RSPCA Darlington & District Branch was originally set-up in 1872 under the name of South Durham and North Yorkshire Branch.
The name may have changed but the area the branch covers is still the same and some of the towns and villages covered are Barton, Bishop Auckland, Catterick, Catterick Garrison, Crook, Darlington, Newton Aycliffe, Middleton St George, Reeth, Richmond, Shildon, Spennymoor and Stanley.
There are around 175 branches throughout England & Wales. We are a separately registered charity working within the Rules, Policies abd Guidelines of the national RSPCA.
We are responsible for our own funding and for managing local animal welfare work. We do not receive funds from the National Lottery or any government handouts and all monies received come from donations and fundraising activities.
The branch is run by a committee of trustees who are elected by branch members. All trustees are volunteers.Find out more ...
Blog, News & Events
A couple from Spennymoor have been banned from keeping dogs for five years after being convicted of a number of allegations relating to pedigree dogs they were breeding – mainly...
A MAN caught badger baiting was photographed by the landowner armed with dogs, nets and a spade, a court was told. Alan Henderson was spotted making his way towards the...
A MAN who kept his dogs in conditions so appalling that one was hours away from death has appeared in court. RSPCA officers found the dog in such a poor...
Six young men from Darlington have been banned from keeping dogs after pleading guilty to a number of offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and the Hunting Act 2004....
Thinking about giving an animal a much needed 2nd chance at happiness? Whatever it is you are looking for, great or small, the chances are the RSPCA will have the animal for you!
We prioritise animals most in need and usually have a variety of small furries who have been brought into the care of our branch via RSPCA Inspectors and Animal Welfare Officers. They are found abandoned or rescued from cruelty and neglect by their previous owners. We care for and rehabilitate them before they are ready to start a new life.
Adopting an animal who has suffered from a bad start in life is an extremely rewarding thing to do and we carry out a home visit prior to adoption to ensure a happy outcome for all concerned.Find out more ...