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About Your Branch

We are the RSPCA Sunderland, Hartlepool & South Tyneside Branch: an independent branch of the RSPCA, sourcing our own local funding for animal welfare support, advice and education. 


The branch office is currently open Tuesdays to Fridays - from 9am-5pm weekdays. We are closed on weekends and bank holidays. 

Our Community Hub & Charity Shop is open from 9:30am to 4:40pm Monday to Saturday (closed bank holidays) and has a separate contact to the main branch. You can contact the shop via 

You can contact the office on 0191 380 5636.


We operate as a separate charity under the umbrella of the RSPCA, meaning that all of our funding goes back into supporting our own community of pet owners, and local animals in need. Overseen by a board of trustees, we work alongside private veterinary clinics and surgeries, offering emergency funding, supporting frontline teams, and providing financial assistance towards neutering and microchipping for pet owners on a low income. 


We are an administrative, community branch. So, unlike the National RSPCA, we do not have a frontline team of our own, but work in support of their ongoing, essential work. Therefore, while we are unable to act directly when an animal requires an officer’s assistance, we can offer welfare advice, education services, community-based events and financial support.

All animal welfare concerns and reports, including neglect or cruelty,  should be reported online to Report cruelty or by phoning 0300 1234 999 Lines are open 8am - 5pm.

Helping injured wildlife should be Reported Here 

For Animal Advice click here

Did you know? The RSPCA helpline receives a call every 30 seconds?

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