Sunderland, Hartlepool and South Tyneside Branch

About the RSPCA

A unique animal welfare charity

We’re proud to be the oldest welfare charity around.

We were the first to introduce a law to protect animals and we work hard to ensure that all animals can live a life free from pain and suffering.

Speak up

Through our campaigns wPortrait of a Wiltshire horn sheep © Andrew Forsyth / RSPCA Photolibrary e raise standards of care and awareness of issues for the animals who have no voice.

With your support we push for laws to be changed, improving the welfare of animals on farms, in research labs, in the wild, in paddocks or in our homes.

Stand up

Through investigations and prosecutions we stand up to those who deliberately harm animals to send out a clear message – we will not tolerate animal abuse.

Our highly trained officers tackle neglect and cruelty at every level and are working hard to stamp out large-scale serious, organised and commercial animal cruelty.

Be counted

Veterinary nurse Joanne Roberts holding dog patient. © Andrew Forsyth/RSPCA Photolibrary

We believe every animal has the right to be counted as an individual.

Animals can rely on us to rescue them when they need us most. To rehabilitate them wherever possible, provide them with the very best veterinary care and to find them new homes, either through rehoming or release.

Show your support

We are an animal welfare charity. We rely on the continuing support of animal lovers like you. Help us today so we can continue to be here for animals tomorrow. 

For further details please visit the RSPCA national website