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60 Years of RSPCA Mid Norfolk & North Suffolk

Image of three RSPCA staff smiling outside The Forum

Celebrating more than five decades of rescuing and rehoming animals.

The RSPCA Mid Norfolk & North Suffolk marks their 60th anniversary in 2024, and as part of their celebrations will be holding an exhibition at The Forum for Norfolk Heritage Open Days from Tuesday 10 - Sunday 15 September.

Their exhibition will explore the history of the branch, the charity's impact on the local community, and share the stories of their work over the past 60 years. From the people who have worked and volunteered for RSPCA, to the animals they've rescued and rehomed, to their work within the community, this exhibition will recognise the immensely positive impact of their services in the region.

The RSPCA Mid Norfolk & North Suffolk branch is a small local charity that rescues and rehomes animals in need, provides financial support and advice for local pet owners, and supports local communities through a programme of educational outreach. It is a separate charity to the national RSPCA and is responsible for its own service provision and fundraising.

In 2023, the Branch found homes for 421 animals, helped pet owners with 1259 neutering vouchers, and contributed to 367 veterinary bills. They also provided information and advice to 5435 members of the public through their friendly reception team and delivered over 400 education sessions to schools around Norfolk and Suffolk. They are a small but mighty team that goes above and beyond to promote excellent animal welfare in a compassionate and practical way.

2024 marks the Branch's 60th anniversary and coincides with the 200th anniversary of its parent charity, the National RSPCA. With this exhibition, RSPCA Mid Norfolk & North Suffolk will be celebrating their past and building their future.

As part of their celebration, they are asking members of the public to share their own memories of the local RSPCA in the counties' towns and villages. From adopting beloved pets, to volunteering as a dog walker or fundraiser, to visiting one of their previous animal centres on Drayton Rd, Dove St, or East Tuddenham, the Branch would like to hear your stories!

If you have any memories you'd like to share, please click here to email the local RSPCA.