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We don't have any animals available for rehoming today, however there are plenty of animals available across the RSPCA who are waiting for their perfect match.

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Our animals are neutered, microchipped and vaccinated (where appropriate) before they are rehomed. Many of the animals posted on this site from time to time are fostered by caring volunteers in the community who look after and care for them until they find their forever homes. If you would like to know more about Fostering Rescue Animals New Rehoming process contact us on Tel. 07972 368602. Please leave a message anytime when contacting us by phone at our office is volunteer staffed and is not always available to answer calls.

Throughout the year the RSPCA Darlington and District Branch offers a neutering opportunity for local CATS in the area. The offer is limited to people who are on low income or benefits in the Darlington area and only certain local area Veterinarians take part in the service. More information will be posted on our website and facebook page when these events are scheduled.

 The Cat Rehoming Hub is a project involving 5 RSPCA branches covering the Sunderland, East Durham, Tees Valley, and North Yorkshire areas and is largely covered by the N10 Inspectorate Group.  The branches involved are:

· RSPCA Darlington & District

· RSPCA Middlesbrough, South Tees & District

· RSPCA North Teesside & District

· RSPCA Northallerton, Thirsk and the Dales

· RSPCA Sunderland, Hartlepool and South Tyneside Branch

The Project was set up as a response to the overwhelming demand to provide rehabilitation and rehoming facilities for the many hundreds of cats our Inspectors pick up in the local areas.

The Cat Rehoming Hub is based near Darlington, County Durham, UK.  The Hub provides a lifeline for many cats that have been rescued by our RSPCA Inspectors, which have often suffered cruelty, neglect, or have been abandoned.

Intake Policy
All of our cats come into our care via the RSPCA Inspectorate team and the supporting five RSPCA branches. We can NOT take cats from the general public. If you have an unwanted pet we recommend you take a look at the following RSPCA link for advice: https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/unwantedpets

Our New Cat Rehoming Procedure

All of our cats and kittens are health checked, neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, and given initial flea and worming treatment.  If you are interested in adopting a cat or kitten please contact our coordinator.

Our adoption Fees are £75 for a cat and £95 for a kitten.

Our coordinator works 5 days a week (Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri and Saturdays) working 9am till 5pm.

All potential new homes are home-checked prior to adoption.  When a cat has been reserved a home-check will be booked for a representative to visit the potential new home and conduct the relevant checks.

If you have any questions regarding the home-checks please feel free to contact our coordinator.

Sophie Moran-Barker is our dedicated co-ordinator for the Hub and she is the first point of contact regarding the RSPCA Cat Rehoming Hub. 

To see the cats and kittens we currently have available for rehoming please visit the Cat Hub’s main website:  https://cathub.co.uk/

From 20 June, Jennifer Oyston will be taking over as Rehoming Co-ordinator whilst Sophie Moran-Barker is on maternity leave.

Contact Jennifer by email address jennifer.cathub@rspca-sunderland.org.uk for adoption and rehoming queries.

Donations and Fund Raising
The basic costs for the cattery are funded by ourselves and the other participating RSPCA branches from donations and monies we have raised.  If you would like to donate to help the work of the Branch and the Cat Rehoming Hub please contact us on 07972 368602.

We are also urgently appealing for donations to provide additional enrichment for the cats, ongoing parasite control or products such as Feliway to help settle them into cattery life, while they await adoption.  Therefore if you would like to help the Hub directly then please consider donating via Just Giving or purchasing something from our Amazon Wishlist. 

Just Giving

Amazon Wishlist

If you are interested in helping to support the Branch by volunteering your time we are currently looking to recruit additional trustees to help run and organise the Branch.  If you are interested in becoming a Trustee please contact John Main, Branch Support Specialist in the first instance via email john.main@rspca.org.uk

The RSPCA Cat Rehoming Hub is supported by 5 local branches covering Darlington, South Durham, Tees Valley, Northallerton, The Dales, Hartlepool, Sunderland and South Tyneside.

If you are interested in rehoming a cat or kitten please get in touch with our rehoming co-ordinator. You can contact them on Tel. 07972 368602.

Interested in Adopting Horses and Ponies Felledge Animal Centre  0300 123 0724. 

Rehoming a rescue horse 

Many of the horses and ponies that come into our care have had bad and harmful experiences with humans so they can be extremely nervous to start with.

It is very important to find the right home for these animals when they are ready. We always look for experienced owners who are willing to give them the home and time that they deserve.

If we have horses and ponies available for rehoming they will appear on our pages – just select ‘Horses’ from the drop-down box below. You can also use our Horse search facility to look for other equines in the RSPCA's care across England and Wales.

RSPCA Great Ayton Animal Centre 0300 123 0743 dogs, cats and small animals for Adoption.

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