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RSPCA Suffolk East and Ipswich Branch

Animal welfare, rehoming, pet rescue and adoption

The RSPCA Suffolk East and Ipswich Branch takes in, rehabilitates, rehomes and provides veterinary treatment for hundreds of animals each year in East 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 £660,000 to run in 2018. 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

Name
Miss Zoe Barrett
Position
Animal Centre Manager
Telephone
0300 999 7321 (Daily - 9.00am to 4.30pm)
01449 614057 (Office Hours)
Email
martlesham@rspca-ipswich.org.uk
Website
http://www.ipswich-rspca.org.uk
Social Media
 Like us on Facebook
Address
RSPCA Animal Centre
Mill Lane
Martlesham
Woodbridge
Suffolk
Postcode
IP12 4PD
Notes

Veterinary Clinic

If your pet needs to see a vet, the Branch also runs a Veterinary Welfare Clinic. 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.   Treatment such as x-rays and operations (except for neutering) cannot be paid for by the Branch.   You can reach our Clinic on 01473 231972 between 11.30am and 1.30pm on Tuesdays and Fridays.  You can also email our Clinic Administrator on clinic@rspca-ipswich.org.uk.

Legacies

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-Ipswich.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. We can also sell shabby clothes or shoes to a textile recycling company.   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 such as fundraising, helping in our charity shops, dog walking, animal socialising, home visiting and more.  Whatever you can offer, 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: Martlesham@rspca-ipswich.org.uk. Website: www.ipswich-rspca.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 11.30am 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)

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

RSPCA National Cruelty and Advice line 0300 1234 999

National Website is www.rspca.org.uk

Additional contact

Name
Mrs Kate Grimwood
Position
Branch Administrator
Telephone
01449 614057
Email
kate.grimwood@rspca-ipswich.org.uk
Additional Website
http://www.ipswich-rspca.org.uk

Where to go

Name
RSPCA, Suffolk East and Ipswich
Address
RSPCA Animal Centre
Mill Lane
Martlesham
Woodbridge
Suffolk
Postcode
IP12 4PD
Area served
Ipswich, South Ipswich, Hadleigh, Capel St Mary, Stowmarket, Stradbroke, Kesgrave, Elmswell, Suffolk Coastal, Eye, Mid Suffolk, Debenham, East Ipswich, Suffolk, Framlingham, Wickham Market, North Ipswich, Woodbridge, Felixstowe, Needham Market, West Ipswich
Venue Email
martlesham@rspca-ipswich.org.uk
Venue Website
http://www.ipswich-rspca.org.uk
Parking available
Yes
Parking details
Car park is available

Days & Times

Open Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun
Session Information
Mon
Tues
Thurs
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
Adults
Accessibility
Disabled Parking, Wheelchair Access, Adapted Toilet
Last Updated
19/09/2019

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