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Co-op Collections for Animals in Need!

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!*

Clinic Christmas opening

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.

Christmas opening and adoption break

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.

New Charity Shop – Grand Opening!

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.

Our address is:  Unit 6, Meadow Centre, Wilkes Way, Stowmarket, IP14 1DE (behind ASDA)

Happy Quizzers!

We had a great time at our Branch Quiz in Martlesham on 10th November.

83 players (17 teams) took part and the winning team “I Said That” scored an amazing 111 out of 130 – well done to them.

The baked potato supper went down well on a chilly wet evening and, most importantly of all, we raised £761 for the Branch.

Thank you to everyone who came along and helped make the event a success.

Keep an eye out for our Quiz dates for next year!

Project Winston: New x4 kennel block underway

Appointment only continues as completion date put back

The completion date for our building works has had to be put back to 21 January 2019, so although we remain open, we will need to continue the viewing of animals by appointment only, until the new 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 and bad weather in November, has delayed the completion of our project.

Because of the long lead times for such a complicated piece of kit, installation of the new sewage treatment plant will be done early next year. Our new isolation kennels and support block will be virtually completed by the end of this year, but the new four rehoming kennels will need to be fitted out after Christmas.

As all this will continue to cause some disruption, we will 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.

Autumn Fair / Shop Early for Christmas event

Start getting in the Christmas spirit with our fabulous Autumn Fair / Shop Early for Christmas event on Saturday 3rd November at Holbrook Village Hall, Holbrook (10am to 2pm). Entry is free.

In addition to our usual suspects – raffle, tombola, bric-a-brac and new goods including Christmas cards, diaries and calendars, we have a great range of brilliant craft and food stalls. These include organic dog treats, Animals Asia raffle, delicious homemade jams and chutneys, and Christmas wares including elegant felted gifts and carved wooden items, glass ornaments and suncatchers, jewellery and fabric items (like bunting & aprons) and wooden reindeer. Plus 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, click here.

Open Day cancelled

We have had to take the difficult decision to cancel our Open Day & Fun Dog show, due to take place this Sunday (23rd Sept)

We were hoping the weather forecast would improve, but with high winds and heavy rain predicted, it would be too unsafe to go ahead.

It’s a huge disappointment, as we were hoping to raise a lot of money for our Animal Centre and to show off the new Project Winston paw plaques. However, we hope to see you all at our Autumn Fair / Shop Early for Christmas event on Saturday 3rd November at Holbrook Village Hall. Keep an eye on this website and our Facebook page for further information.