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 ...
Blog, News & Events
Dragons dumped The number of exotic pets being dumped is rising. This week we’ve rescued two bearded dragons that were left to die in a cold London stairwell and a...
Help Lara’s recovery Too weak to stand, Lara was discovered chained up with no food or water, covered in lice and with feet deformed from lack of care. Now she...
We received 20,258 complaints about deliberate cruelty to animals in 2014 – 13% of all cases referred to us. Our inspectors are working harder than ever trying to help the...
Cat suffers severe burns after boiling water attack 27.04.2015 We’re appealing for information after a cat returned back to his Cambridgeshire home with severe burns. It’s suspected someone threw boiling...
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 ...