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Hughes have done it again!

Daryl, the manager at our local Hughes store at Martlesham has always been so accommodating and generous when helping us with all our electrical needs.

When we contacted Daryl after our cattery tumble dryer stopped working he was quick on the case to help us find a new one.

Lucky for us, the wonderful team at Hughes and Hoover sponsored us a brand new tumble dryer and we didn’t have to pay a thing!  Everything was arranged on the same day which couldn’t have been more ideal given the huge pile of laundry we face daily!

Thank you for all your continued support Hughes and thank you Daryl, for being so efficient, understanding and helpful.

Helping Animals in Need through Supermarket Collections September to 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.

We have the following collections coming up where we need your help:

  • Co-op at Leiston on 27th September
  • Co-op at Holbrook on 25th October
  • Co-op at Eye on 29th November
  • 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, please contact:

  • Ian on 01449 767747 (after 6pm) or ian.hendry@rspca-ipswich.org.uk for the Co-Op collections
  • Kate on 01449 614057 or kate.grimwood@rspca-ipswich.org.uk for the Tesco collections





Thank You

Thank you to everyone who came to our Open Day on Sunday and to all the volunteers and staff who worked so hard to make the event happen. We raised a magnificent £2317.39.

It was a lovely sunny day, and not too hot for the dogs, so the fun dog show was as popular as ever. The BBQ and refreshments were busy, and the other stalls, including hoop-la, bric-a-brac, doggy treats and some lovely crafts, had a steady stream of customers.

There were definitely fewer people this year and money seemed to be more limited, impacting on the raffle, tombola and RSPCA logo goods, which all took less than usual.

But the total was still excellent and we’re grateful for all the kind people who helped – from setting up the gazebos to baking cakes, covering a stall to marshalling traffic. And an especial thank you to the staff and volunteers who stepped up to fill in at the last minute.

Our next events are our Quiz on October 26 and our Christmas Fair on November 9 at Holbrook. See our events section for more details.

Animal Centre opening hours

Although dog introductions are remaining by appointment only, the rest of the Centre is returning to our normal opening hours.

These are:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 11.30am to 3.30pm
  • Wednesday – CLOSED
  • Sunday (by appointment only for all animals) between 1.30pm and 3.30pm

We’ve decided to keep the appointment only system for dog introductions as this minimises stress to our dogs and limits disruption to their feeding, training and exercise routines.

Please call the Centre on 0300 999 7321 if you’d like to book an appointment or if you have any other questions.