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April 2022

Donate as you shop

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for RSPCA Stort Valley with easyfundraising?

There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.

All you need to do is:

1. Go to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/rspcastortvalley/?utm_campaign=raise-more and join for free.

2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.

3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to RSPCA Stort Valley at no extra cost to you whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and RSPCA Stort Valley will be really grateful for your donations.

Thank you for your support.

March 2022

Clinic Closure for refurbishment 21st April to 23rd May 2022

Due to essential work needed, our clinic will be closed from Thursday 21st April to Monday 23rd May 2022.

We are asking clients who attend for repeat prescriptions to contact us by the 7th April 2022 so that we can arrange for you to have sufficient medication for your animals whilst the clinic is closed.

As responsible animal owners, you must be registered with a primary vet practice.  Registered clients will be required to contact their primary vet practice whilst the clinic is closed for refurbishment.

We are unable to take on new clients at this time.

Our apologies for any inconvenience the closure may cause.

January 2020

Volunteer Shop Assistant

If you’re looking to build up your work experience, enhance your CV, gain a new reference, meet new people or just do what you can to help out a local charity, why not consider volunteering with us at the RSPCA Charity Shop in Bishop’s Stortford?

We’re looking for volunteers to help out for at least one morning or afternoon a week (of course you’re always welcome to do more!) in our new premises at 2, The Dells, Bishops Stortford.

You’ll be able to explore and develop your skills and help in a way that suits your interests and talents, whether you’re into visual merchandising, organisation, customer service or rifling through donations in search of stylish key pieces to highlight.

All training will be provided.

Commitment is flexible. Happy to accept seasonal or temp volunteers based on college or university holidays/parents who are only able to help in term time, etc.

Volunteers must be 18 or over.

For further details or if you have any questions, please email volunteer@rspcastortvalley.org.uk

October 2019

Veterinary Assistant Volunteer Opportunity

We are looking for a volunteer vet assistant to help in our busy clinic based in Harlow.

This role involves helping the vet during consult by holding animals, cleaning up and assisting where necessary. You do not have to have previous experience as all training will be given but a basic knowledge of computing is needed.

This is a volunteer role required for Tuesday afternoons initially, but free to help cover other volunteers during holiday periods.

If you would like to apply for the role please email recruitment@rspcastortvalley.org.uk

May 2019

Summer Clothing now on sale

As we move into the summer, we are changing over our stock at our Charity Shop, 2 The Dells, Bishops Stortford, please come and visit us.

We sell all kinds of interesting items, including designer and high-end ladies and men’s clothing and footwear, children’s clothing and great bric-a-brac.  Please pop along and say Hello and grab yourself a bargain.

The sales from our Charity Shop help us to raise funds to provide veterinary services at our clinic in Harlow.  We also have an online e-bay shop and have recently started selling on Vintage.

We look forward to seeing you at the shop or online.

The shop is also currently looking for volunteers to help with sorting and processing donations and helping our lovely customers.  If you are interested in applying, please email us at volunteer@rspcastortvalley.org.uk.

July 2016

We now operate an appointments system for veterinary clinic sessions

We are aware that clients were often waiting a couple of hours to see our vet and we therefore introduced an appointments system.

Appointments can be made by telephoning or calling into the clinic during opening hours, including during advice clinic sessions; they can also be made when return visits are necessary.

 

Homeward bound! RSPCA reunites dog with owners after NINE years

A dog from Braintree, Essex was reunited with his family last Friday (26 June) – nine years after going missing – after being handed into an RSPCA branch 30 miles away

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Thanks to the RSPCA Stort Valley branch staff, 13 year-old Jack Russell terrier Foster, is now back in his own bed after he was stolen near to his home in White Notley, Foster’s delighted owner Kelly Twin said: “It’s just amazing to have him home. We had given up hope and can’t quite believe he’s back. “But for him, it’s like he never went away, he’s settled back in perfectly.”

Staff at RSPCA Stort Valley branch in Harlow took little Foster in their care on Friday 17 June after he was brought in by neighbours of a lady who had sadly recently died. It is thought that the lady had owned Foster for several years, not knowing that he had been stolen during a break in to a family home several years previously.

The neighbours who took Foster to the RSPCA Stort Valley branch told staff that he was microchipped, and then to limit stress, Foster was taken into a temporary foster home straight away.

RSPCA Stort Valley branch staff member Marion Wellsman said: “All we knew was that Foster had come in after his owner had passed away, we didn’t have any reason to think there was any more to it. He was due to come back into the branch for a health check so it wasn’t until a week later that we scanned his microchip to have the details changed, and discovered that he was actually chipped to another address, and had been reported as stolen!” Marion added: “Kelly and her family were overwhelmed when I called them to tell them we had Foster in our care, it was a lovely call to make. Foster is a dear old chap and we are delighted he has made his way back to his owners.”

Foster has settled back into family life with no trouble whatsoever, and has even made a new best friend. Kelly said: “We have another dog Marmite who we got a a year after Foster was stolen. The two are the best of friends already, it’s lovely to see. “Foster was also really pleased to see my 10 year old daughter, Daisy (pictured above with Foster and Marmite.) She was almost two when he went missing and as soon as he saw her her was sniffing around her and was so excited. I really can’t believe it all, it’s a dream come true.”

Since April 6th this year, it is now a legal requirement for dogs to be microchipped.

Kelly added: “Foster’s story really proves just why it is so important for dogs to be microchipped – in our case, that little tiny chip reunited us with our little dog, something we thought would never happen.”

June 2016

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Neutering

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Please help stop the destruction of healthy animals; our shelters are full to bursting point with unwanted Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs.  We are running a campaign to assist financially with the neutering of these dogs.

We are now offering these vouchers for £70 each male or £90 each female, for use at specified vets only.

These vets are: Kew Vets, Vets4Pets (Harlow), Vets & Pets, Bishop’s Stortford Veterinary Hospital and Mercer & Hughes.

To qualify for assisted neutering you must be in receipt of a means tested benefit (excluding tax credits) or a Senior Citizen in receipt of a State Pension.

Please email the clinic at clinic@rspcastortvalley.org.uk if you would like to apply for a neutering voucher.

 Proof of Benefit must be shown when applying for a voucher.


Vets4Pets, Harlow – 01279 770104

*** You may be offered a Pre-op blood test prior to neutering ***

This will be cheaper if taken at our clinic


Bishops Stortford Veterinary Hospital – 01279 654108

Rye Street, Bishops Stortford


Vets and Pets – 01992 478657

Unit 11B, Nazeing Glass Ind. Estate, Nazeing New Road, Broxbourne

To use Vets & Pets your dog must be weighed first at this clinic


J A C Kews – 01279 422066

11 Wych Elm, The High, Harlow


Mercer & Hughes

Stansted 01279 813780

Great Dunmow 01371 872836

Saffron Walden 01799 522082

May 2016

JustText Giving

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We need your help to continue our vital animal welfare work locally.

To make a donation please text SBVT15 followed by £2/£5/£10 to 70070.

Texts cost your standard network rate plus the amount you are donating.

December 2015

Charity volunteer Marion completes 20 years of service

An RSPCA volunteer who has completed 20 years of service with the animal welfare charity has been hailed a hero by her colleagues.

As treasurer and co-ordinator of the RSPCA’s Stort Valley branch, Marion Wellsman has overseen public donations, accounts and membership.

Colleague Marie Shaw said: “She has completed seven days a week of unpaid work for 20 years and I feel she deserves some recognition.

“It is a full-on job as we have to be on call all of the time. Marion has done so much for the town in her time and she should be celebrated.”

Mrs Wellsman, who lives in Harlow, worked as an accountant before joining the RSPCA after she retired in 1995.

She was part of the original core team that opened the branch’s animal clinic and advice centre in The Stow in 1997 and has worked hard to serve the community ever since.

Mrs Shaw added: “We currently have nine staff and are always on the lookout for more people to help.”

Anyone interested should phone 01279 306058.

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Contact us on 01279 306058 or email: clinic@rspcastortvalley.org.uk

Our phone and email address are only monitored when the clinic is open

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