A sod cutting ceremony was held on Tuesday 29th May to mark the start of works at the RSPCA Animal Centre in Martelsham Suffolk.

The project will replace six new kennels and provide new facilities for the animals, volunteers, staff and visitors.

Named ‘Project Winston’, Jean Short, Honorary Chairman of the Branch said “As half the new kennels will be bigger than normal, to provide better accommodation for bigger dogs, we’ve named the rebuild Project Winston after Winston, a sweet Newfoundland dog who came into the Centre as a cruelty case. He finally found his forever home with a family that loved him dearly, so it seemed appropriate to put his name to a project that will help many more dogs find the thing they want most – a loving forever home.”