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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.

Hughes have done it again!

Daryl, the manager at our local Hughes store 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.

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.

Our Stowmarket shop is officially open!

Our Stowmarket shop is officially open and we have a few Thank You’s to make!

Firstly, a huge thank you to Hughes who once again have supported our Branch in donating a brand new microwave for our shop staff and volunteers to enjoy on their break times – the support Hughes have given us over the years has been absolutely incredible and we can’t thank them enough.
Another big thank you goes to Hicks Carpets for sponsoring our beautiful new flooring, we couldn’t have pulled this off without your generosity and kindness!

Lastly a very big thank you to Stowmarket Town Mayor, Councillor Linda Baxter for officially opening our shop on Saturday 15th December and helping to make it a very exciting event for us all.

Now we look forward to welcoming you all, so be sure to visit!  We can be found at Unit 6 Meadow Centre, Wilkes Way, Stowmarket, IP14 1DE.

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 (between 9am and 4.30pm).   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:-

  • 22nd February at Hadleigh Co-op
  • 29th March at Framlingham Co-op
  • 26th April at Needham Market (Barking Road) Co-op
  • 31st May at Debenham Co-op

*More dates and locations with be added through the year!*

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!

Free animal welfare talks

If your group or organisation is looking for an interesting animal welfare talk, then look no further. Gill is our lovely volunteer speaker who can give an engaging talk on animal welfare and the work the Branch does for animals in our local area. The talk can be tailored to adult or child groups, on a class basis that is age appropriate or a full school assembly. The talks are free of charge, but of course we are always open to donations or monies raised via fundraising.

If you would like to book a talk, please email Gill at: education@rspca-ipswich.org.uk or call 01473 623280.

Dog Fosterers needed

We are introducing an exciting and rewarding scheme at the RSPCA Martlesham Centre; we need fosterers to help some of the dogs in our care. We are looking for understanding people who can provide a safe home and positive socialising and training. Check out more details in our Pets section of the website.