The happiness and health of all our animals is at the centre of all our efforts and we try to find each and every animal in our care a loving family home for life. We never destroy a healthy animal. Dogs are checked & micro-chipped by a vet within a short time of arriving at the kennels. Our dogs receive regular attention throughout the day at the kennels. You are welcome to inspect our kennels at any time by prior arrangement.
The kennels in Fremantle Road were originally the Police pound for stray dogs. In 1979 two sisters, Muriel and Iris Castle, who had been joint secretaries of the RSPCA in Great Yarmouth, together with people of like minds, approached the police with a view to taking over the running of the pound. This was agreed and initially a great deal of time was spent raising money to refurbish the kennels, and subsequently, mainly through legacies, we were able to purchase the kennels and bring them up to a more satisfactory condition.
In 1986 the Norfolk and Suffolk Animal Trust Deed was signed by Nellie Jordan, Daphne Brady, Lillian Carver and Shirley Welch. The purpose of the trust was “for the care and protection of animals, reptiles, birds and fish that are in need of care and attention by reason of sickness, maltreatment, neglect or poor circumstances”.
The Trust is managed by a committee consisting of three officers, namely Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary plus six elected members who are all elected at the annual general meeting which takes place in March each year.