Sunderland, Hartlepool and South Tyneside Branch


Help us give our animals a happy Christmas

As Christmas approaches we are asking for donations to help with the care of our animals over Christmas. Could you spare a few pounds to help us by: Buying one of our animals a Christmas dinner for a £1  Helping care for an animal over the Christmas period for £5 Contributing any amount for food and toys to give our animals a happy Christmas You can donate either at one of our shops, at the animal centre or online at Thank you!    

Fundraising manager vacancy

Fundraiser Are you an inspirational, experienced fundraiser who would like to make a real difference to animal welfare?  We are offering a fantastic opportunity in this newly created post to a resourceful fundraiser with a proven track record. Who we are looking for This new post is an exciting opportunity to really make your mark and develop and grow our fundraising activity. You’ll be passionate about improving the lives of animals and helping prevent cruelty and neglect. Experience of a range of fundraising techniques is essential, as will be the…

Ever thought about becoming a Trustee?

Bury, Oldham and District Branch has an animal centre, 12 charity shops and 40 paid staff. We are looking for three skilled and passionate trustees who can make an impact and help us meet the challenge of ensuring the branch is efficiently and effectively run and is able to provide innovative solutions to changing animal welfare needs and ever increasing financial pressures. Becoming a branch trustee is a great way to meet like-minded people, gain new skills or develop existing ones, while making a real difference to the lives of…


We are now on Amazon Smile, this is a fantastic way to help us just by shopping on Amazon, they then donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to us. To get started head over to, log in and then choose us – we are : Royal Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals Bury Oldham And District Branch  Then anytime you use amazon just make sure you use it via and contribute to our amazing charity. Thank you!

Furniture donations needed

We currently need donations of all types of furniture for our shops – we will take almost anything – sofas, tables and electrical items. We offer a free collection service and can collect from Bury, Oldham and Glossop so if you have anything you no longer need please contact us on  0300 1111 333.

Cat Neutering

We are offering low cost cat neutering at The Strinesdale Centre, spaces are limited so please ring 0300 1111 333 for more information.

Strinesdale Centre Clinic

We are now holding a stationary clinic at our new animal centre at The Strinesdale Centre, Holgate Street, Oldham, OL4 2JW. The clinic will be held every Monday and Friday 10am-2pm. Please be aware our clinics are subject to proof of means tested benefits or low income which must be presented on each visit. For any further information please contact reception on 0300 1111 333

Animal Centre Grand Opening Day!

Our open day was a great success! Thank you to all who attended and helped on the day. Together we raised an amazing £963.29! We hope you all had a fantastic time and enjoyed seeing the new facilities. We look forward to seeing you all again at our future events. Raffle prize winners; Tickets 311-315 pink Tickets 486-490 white Tickets 171-175 white Tickets 380-385 pink Tickets 491-495 pink

Update On Our £50,000 Fundraising Challenge

Glenn and his partner completed their shark dive on Sunday. What a brilliant experience! So far they have raised over £900! A fantastic amount! A huge well done and thank you to them both. You can still donate via their Just Giving page listed below. Here are a few pictures from the day.   We launched our £50k challenge back in January, and have received some fantastic donations, which are already helping us to care for animals that other people cruelly mistreat. As a personal challenge, Glenn from Breakey &…

Volunteers Needed – Chadderton, Rawtenstall & Springhead

Our charity shops are a vital part of our Branch, without them we wouldn’t have the money to fund our animal care work. We are always in need of volunteers, even just for a few hours per week. That extra help can really make a difference to a shop and therefore our animal centre operations. There is always plenty to do within our charity shops, from serving customers to changing displays and processing the donations for sale. If you would be interested in lending a hand we currently have 3 shops…

Win up to £25,000 with our new Unity Lottery

How does it work? Unity is the nation’s fundraising lottery scheme. It’s designed to give good causes large and small – from village playground fund to international charity – the chance to gain support and raise valuable funds through their own weekly lottery draw. You can play for as little as £1 per week. 50p of every £1 you play is guaranteed to go straight to the RSPCA. The remaining 50p will be used to provide prizes and cover administration costs. By joining the Unity Lottery you will be entered…

Strinesdale Build Begins

The start of the build of our new animal centre at Strinesdale Country Park (March 2016)  

Donate a Car

Do you own a vehicle that you want to sell or get rid of?  If so please think about donating it to us through Giveacar. Giveacar raises money for UK charities by scrapping and selling old cars.  They provide a nationwide FREE service which; arranges the collection of the vehicle from your home for FREE, and recycles it at an authorised facility or sends it to auction (depending on its age and condition) Scrap donations raise about £55 for the charity (depending on the price of metal) while auction cars can raise…

Neutering Vouchers

We have vouchers worth £30 towards the cost of neutering FEMALE cats.  They can be redeemed at certain vets in the Bury and Oldham areas. The balance payable would be between £23 – £26.  Proof of benefits are required and they can be obtained from our Reception at 11 Retiro Street, Oldham OL1 1SA or from our mobile clinic. Tel 0161 624 4725 for further information.

Fundraising for our new home at Strinesdale – could YOU organise an event for us?

We will be moving our Animal Centre to a new location at Strinesdale and we desperately need funds to enable us to do this.  We need to raise funds for the building costs so any donations would be greatly appreciated. Could you help our move from the current Animal Centre at Rhodes Bank by organising a fund raising event on our behalf. All of the RSPCA branches are responsible for raising their own funds in their own areas and do not receive any government or lottery funding. If you could…