The RSPCA shop was one of the first shops to be established in Tavistock and is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Although it has been in its current location in King Street for 25 years, manager Karen Norwood says customers are still delighted to discover it tucked away there and often comment that they didn’t know there was a RSPCA shop in Tavistock. Another surprising fact is that all the staff including the managers in the Tavistock & Plymouth area are volunteers which means that even more of the income goes to support the RSPCA work. The RSPCA inspectors are responsible for rescuing stray & injured animals. Once they have had a health check they are transferred to animal shelters. The RSPCA campaigns nationally to raise standards of animal welfare, including prosecuting those responsible for animal abuse.
Karen and the team in Tavistock thoroughly enjoy working in the shop and have become a small community in their own right, with a regular and loyal customer base. As you can imagine the shop is very dog friendly and there is always dogs treats available. The shop is well managed and has an eclectic mix of treasures for sale.
If you would like to volunteer or make a donation there are forms available in the shop. If you would like to adopt an animal then check out their website www.rspca.org.uk