About Us

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 ...


Two rabbits ready for rehoming

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 ...