Much of the direct RSPCA animal welfare work is carried out through local branches like ours. These separately registered charities across England and Wales, affiliated to the national charity and are run by a mix of volunteers and employees who are unstinting in their work for animal welfare. RSPCA branches are self-funded and raise money locally (via donations, events and shops) to support the animal welfare work we do. Each branch operates at a local level offering advice, microchipping, neutering and subsidised animal treatments, as well as rehabilitating and rehoming animals taken in through their clinics, animal centres, boarding and fostering facilities.

RSPCA National welfare activities covers domestic pets, wildlife and farm animals

We are one of the 150 independent branch charities (separately registered charities that follow RSPCA policies and guidelines). With clinics based in Colchester and Chelmsford, we are responsible for raising funds locally to help animals in our area. Our branch is run by a dedicated committee of volunteers and receives no funding from the government.

Our Area

Our area extends from the Suffolk border at Manningtree running down the coast including Clacton and Harwich to Maldon and Bradwell, across to Brentwood and up through Chelmsford and Great Dunmow to the Suffolk border at Bures. 

We aim to promote responsible pet ownership through local microchipping and neutering campaigns.

Please see below for a map of the area covered by our Branch.

Map showing the RSPCA branch area in essex

Our Shops and Vet Clinics

We have two welfare clinics in Colchester and Chelmsford for pet owners who are in receipt of certain government benefits. We also have 4 charity shops in Frinton on Sea, Colchester, Chelmsford and Maldon and these help us to raise funds for the animals that come into our care for rehoming.

We offer Advice and have Animals for Adoption

We often have dogs, cats and kittens for adoption, usually via our Partners – Danaher Animal Home at Wethersfield. Danaher also have animals for adoption from other local RSPCA branches and they also have “smalls” such as rabbits and guinea pigs for adoption.

We also offer support and advice to the public where we are able (such as what to do if you find injured wildlife), although we would refer you to RSPCA national to report any cases of suspected cruelty that you may see.