Sincere thanks to the East of England Co-op for allowing us to hold collections at their stores again in 2019. We are always looking for volunteers to help us with our collections. If you can help with any of the following, please call 0300 999 7321, option 4. All we ask for is 2 hours of your time and friendly dogs are most welcome to help too!
We will be collecting as follows:-
- 25th January at Barham Co-op
- 22nd February at Hadleigh Co-op
- 29th March at Framlingham Co-op
- 26th April at Needham Market Barking Road Co-op
*More dates and locations with be added through the year!*
Our vet clinic in St Georges Street will be closed on Tuesday 25th December and Tuesday 1st January but open as usual every Tuesday and Friday otherwise. Please make sure that you order your repeat prescriptions for your animals in good time so you do not run out over the festive period.
Every year we stop re-homing our animals over the Christmas period to ensure they will not go home as Christmas presents with the chance of them being unwanted gifts. So we will be putting a hold on our adoptions from Monday 17th December until Saturday 5th January. You will still be able to come and visit the centre and reserve animals during this time, apart from 25th and 26th December and 1st January when we will be closed to visitors.
We are delighted to let you know that Play2Day in Martlesham held a lovely Christmas Market on Wednesday, November 28th, we joined in and raised £64 which will all go towards our Animal Centre and Clinic.
Over the past few weeks we have been making steady progress in converting the floor space of Unit 6, Meadow Centre into our new Charity Shop and we’re very excited to announce that we will be opening on Saturday 15th December 2018.
Please come along and join us and the Stowmarket Town Mayor, Councillor Linda Baxter, who will be officially opening our shop at 11am on 15th December 2018.
The completion date for our building works has had to be put back to 21 December 2018, so although we remain open, we will need to continue the viewing of animals by appointment only, until the end of the year.
Due to new Environment Agency requirements for disposing of our sewage, our old cesspit and soakaways need to be replaced by a new sewage treatment plant. Sourcing an acceptable system, together with unforeseen problems with our existing drains, has delayed the completion of our project.
Because of the long lead times for such a complicated piece of kit, although the kennels and support block will be completed by the end of this year, installation of the new sewage treatment plant will be done early next year.
As this installation will cause some disruption, we may need to extend the appointment only system for viewing our animals until everything has been completed.
Thank you to all our supporters for their patience so far and we apologise for any inconvenience that this delay may cause.
Buy one of our lovely paws plaques and help us complete Project Winston, the replacement of six of the Animal Centre’s oldest dog kennels with up-to-date facilities.
We have three types of lovely paws plaques available.
Solid brass 4” paw – minimum donation £250
4″ blue acrylic paw – £50 minimum donation
£25 minimum donation for the 2″ blue acrylic paw plaque
In celebration or in loving memory, each plaque can be engraved with a short message of your choice.
The plaques will be put on permanent display in a public area at our Animal Centre in Martlesham.
We are a separately registered charity from the national RSPCA and our Trustees are all unpaid volunteers. Our animal welfare work is not paid for by the national RSPCA and in 2017 over 95% of our income came from our own fundraising efforts, donations and legacies. Project Winston will allow the wonderful staff and volunteers at our RSPCA Animal Centre to continue their work in rehabilitating and rehoming all sorts of animals, especially dogs, from the local area.
For details of how to buy a paw of your own, please click here.