RSPCA Darlington & District Branch was originally set-up in 1872 under the name of South Durham and North Yorkshire Branch.
The name was changed to avoid confusion with other similar named branches. We cover a large area which includes Reeth, Muker, Barnard Castle, Stanley, Crook, Bishop Auckland, Richmond, Catterick and all the villages in between.
We work closely with RSPCA Inspectors to provide direct animal welfare services in these areas. This includes veterinary care and animals which the RSPCA Inspectors have rescued from harm.
As a local RSPCA branch, we are an independently registered charity run by volunteers and we rely heavily on local fundraising activities and public support to allow us to continue this work as we don't receive government grants and lottery donations.Find out more ...
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What a beautiful day! We couldn’t of asked for a better start to our gorgeous Twix as he sets off to his new home ready to start his next adventure!...
Deliberate cruelty to pets is on the rise warns RSPCA Annual figures reveal more complaints of deliberate cruelty including dog shot by crossbow bolt and dogs and cats beaten and...
24hr helpline 0300 1234 99: This cannot continue. Our figures for 2014 show that cruelty complaints have gone up once again. We investigated 159,831 complaints in 2014, and a shocking...
China had horrific injuries when we found him. His skin was red raw – he’d been punched and beaten, and he was clearly in agony. With your help we can...
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 ...