The Suffolk East Coast Branch of the RSPCA was formed in 1898, when it was known as the East Coast Constable Branch. It is one of around 160 branches in England & Wales, each one a separately registered charity operating under RSPCA and branch rules raising money in its own area to be spent entirely locally.
Our annual running costs are funded
exclusively by voluntary donations and
legacies. We receive no government or
The Branch boundaries are: The county boundary in the north, from the sea to just west of Bungay, then a curving line going south and then south east, passing west of Saxmundham and meeting the coast at Thorpeness.
The Branch is headed by a committee of volunteer trustees.
The day-to-day work of the Branch is organised by one part-time Animal Welfare Co-Ordinator and two Shop Managers, who rely heavily on dedicated volunteers to carry out a variety of roles such as fostering, home checking, shop work, fundraising and much more.
Volunteers are the backbone of our Branch, without them there would be no Branch and no help for our local animals. If you would like to volunteer please see the Volunteer page.
Photos taken, August 2015, at the Lowestoft RSPCA's fundraising event by kind permission of and held outside the Pets at Home store, North Quay, Lowestoft.
As you can see, not only did we have volunteers but also lovely canine visitors too.