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Collecting at Local Tesco Stores

Delighted to let you know that Tesco’s are kindly letting us collect at their stores at Kesgrave on Sat 24th June and Stowmarket on Fri 21st July in aid of local animals in need.  On both days we can collect from 10am to 6pm.

We need YOUR help to raise as much money as possible.  It cost £545,817 to run the Branch in 2016.   Every penny counts and without your support we are stuck.

Please contact Kate on 01449 614057 or kategrimwood.rspca@btinternet.com

*Clinic Closed on 27th and 30th June*

Please note that due to staff shortages we regret that the Clinic will be closed on Tuesday 27th and Friday 30th June.

On these dates if you are a new or existing Clinic client and your pet needs to see a vet urgently please call The Barn Veterinary Practice on

01473 743460 – 2a Ashcroft Road, Ipswich, IP1 6AA

Medication which has already been ordered can also be collected from The Barn at Ashcroft Road.

Family Fun Day Results

What a fantastic day we had!!  We are so very grateful to everyone who came and supported our Family Fun Day last Sunday.  We raised just over an amazing £3000.  The money raised will go directly towards the care of our animals which they so desperately need and deserve.  We cannot thank you all enough.

Sorry For The Inconvenience

You may have noticed we have a new website. As our old site broke, we had to upload the new version before we could iron out all the mistakes. We’re working through them as fast as we can, and ask that you bear with us whilst we get everything sorted. All our animals available for adoption are listed on the RSPCA HQ website.

Happy Birthday to Us – three times over

2017 is going to be a big year for the Suffolk East and Ipswich Branch of the RSPCA. We’ll be celebrating our 85-year anniversary, having had our first ever meeting on 24 May 1932. Created to help animals in need in our local area, we now rehome and rehabilitate over 460 animals per year, as well as providing services such as veterinary care, neutering, microchipping and advice. We never put a healthy animal to sleep.

2017 will also see the Martlesham Animal Centre celebrate its 40th birthday, having opened in Mill Lane in September 1977. We’re hoping to replace one of our kennel blocks and our dog isolation unit, which are too cramped for larger dogs, with new, up-to-date facilities.

But the Centre is a youngster compared to our Clinic, which has been 55 years at its current site in St Georges Street, Ipswich. It opened in October 1962, having been bought for the princely sum of £1600 (old money) with a building fund raising £151.14s6d “for alteration and decoration”.