We are a local branch of the RSPCA covering York, Harrogate, Knaresborough, Malton, Market Weighton, Pocklington, Ripon, Selby, Tadcaster, Wetherby and surrounding areas. We also provide kennel space for RSPCA Bridlington, Driffield and District Branch and also RSPCA Scarborough Branch.
We support the Inspectorate by taking in animals in need to rehabilitate and rehome. We also provide welfare neutering, microchipping and treatments, as well as advice and support to potential adopters.
The RSPCA in York, Harrogate and District is a separately registered charity although we are supported by and work in partnership with the RSPCA National Society. We are primarily self-funding and the money we spend in York is raised in York and Harrogate and surrounding areas. Income is also generated by our charity shops in York, Acomb and Selby.
The York Animal Home is licensed to look after 54 dogs, 54 cats (increasing to 72 during kitten season) and 19 rabbits, as well as many small furries and birds. Our small wildlife unit houses hedgehogs and feral birds which are released back to the wild when they have been brought back to health. Maintenance of the 9 buildings, staffing costs, supporting our volunteers, veterinary bills and most importantly caring for, rehabilitating and rehoming our animals costs around £1400 per day. 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 and our management team.