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RSPCA Suffolk Central Branch

General Details

Animal welfare, rehoming, pet rescue and adoption.

The RSPCA Suffolk Central Branch takes in, rehabilitates, rehomes and provides veterinary treatment for hundreds of animals each year in Suffolk.

We are a separately registered and mainly self-funding branch of the RSPCA, helping local animals in need.

Our Animal Centre at Martlesham, Veterinary Clinic in Ipswich and various veterinary voucher schemes cost us in excess of £649,000 to run in 2020. So, we rely heavily on the generosity and support of the local community as well as our own fundraising.

At any one time, our Animal Centre can be looking after up to 28 dogs, 56 cats, 20 rabbits and 40 ferrets (excluding young), in addition to many small animals, birds and wildlife. Our aim is to find suitable, caring and permanent homes for the animals brought into our care.

We also help local pet owners on low incomes by providing reduced cost veterinary assistance and subsidised neutering and microchipping.

If you are thinking of getting a pet, please consider our animals.

Who to contact

Mrs Donna Rich
Acting Animal Centre Manager
0300 999 7321 (Daily - 9.00am to 4.30pm)
01449 614057 (Mon to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm)
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RSPCA Animal Centre
Mill Lane
IP12 4PD

Welfare Assistance (Financial Assistance with Veterinary Care)

0300 330 1406 - Option 1 for Neutering and Option 2 for Welfare Assistance

Or email welfare@rspca-suffolkcentral.org.uk


Our Veterinary Clinic in Ipswich

The Branch also runs a Veterinary Welfare Clinic on 2 days of the week. You need to live in our Branch area and be on eligible benefits. To keep our Clinic running, we ask for a donation towards the cost of the vet’s consultation and any medication given.   You can reach our Clinic on 01473 231972 between 10.30am and 1.30pm on Tuesdays and Fridays.  


Some people wish to help our local animal welfare work by leaving a gift in their will.   This is a very special way to help local animals in need and assist us maintain the service for future years.   For more information, please call our Centre on 0300 999 7321 or Kate on 01449 614057 or email Kate on kate.grimwood@rspca-suffolkcentral.org.uk

Safe Haven

You can help the Branch by sponsoring a kennel, cat pen, rabbit or ferret run or Critters’ corner! The monthly amount you contribute is entirely up to you. For more information please call 01449 614057 or 0300 999 7321 or email Kate as above.  There is also a link to the Safe Haven leaflet on our website.

Our Charity Shops

Our charity shops in Ipswich, Felixstowe and Stowmarket provide a vital source of funds for our local animal welfare work. They are always looking for donations of clothing, shoes, books, handbags, CDs, DVDs, jewellery, bric-a-brac, small pieces of furniture and working electrical items. You can drop off items at our shops or our Animal Centre and we can collect. Just one bag of good quality items could raise £25 or more.

Would YOU like to volunteer?

Without our wonderful volunteers we simply would not be able to run our Branch as we do.   We have a variety of roles, and particularly need help with our fundraising events, supermarket collections and in our charity shops.   We would love to hear from you.

Please call 0300 999 7321

Contact Details

Martlesham Animal Re-Homing Centre, Mill Lane, Martlesham, IP12 4PD. 

Open to the public 11.30am-3.30pm Mon – Sat, Sunday (by appointment only) between 1.30 -3.30pm. Closed on Wednesday.

Tel: 0300 999 7321 (9am - 4.30pm). Email: info@rspca-suffolkcentral.org.uk. Website: www.rspca-suffolkcentral.org.uk

Veterinary Welfare Clinic, 35A St. Georges Street, Ipswich, IP1 3NF. Open noon to 1pm on Tuesdays and Fridays. Tel: 01473 231972 (telephone is answered from 10.30am to 1.30pm)

Our Charity Shops:  

1-3 Tacket Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AU (01473 253420)

15 Reynolds Road, Ipswich, IP3 0JL (01473 714482)

144a Hamilton Road, Felixstowe, IP11 7DS (01394 275350)

6 Meadow Centre, Wilkes Way, Stowmarket, IP14 1DE (01449 259036)

RSPCA National Cruelty and Advice line 0300 1234 999 (7am to 10pm)

National Website is www.rspca.org.uk

Additional contact

Mrs Kate Grimwood
Operations Administrator
01449 614057
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Where to go

RSPCA, Suffolk Central
RSPCA Animal Centre
Mill Lane
IP12 4PD
Area served
Haverhill, Ipswich, Hadleigh, Halesworth, Ixworth, Kesgrave, Mid Suffolk, Lavenham, East Suffolk, North Ipswich, Mildenhall, Needham Market, Brandon, South Ipswich, Babergh, Capel St Mary, Stowmarket, Stradbroke, Clare, Bury St Edmunds, Elmswell, Eye, Thurston, Debenham, Sudbury, East Ipswich, Framlingham, Wickham Market, Woodbridge, Glemsford, Felixstowe, West Suffolk, West Ipswich
Venue Email
Venue Website
Parking available
Parking details
Car park is available

Days & Times

Open Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun
Session Information
Fri and Sat open to the public 11.30 to 3.30pm and Sun by appt only 1.30 to 3.30pm

Other details

Age Groups
Disabled Parking, Wheelchair Access, Adapted Toilet
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