About Us

Thank you for visiting our website and we hope you will visit us in person, support us and maybe consider adopting one of our many animals, who all need loving homes of their own.

The RSPCA has been helping animals and their owners in the Scarborough & District area since 1867. We are proud to be one of the oldest branches in the oldest 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-funding and the money we spend is raised in Scarborough and 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 fund raisingdonations and legacies. We do not receive any funding from the government or local authority.



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 which have come to us following rescue from cruelty or neglect, or whose owners are no longer able to care for them.

We are licensed to look after 90 dogs and cats. 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 around £160,000 per year. Ensuring that we are efficient and use our hard-earned funds in the most effective way possible is the responsibility of the Board of Trustees.

All of the Committee and the majority of people within the Branch are volunteers.

The Committee

Lesley Waters – Honorary Secretary, Sheila Owen – Honorary Treasurer, Julie Thorpe-Willett, Margaret Lloyd, Heather Westron, Paul Riley, Kath Tait & Pauline Bryars.