Project information

Animal Welfare Assistance in Suffolk 2011

The current economic climate is having a dramatic effect on the finances of many families across Suffolk. As a Branch our finances are low but we would like to be able to continue to help the public in Suffolk who are on low incomes and experiencing difficulties with affording veterinary fees

January 2011 - December 2011

Charity information

RSPCA Suffolk East and Ipswich Branch

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  • Need


    Members of the public who are not able to afford private veterinary care for their animals as they are on low incomes.


    The Branch needs assistance to continue to fund our RSPCA Veterinary Clinic in Ipswich were we provide heavily subsidised veterinary treatment to members of the public on low incomes.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide heavily subsidised veterinary care to the public on low incomes through our Clinic


    » Continue to run our Clinic as long as funding is available to pay the vet and provide the drugs required.

    Success will be receiving less complaints of animals suffering as we will be able to continue to help those on low incomes who are unable to affoard private veterinary care

    Aim 2

    To assist to neuter as many animals as possible that are owned by the public on low incomes


    » Continue to provide neutering vouchers as long as we have funding to cover the cost of the operations

    Success will be receiving less animals in for re-homing in Suffolk as we will know that our neutering projects are starting to work. This is a long-term project.

  • Impact


    Less animal suffering. We will be able to show that less animals are coming into our care.


    A risk is not having enough volunteers to run our Clinic, we deal with this problem by having a strong volunteer recruitment programme.


    Regularly monthly emails advising how many people the Clinic has assisted and what that assistance has been.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £50,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £40,000 Clinic Running Clinic for 1 Year
      £10,000 Neutering Neutering Assistance for 1 Year
  • Background


    Our Clinic is situated in Ipswich which is a busy town in Suffolk. Ipswich is the Country town of Suffolk and an ideal base to help members of the public who cannot afford private veterinary fees in Suffolk.


    Members of the public on low incomes and in receipt of benefits.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are an animal welfare charity which already has a Veterinary Clinic which helps members of the public on low incomes with their animals, we need funding to be able to continue to provide this service.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Volunteer - Clinic Manager, Sue Southgate

    Sue is our Clinic Manager. She runs the Clinic, heads up the reception team and deals with all the Clinic administration.

    Volunteer - Clinic Assistance, Rosie Castle

    Rosie is one of the Clinic Assistants. She works as a nurse helping the (paid) vet in the treatment room. She helps with prescribing the medication