We are a separately registered charity linked to the National RSPCA. Our main purpose is to assist the Inspectors working for the National Charity by looking after animals which come into the RSPCA care. We can also provide limited assistance with neutering and vet costs.
Except for the cruelty line, the numbers are manned by volunteers who are unable to assist with either wild animals or stray dogs; unowned cats may be dealt with on a case by case basis. If a wild animal is hurt you can take it to a vet; for stray dogs contact the local council. If you need to contact a volunteer about a dog you can email email@example.com and the message will be passed to the dog co-ordinators.
RSPCA Durham & District Branch
The branch is also required to raise its own funds to look after the animals in its care and provide assistance to the public including, vouchers for neutering, animal welfare and microchipping animals. Each year at the branch Annual General Meeting, a committee of trustees of not less than seven, but not more than 14 are elected by the members of the branch. The committee meets monthly and the work shared between the branch officers (the chairman, treasurer and secretary) and the other committee members.