment for BTEC certificate and diploma, so handy for testing your aquarium water for you.
Kim Angell. Wife, mum of most of the team and occasional assistant in the shop. Has kept chameleons, dogs, cats and rabbits in the past and will claim that she keeps the dogs now if you let her.
George Angell. No.1 son. George graduated in animal science with 1st class honours from the University of the West of England in 2015. He is also the winner of two awards for academic achievement at UWE. George has bred ferrets, royal pythons, corn snakes and birds of prey and used to keep lots of spiders. He has worked on conservation projects all over the world including African game reserves, the Seychelles and Assumption island and is currently working in New Zealand. He is retained as a technical advisor for his expert knowledge of the natural environments of some of the animals we sell.
Billie Angell. Only daughter and manager in the shop. Billie has recently completed her animal welfare and retail management apprenticeship and will become the manager of the next branch of Angell Pets. At the moment she keeps rabbits, tropical fish, hog nose and milk snakes and poison dart frogs and somehow manages to keep animals forever (her Syrian hamster lived to over five years old!). She also used to keep guinea pigs and stick insects, so she is very experienced in animal care.
Henry Angell. One of twin boys. Used to breed rats which he sold to his dad! Part time assistant during the week and on Sunday. Henry is the linguist of the family.
Albert Angell. The other of the twins. Breeds leopard geckos (doesn’t pay for the food, electric or incubator but charges dad for the babies!) and is another part time assistant during the week on Saturday and on Sunday. Also keeps bearded dragons and helps out with the chickens and ferret breeding.