Scarborough & District Branch

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Scarborough & District Branch

If you need to report  animal cruelty or an animal in distress call the national society on  0300 1234 999, do not call the shop as this phone is not currently monitored.

Update on RSPCA Scarborough & District Branch...

Sadly we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close our charity shop due to the unfolding situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We want to ensure we are following the Government guidelines and to act in the best interests of our staff, volunteers and supporters.

When the time is right, we look forward to welcoming you back into our shop. Thank you for your support and we hope that everyone is staying safe at this difficult time.

The RSPCA has been helping animals and their owners in the Scarborough and the surrounding districts since 1867.  We are proud to be one of the oldest branches in the oldest animal welfare charity in the United Kingdom.

As a separately registered charity, RSPCA Scarborough & District Branch raises money to deliver vital animal welfare services locally.  We are self-funded and although we are supported by and work in partnership with RSPCA National Society the money we spend is raised in Scarborough the surrounding districts.  We are responsible for the area stretching between Whitby, Scarborough & Filey over to Pickering & Helmsley, including all the villages in between.

To ensure the continuation of your local RSPCA branch - money has to be raised in the local area, by staff and volunteers through fundraising, donations and legacies.  We do not receive any funding from the government or local authority.

Maintenance of the buildings, staffing costs, supporting our volunteers, welfare support costs, veterinary bills and most importantly caring for, rehabilitating and rehoming our animals costs the branch around £160,000 per year.

Income is also generated by our charity shop and thanks to generous donations and support from people like you, we are able to rehome animals that have come to us following rescue from cruelty or neglect, or whose owners are no longer able to care for them.  

Rehome a pet - can you offer a home to an animal in our care?