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Ernie

Wonderful Ernie came into our care when his owner could no longer look after him.
Ernie is a super affectionate boy who loves human company, either when he’s getting lots of fuss and attention or when he’s sound asleep knowing your nearby.
Despite his senior status, Ernie still has bursts of energy and playfulness and loves going on a short plod in the woods and fields surrounding our centre.
Ernie generally takes little interest in other dogs, but he does take exception if they have no manners and get too close, too quickly.
He is very good at letting you know if he wants (or doesn’t want!) to do something, so you’re in little doubt about what to do next!
Ernie will need a home that will continue to help him lose weight at a healthy rate and will ensure that he receives his daily medicine to alleviate the pain in his legs.
If it is great company and not too much exercise that you are looking for in a dog companion, then Ernie could be your perfect match.

We are Recruiting!

We have three great new job opportunities at our Animal Centre in Martlesham and are looking for the following team members:

  1. A part-time Animal Care Assistant to help with our Small Animals
  2. A full-time Animal Care Assistant to help in our Cattery and
  3. A full-time Animal Care Assistant Apprentice (Level 2) to help in our Small Animal Team

For further details and how to apply please go to

https://www.indeed.co.uk/jobs?q=animals&l=Suffolk&vjk=eb18f2e61201df6a

 Good luck!

 

Supermarket Collection Dates 2020

We are always in need of volunteers to help us with our collections – all we ask is 2 hours of your time and friendly dogs are very welcome!  We know that there are a lot of animal loves in Suffolk and we hope some of you will be able to help us raise money for animals in need through our collections.

We have the following collections coming up until the end of June 2020 where we need your help or perhaps you will see us in store, come and say hello and donate a little?

  • Co-Op in Barham on 31st January
  • Tesco at Copdock Interchange on 16th February
  • Co-Op in Framlingham on 27th March
  • Morrisons in Felixstowe on 18th and 19th April
  • Co-Op in Needham Market on 24th April
  • Co-Op in Woodbridge on 8th May
  • Co-Op in Debenham on 29th May
  • Co-Op in Rickinghall on 6th June
  • Co-Op in Felixstowe on 20th June
  • Co-Op in Combs Ford on 26th June

If you would like to help us or to find out more about helping with supermarket collections, please contact:

Ian Hendry on 01449 767747 (after 6pm) or ian.hendry@rspca-ipswich.org.uk

Collection dates for the remainder of 2020 will be added shortly…

Super supermarkets – thank you

Thank you to our local Co-op, ASDA, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, and Tesco supermarkets, along with the SPAR in Felixstowe, for their support during 2019. By allowing us to hold supermarket collections in their stores, we raised a staggering £5,078.84 of much needed funds for our Branch.

This is a vital source of income, and we will be holding further supermarket collections in 2020. Details can be found on our website or at the back of our newsletter, coming out at the end of January.

We couldn’t do this without the unstinting help of volunteers who collect on the day. If you would like to help at any of our supermarket collections, please contact Ian Hendry on 01449 767747 (after 6pm) or via ian.hendry@rspca-ipswich.org.uk.

Christmas cheer at Holbrook

Our Christmas Fair on Saturday (9 November) raised a magnificent £987.65 to help with our animal welfare work.

Many thanks to all our wonderful volunteers who made the event possible, including Sue and her crew who ran the refreshments and made some awesome cakes and sausage rolls. Thanks also to Jean, Geoffrey, John and Yvonne, Lorna, Jan, Mary and Stephen for their help on the day. Our thanks also to everyone who donated raffle and tombola prizes and who helped publicise the event.

There was a festive range of craft and food stalls, including organic dog treats, Tropic toiletries, delicious homemade jams, gluten and dairy-free cakes and pastries plus Christmas gifts including bags and bunting, fairy jars and crystal angels.

Many thanks to all the stallholders and to everyone who came to support the Branch and our animals.

We are always looking out for more people to help at events and collections, so if you’ve been thinking of volunteering, please take a look at the volunteers section.

A BIG Thank You to Brett Aggregates Ltd.

A team of 5 lovely volunteers from Brett Aggregates recently helped us at our Martlesham Animal Centre and kindly painted the wooden fascia on our new kennel block.

And, as if this wasn’t enough, Brett Aggregates have presented us with an amazing cheque for £550 too!

Pictured are the Brett Aggregates team ready to start painting.

 

RSPCA Christmas Fair 2018: RSPCA goodies for sale

Festive Christmas Fair

Start getting in the Christmas spirit with the RSPCA’s fabulous Christmas Fair on Saturday 9th November at Holbrook Village Hall, The Street, Holbrook, IP9 2PZ (10am to 2pm). Entry is free.

In addition to our great RSPCA stalls such as raffle, tombola, bric-a-brac and new goods including Christmas cards and calendars, we have a fascinating range of brilliant craft and food stalls. These include organic dog treats, Tropic toiletries, delicious homemade jams and chutneys, gluten and dairy-free cakes and pastries plus Christmas gifts including bags and bunting, fairy jars and crystal angels. There will also be hot and cold refreshments.

Help support our local animal welfare work as well as beginning the run-up to the festive season. To download a poster, please click here.

Helping Animals in Need through Supermarket Collections in December

We are always in need of volunteers to help us with our collections – all we ask is 2 hours of your time and friendly dogs are very welcome!  We know that there are a lot of animal loves in Suffolk and we hope some of you will be able to help us raise money for animals in need through our collections.

We have the following collections coming up until the end of the year where we need your help.  Perhaps you will see us, come and say hello and donate a little?

  • Tesco at Stowmarket on 7th December
  • Co-Op at Wickham Market on 20th December

If you would like to help us or to find out more about helping with supermarket collections, please contact:

  • Ian Hendry on 01449 767747 (after 6pm) or ian.hendry@rspca-ipswich.org.uk

New collection dates for 2020 will follow shortly…

 

 

 

Quiz Night Results!

Our Quiz Night on 26 October at St Michael’s Church Centre, Martlesham Heath was a great success, raising a record-breaking £889.50 for our animal welfare work.

17 teams (85 people) enjoyed a fun quiz and delicious baked potatoes!    The winning team was “Hello Sailor” who beat the competition with 85 points out of 110!

Sincere thanks go to everyone who came along and supported the event, all those who helped on the night and those who donated raffle prizes.

Please keep an eye out on our website and Facebook page for the dates of our quiz nights in 2020.

 

 

Thanks to Pure Flooring

Many thanks go to Pure Flooring of Stowmarket and their proprietor Paul Dennis. Pure very kindly donated off cuts of carpet for our cattery, even cutting it to 1 metre squares for our feline friends to rest, play and scratch on.