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More Supporters More Donations!

Help us get 2021 off to a great by signing up to support us for FREE on #easyfundraising. You can raise donations whenever you shop online with over 4,300 retailers including eBay, Argos, ASOS, M&S and many more.

This will make a BIG difference to RSPCA Suffolk East & Ipswich during this challenging time. Sign up today: //www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/rspcasuffolkeastipswich/?referral-campaign=c2s&utm_source=refsharebox

During these difficult times, your friends and family will be doing their shopping online so please encourage them to do it all via our easyfundraising page and they can help animals in need too.

Plus, every new supporter who signs up to support our cause before January 26th will earn a bonus £5 donation!

Valentine’s Photo Competition

Just feline the love?

Join our Valentine’s Day pet photo competition!

Be they furry or feathery, young or old, celebrate the pawsome love in your life with our new pet photo competition.

Open to all pets

Simply send us your photos for the classes below and donate £2 per entry per class

  • Young love – the cutest babies
  • Best Friends Forever – the special love between animals and their human friends
  • Perfect couple – a pair of beautiful pets
  • Hey, good lookin’ – just gorgeous
  • Senior moments – older but still got that lovin’ feeling

Closing date for entries: midnight on Sunday 14 February 2021

Prizes for each category winner. Winning photos will be put on our website, Facebook or in our Branch newsletter.

If you would be willing to display a poster for us, please download it here.

All monies raised will help support our vital animal welfare work.

We’ve been truly touched by the offers of support we’ve received in these difficult times, to help us make sure our animals remain safe and well. This competition is just the latest way we are trying to raise money for our animals – if you would like to enter, it will make a difference – thank you.

Christmas Drawing Competition Results!

The results are in…..

Although we didn’t have many entries for our Christmas Drawing Competition, the ones we did receive were absolutely brilliant!

We hope you enjoy looking at the lovely winning entries – prizes are being sent out over the next few days.

In the 5-7 Age Category
1st Place – Eleeza

2nd Place – Cairo

3rd Place Alina and

The Runner Up was Annabelle

In the 8-12 Age Category
1st Place went to Arishae

 

 

 

COVID-19 – latest on Branch services

This is the latest news on how Covid-19 is affecting our Branch services

Last updated: 4th January 2021

This information will be updated as and when necessary, and any major changes to our services will be communicated via our social media channels as well.

Martlesham Animal Centre:

Our rehoming centre remains closed to the public, however suitable animals can still be adopted via a virtual adoption process. Due to the current Tier 4 restrictions in relation to COVID-19 we are unable to re-home outside of the Suffolk area.

If you’re looking to re-home an animal, please visit our website www.ipswich-rspca.org.uk and call us on 0300 999 7321 if you see someone you are interested in adopting.

We are only taking in animals from the Inspectorate and so if you have an emergency situation, please call 0300 1234 999. Lines are manned between 7am and 10pm.

If you have found injured or unwell wildlife, please call the National RSPCA Control Centre on 0300 1234 999.  We are currently unable to accept wildlife into the animal centre.

Our Vet Clinic:

Our clinic will remain open so that we can continue to help animals in need however there are restrictions in place to ensure we comply with the COVID-Secure requirements.

The following provisions will be in place:

  • We will open the door no earlier than 11.30am, you must have arrived by 1pm in order to see a vet.
  • 3 people will be allowed into our waiting room at any one time to ensure we comply with social distancing (only one person per pet).
  • There is a further marked out waiting area outside the Clinic (clients will be seen on a first come, first served basis). Please bear in mind if the weather is bad there is a limited sheltered waiting area.
  • For hygiene purposes there will only be a few chairs provided, if you require seating please notify one of the Clinic staff.
  • We require all clients to wear a face covering when attending the clinic.
  • Pets on long term medications can order repeat prescriptions providing their pet has been seen by the vet within the last 6 months, these can now be collected from the Clinic between 12 – 1pm on Tues and Fri, we will only post out medications for patients who are shielding.
  • If your pet has not seen a vet in the last six months and you need medical treatment you will need to bring your pet to the clinic for a health check and examination

Charity Shops

All 4 of our charity shops have closed once again.

If you have donations for any of our shops we would be most grateful if you could please hold onto your donations until the shops are open again.

Financial donations:

We continue to be amazed and truly touched by the offers of support we have received in these difficult times, to help us make sure our animals remain safe and well.

For those supporters who wish to make a financial donation, and are able to do so, that would be the best way to help us right now. We will continue to have our day to day running costs and anticipate increased cost in the coming months. To make a donation online you can do so via our Virgin Money Giving page.

If you’d like to offer us long-term financial help, we have our Safe Haven animal pen sponsorship.

Any amount you are able to give will make a difference – thank you.

Our team:

We are taking the threat posed by Covid-19 extremely seriously.

We are closely monitoring the ongoing situation and will continue to follow advice from the UK Government. As always, the safety and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers, the public, and the animals in our care, is first and foremost.  We are taking all necessary steps to ensure we are able to protect their health and safety both now and in the future.

We have also implemented the recommendations of Public Health England and will continue to ensure that all our animals are being well cared for at all times. All staff members are being extra diligent in terms of self-care and personal hygiene, and are encouraged to self-isolate and call 111 if they experience symptoms or come into contact with anyone they know or suspect may have the virus.

We are grateful to everyone for their patience and understanding at such a difficult time for us all – please keep an eye on this page for further information. Stay safe everyone.