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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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Having an animal neutered is ultimately something that remains an owner’s responsibility, something which is part and parcel of having a pet. We strongly suggest owners of puppies, kittens and...
Fireworks frighten animals Fireworks are enjoyed year-round by people but can be a source of fear for many animals. It doesn’t have to be that way though, so don’t ignore...
Branch Phone: mobile 07972 368602 : 24hr Emergency/Cruelty Helpline 0300 1234 999 Darlington Branch is run by volunteers – sometimes it can be difficult juggling animal welfare work with home...
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 ...