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We are your local RSPCA Branch, covering Sunderland, Hartlepool & South Tyneside. 


As an administrative branch of the RSPCA, we work alongside the values, aims and ethos of the National charity. We are a small, committed, and passionate team - here to support local animals and pet owners in need of advice and assistance. So, how can we help? Browse our site to find out more.


Did you know? There are 20 full-time and 7 part-time members of the RSPCA frontline team covering the whole of the Northeast region. That’s everywhere from the borders of Scotland to the borders of North Yorkshire, and across to Haltwhistle. 


At full staff capacity, that’s 1 member of the frontline team per 123 square miles (an area larger than the cities of Sunderland and Newcastle combined).


One of the ways our community can support the frontline is by signing up to be a wildlife volunteer. Find out more, here.


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As a branch, our aim is to provide support and assistance around animal welfare. This may be in the form of financial assistance via our neutering and microchipping scheme, or via advice, signposting, education and events. Click one of the links to find out more. 

Did you know? One of the most groundbreaking pieces of legislation in the RSPCA's history was the Animal Welfare Act 2006 which brought together and updated all the main legislation concerning domestic animals since the 1911 Protection of Animals Act.

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Please see the RSPCA  adoption process or fostering process for more details.  Click here for Find A Pet

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