Welcome to RSPCA Stort Valley
Our branch offers a subsidised treatment facility at our Clinic based at 23 The Stow in Harlow with a Charity Shop in Bishops Stortford. We operate as a separate registered charity and branch of national RSPCA and responsible for raising our own funds locally.
As a branch we rely on donations from the local community collections, which enable us to provide a clinic staffed with a qualified Veterinary Surgeon for people on a means tested benefit and who live in the branch area.
Our services are limited to health checks, prescriptions, microchipping, vaccinations, flea/worming treatments, as well as general advice and guidance. We will check that as a responsible pet owner you will have registered with a local veterinary practice who can offer the full range of treatments that their pets will need.
You can also call us to obtain advice on the care of animals, shelters and rescue centres, but we are unable to offer assistance with re-homing or have the facilities to take in unwanted pets.
Our branch area extends from Saffron Walden Essex to Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, including Bishop’s Stortford, Harlow and the villages surrounding this corridor.
The clinic is for people in receipt of a means tested benefit and who live within the branch area only. Benefit Criteria includes the following – Job Seekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance, Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit. Individuals on a low income and receive council tax or housing benefit and senior citizens in receipt of a State Pension, are also eligible to use our service.
There is a consultation fee payable at each visit.