How you can help animals in our care
There are lots of ways that you can help your local RSPCA
Every year thousands of animals suffer from neglect, cruelty and abuse. Together we can help end their misery. Animals don’t have a voice; it’s up to us to provide one for them. To report cases of cruelty and neglect, please contact our 24 hr cruelty line on 0300 1234 999 for help.
Whether you want to give a simple donation or be a bit more hands on we're truly grateful. Take a look around to see how you can help us make a difference to animals lives.
Campaign for better animal welfare
Adding your voice to RSPCA campaigns will help us to achieve better animal welfare in the future. Our campaigns aim to prompt political and behavioural change on a range of animal welfare-related issues. But, we can¿t do it alone. Campaign for animal welfare.
When you shop via us on the RSPCA Online Shop, you're helping to support our work. So whether you're buying a dog bed or a cat bowl you know that the purchase you make will help benefit animal welfare in your local area.
Raise funds for your favourite charity with your every day shopping. How Give as you Live works.
Amazon Shoppers why not make the Branch your favourite animal charity. We receive a small donation for every purchase you make on Amazon.Smile. Set up an account online and think of the animals you will be helping.
Last May We had an RSPCA stall at ASDA in Darlington to promote The RSPCA Darlington and District Branch. We spoke to shoppers and sold RSPCA branded items. We raised animal welfare awareness and £128.70p in the collection boxes with customers kindly donating £58.35 worth of Dog and Cat Food.
And we WON the ASDA Green Token Scheme and received a cheque for £500. A HUGE win for our area animals. Thank you ASDA!
We also have had fun fundraising at the following locations:
Tesco in Catterick last March raising £180.75 in cash and £61.60 in food for cats and dogs.
Tesco in Newton Aycliffe last August raising £250.94 cash and £92.15 in food for cats and dogs.
Pets at Home Bishop Auckland, Darlington and Catterick last September raising £275.43.
All the events and fundraising are done by RSPCA Branch volunteers so a big thank you to them and a big thank you to all the Businesses and the public who supported us in 2018.
There are loads of ways to raise money for the RSPCA! If you're a daredevil you could do a skydive or if you prefer to keep your feet on the ground you could take part in a run. Take a look at our fundraising ideas to get you started.
You can now donate all your broken and unwanted jewellery, stamps and gadgets to raise money for RSPCA Darlington and District Branch.
We have partnered with Recycling for Good Causes who will reuse and recycle your unwanted items, giving the proceeds to RSPCA Darlington and District Branch, saving precious raw materials at the same time.
How To Donate Jewellery
You can recycle any jewellery – gold, silver, costume jewellery, watches, broken and damaged items (like odd earrings, snapped chains or items with missing stones) – and any unwanted banknotes from ANY country of any age by simply placing them in your own envelope or jiffy bag (No bigger than A5 in size) and posting them free of charge by printing out the freepost label attached to this email and attaching it to your envelope.Please do not send coins or stamps to the freepost address as the postage costs will far outweigh your donation.
How To Donate Stamps
All kinds of stamps are welcome, on or off paper. Simply cut or carefully rip the postage stamp from the used envelope, being careful that you don’t damage the stamp, and once you have a collection pop them in an envelope with the correct postage to:
RSPCA Darlington and District Branch
PO Box 16992
How To Donate Gadgets
You can recycle mobile phones, iPods, satnavs, games consoles, games, tablets, cameras and video cameras by parcelling your items and sending to the address below with the correct postage before sending to:
RSPCA Darlington and District Branch
Unit 14 Amber Business Village
Please make sure that you include RSPCA Darlington and District in the address to ensure that we receive the money. We receive 75% of the proceeds of all recycled items from Recycling for Good Causes. You can find out more about Recycling for Good Causes at their website - https://www.recyclingforgoodcauses.org/ and you can contact them if you have queries about our scheme on tel. 0800 633 5323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you very much.