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October- Bonfire Competition!

This competition is for ages 16 and under and will give participants a chance to show off their creative side! Whether that is creative writing, drawing, painting or collage we want you to help us spread awareness for animal welfare leading up to bonfire night.

October is the month for building bonfires and getting them ready for Bonfire Night on November 5th. Whilst they are great for standing around with jacket potatoes and marshmallows, animals may be tempted to find shelter in these pre -made bonfires and not realise it is a great danger to them.

We want to highlight to people the dangers of bonfires to wildlife but to do this, we need YOUR help. For all creative artists, we are looking for a picture showing a bonfire and even some fireworks, it needs to show an animal using the bonfire as its home. This artwork can be painted, drawn or made using different materials. The brighter and bolder the better and remember to show the dangers to the animal.

For those creative writers, we would like either a newspaper report reporting on the dangers of bonfires to wildlife, what we should look out for before we light them and what we can do to help wildlife as the nights get colder.

OR write an account of bonfires from an animal’s view. Do they think we have made them a nice home? Do they like settling down for the night in the warmth of the twigs and branches?What goes through their mind when the bonfire gets lit? What do they hear? What do they smell? What do they feel? What happens to them? Remember to write it from the animal’s point of view.

There will be three categories; Under 6’s, Under 11’s and Under 16’s so don’t forget put your name, age and contact telephone number on your entry!

All entries can either be emailed to our Education and Events Officer, Leanne Neave at, leanne.neave@rspcanorwich.org or dropped in to one of our 7 Charity shops in Sheringham, Cromer, Norwich- Queens Road, Norwich- Magdalen Street, Dereham, Wymondham or Attleborough. You can find their exact locations by clicking here.

Each shop will have a box near to the counter for entries to be placed in, please either put your entry in an envelope or a see through wallet before placing in the box.

Winners will be announced on Bonfire Night Thursday 5th November and the winners will receive some RSPCA goodies!

All entries will feature on our Social Media pages and the winners will also be in November’s Newsletter. Good luck!

 

Emma MillsOctober- Bonfire Competition!
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Monday Quiz Answers

Here are the answers for the last of our weekly September quizzes! Every Monday we’ll be sharing some questions with you so you can learn more about us and what we do followed up by the answers on a Friday. If you missed the questions here’s a reminder. How did you do?

*Here’s a clue, you can find most of the answers to this on our website…

 

Question 1 – C – All money donated directly to RSPCA Mid Norfolk and North Suffolk branch is used by the branch on animal welfare in our branch area. This could used for neutering animals, microchipping, vet bills, medication and of course food for each animal in our care. You can see our Branch map here

 

Question 2 – A – the ability to behave normally. The RSPCA have stated every animal has 5 basic welfare needs, these are; The ability to behave normally, the right to a healthy diet, the need for access to medical care, to be provided with a suitable home, the companionship he or she needs. These 5 basic needs along with other general pet care advice is covered in one of our tailor made education sessions. If you would more information on our sessions for your school or group please and how these can be delivered in the current climate please click here

 

Question 3 – C 

This is our Dereham Charity Shop!

Located on the High Street, is our fantastic Dereham Charity Shop .Please come and browse our brilliant range of quality clothes, shoes and explore our fantastic entertainment area complete with games, books, CD’s, DVD’s and toys and a colouring area for the little ones. We welcome your dog to help you with your shopping choices and look forward to seeing you soon.

You can find them at:

15 High Street, Dereham. Norfolk, NR19 1DZ

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Monday Quiz! – 28th September

Needing something to kickstart your brain this Monday morning? Well you’re in luck! Here is the fourth of our weekly September quizzes! Every Monday we’ll be sharing some questions with you so you can learn more about us and what we do! Answers will be published here on Friday so keep your eyes peeled! Share what you think the answers are by emailing us.

*Here’s a clue, you can find most of the answers to this on our website…

 

Question 1 – If you donated £25 to the “RSPCA Mid Norfolk and North Suffolk Branch” would your money –

A) go into the National RSPCA pot and put towards the running of the Charity

B) go into a Central fund to be spent on animal welfare around the country

C) go into the Mid Norfolk and North Suffolk pot to be spent on animal welfare in the Branch area

 

Question 2 – Which of these is recognised as one of an animals 5 basic needs

A) Ability to behave normally

B) To be microchipped and vaccinated

C) Ability to exercise regularly

 

Question 3 – Which one of our shops is in this photo?

A) Attleborough

B) Cromer

C) Dereham

D) Queens Road Norwich

E) Sheringham

F) Wymondham

 

AnnaMonday Quiz! – 28th September
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13 Years of Happiness #ForeverHomeFriday

Our #ForeverHomeFriday series is where we catch up with our previous adopters and find out how they and their new family member is getting on! Want to be featured? Get in touch.

Today we catch up with Beau, a beautiful girl who was adopted out by our Branch 13 years ago!

Beau was first fostered by us just before Christmas 2007 aged about 4 months from RSPCA Norwich & Mid Norfolk, we then went on to adopt her in January, she has been the most amazing girl and in July celebrated her 13th Birthday. On Monday she had a malignant lump removed from her mouth for the 2nd time and the vet also found another on her gum which sadly cannot be removed.
Beau (Boudicca) is the most beautiful natured girl and is an amazing companion, she is spoilt with love & affection along with her rescue siblings. Beau loves the beach, lakes, river’s and is a fab swimmer but the beach has to be her favourite. She has always welcomed foster dogs albeit sometimes a bit bossy with them.
Anna13 Years of Happiness #ForeverHomeFriday
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Monday Quiz Answers

Here are the answers for the third of our weekly September quizzes! Every Monday we’ll be sharing some questions with you so you can learn more about us and what we do followed up by the answers on a Friday. If you missed the questions here’s a reminder. How did you do?

*Here’s a clue, you can find most of the answers to this on our website…

 

Question 1 – A – Move it away from danger and observe it. Dangers would include being near a road, water, or clearly visible to predators. We receive hundreds of “orphaned” birds each year, many of which are not orphaned. When fledglings leave the nest for the first few times their mother is close by watching them to ensure they are ok. Human intervention will lead to the mother abandoning the fledgling. Wild birds cannot receive the diet they need from humans so do not attempt to rear them yourself. By taking them to a wildlife centre when there is no need takes valuable time and resources away from the animals that really need our help. Please make yourself aware of the differences between a nestling (very young bird with few feathers) and a fledgling (older baby bird with a lot of feathers) so you know what to do with each by clicking here. 

 

Question 2 – B – 462. Since January we have rehomed 462 animals. These have ranged from cats and dogs to snakes, ferrets and budgies.  Our newsletter each month tells of “happy tails”, animals that have come into our care and found their forever home, please follow this link to sign up to receive our newsletter direct to your inbox. 

 

Question 3 – B – This is our Cromer Charity Shop! It’s a large shop on the sunny North Norfolk coast with an additional floor full of pre-loved furniture. Whether moving house, renting your holiday home or just having a change around we will find something to suit your needs from our vast array of goods. You can find them at: 13 Garden Street, Cromer. Norfolk, NR27 9HN

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Monday Quiz! – 21st September

Needing something to kickstart your brain this Monday morning? Well you’re in luck! Here is the third of our weekly September quizzes! Every Monday we’ll be sharing some questions with you so you can learn more about us and what we do! Answers will be published here on Friday so keep your eyes peeled! Share what you think the answers are by emailing us.

*Here’s a clue, you can find most of the answers to this on our website…

 

Question 1 – If you find a baby bird in your garden what do you do?

A) move it away from any danger then observe it

B) put it in a ventilated box and take it to a wildlife centre

C) leave it where it is

Question 2 – How many animals has RSPCA Mid Norfolk and North Suffolk rehomed so far in 2020?

A) 205

B) 462

C) 475

Question 3 – Which one of our shops is in this photo?

A) Attleborough

B) Cromer

C) Magdalen Street Norwich

D) Queens Road Norwich

E) Sheringham

F) Wymondham

 

AnnaMonday Quiz! – 21st September
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Rosie and Jim #ForeverHomeFriday

Our #ForeverHomeFriday series is where we catch up with our previous adopters and find out how they and their new family member is getting on! Want to be featured? Get in touch.

Today we catch up with Rosie and Jim, two kittens who were in our care in late 2018.

We adopted Rosie and Jim (originally Christmas and Guy) from the RSPCA in November 2018 when they were kittens. They, along with their sisters, had had a bit of a dramatic start to life, born to a pet cat when the owner had no idea she was pregnant. They were born outside, and one day, their mum just carried them all in.

They are both lovely cats with big, very different personalities. While both are very chatty, Jim wants to be friends with everyone, while Rosie is more shy. They love to sit in the garden, among our flowerbeds, or chase each other around the house. They’ve recently turned two, and we can’t imagine our home without them.

The adoption process itself was very smooth, and, in our case, we were surprised how quick it was. We happened to get in touch at just the right time; Rosie and Jim’s litter had just had their first vaccinations. We met them at their foster home and arranged a home visit. The whole process took about a week in total.

AnnaRosie and Jim #ForeverHomeFriday
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Monday Quiz Answers

Here are the answers for the second of our weekly September quizzes! Every Monday we’ll be sharing some questions with you so you can learn more about us and what we do followed up by the answers on a Friday. If you missed the questions here’s a reminder. How did you do?

 

Question 1 – BCall the RSPCA National helpline on 03001234999. National RSPCA are responsible for the collection of injured wild animals and for the investigation and rescue of domestic animals facing cruelty. Some injured wild animals can be taken by the public to a vet or wildlife centre, whilst wearing gloves and keeping it away from your face place it in a ventilated box and check the vet you are going to will accept the animal. However a badger is included in a list of animals that should not be handled by the public, these include an injured deer, seal, wild boar, otter, badger, fox, snake, bird of prey including an owl, swan, goose, heron and gull. For these you should keep a safe distance and call the national number. The local RSPCA Mid Norfolk and North Suffolk Branch are responsible for the rehabilitation and rehoming of animals.

Question 2 C – 1 Our branch has one Education and Events Officer. She is responsible for delivering Education sessions and events to nurseries, schools, colleges, youth groups, adult groups, businesses, the prison service, housing providers and care homes. Each session is tailor made to suit the audience and can cover a variety of different tops.  To find out more and to book a session please go to the Education section of our website. 

Question 3 – E – This is our Sheringham ShopRight on the High Street come in and discover haberdashery heaven! We have clothing, bric a brac, shoes, electricals and a busy sewing bee’s paradise! Canine companions are welcome for a drink and to browse the selection of pet toys and treats on offer. Clothing donations always needed. It’s open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm and Sunday from 10am to 3pm you can find us at 37 High Street, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8DS

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Monday Quiz! – 14th September

Needing something to kickstart your brain this Monday morning? Well you’re in luck! Here is the second of our weekly September quizzes! Every Monday we’ll be sharing some questions with you so you can learn more about us and what we do! Answers will be published here on Friday so keep your eyes peeled! Share what you think the answers are by emailing us.

*Here’s a clue, you can find most of the answers to this on our website…

 

Question 1 – If you found an injured badger on the road would you:

A) put it in a ventilated box and take it to the vet or wildlife centre

B) Call the RSPCA national number on 03001234999

C) Take it home and care for it yourself

 

Question 2 – How many team members make up the Education Department for the RSPCA Mid Norfolk and North Suffolk responsible for Education in Schools, youth groups, adult groups and events?

A) 4

B) 12

C) 1

Question 3 – Which one of our shops is in this photo?

A) Attleborough

B) Cromer

C) Magdalen Street Norwich

D) Queens Road Norwich

E) Sheringham

F) Wymondham

 

AnnaMonday Quiz! – 14th September
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