Local branch animal welfare services depend entirely on voluntary income and fundraising activities carried out locally and nationally. There is no National Health Service for animals and the RSPCA does not receive automatic funding. We need £2,500 a month to keep our animal clinic running and another £2,000 per month to pay for boarding and care of animals waiting for new homes.
All RSPCA local branches are separate charities affiliated to the national RSPCA, which provides us with a basic grant annually. But the branch is responsible for raising the rest of the funds needed to provide local services.
We pay an annual contribution to the Regional Fund, which is used to support projects that benefit all Eastern Region branches. Everything else we raise is spent locally.
We desperately need more support through donations or volunteering, as we are unable to provide the range of services that we could several years ago,including emergency support for pet owners who cannot afford vet fees. Those in receipt of state benefits and may struggle with vet bills should register with our clinic. Veterinary charges at the clinic are roughly one third that of private vets.
Become a member of the RSPCA.. Membership gives you voting rights on important issues and the chance of joining your local branch committee as well as supporting the society.
10 point plan: How much of a difference could you make?
Leaving us a legacy in your will is another way you can help.
Donate cash or items to our shops that we can sell.
Sponsor a kennel space to enable us to admit animals for rehoming and provide them with veterinary care.
Give as you live