Our Story

Our Story
The Cat Rehoming Hub is based near Darlington, County Durham, UK.

Working with five local RSPCA branches the RSPCA Rehoming Hub re-homes cats across the Tees Valley, North Yorkshire, South Durham, Darlington, Hartlepool and Sunderland area.

The cat rehoming hub is a local cattery containing 20 pods. These pods provide a lifeline for many cats that have been rescued by our RSPCA Inspectors. They have often suffered cruelty, neglect, or left abandoned.

Our Co-Ordinator
We have a dedicated co-ordinator, Sophie Moran-Barker. Sophie will be the point of contact regarding the RSPCA Cat Rehoming Hub. Sophie manages the cats that are in our care arranging homechecks and the rehoming of our cats. Sophie can be contacted via email at sophie.moran-barker@rspca.org.uk or telephone on 07842 434377.

 

Intake Policy
All of our cats come into our care via the RSPCA Inspectorate team and the supporting five RSPCA branches. We can NOT take cats from the general public. If you have an unwanted pet we recommend you take a look at the following RSPCA link for advice: https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/unwantedpets


Our Rehoming Procredure
All of our cats and kittens are health checked, neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, and given initial flea and worming treatment. If you are interested in adopting a cat or kitten please contact our co-ordinator (see above or our contact page). Our adoption Fee’s are £65 for a cat and £85 for a kitten. Our coordinator works 5 days a week (Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri and Saturdays) working 9am till 5pm.

All potential new homes are home-checked prior to adoption. When a cat has been reserved a home-check will be booked for a representitive to visit the potential new home and conduct the relevant checks. If you have any questions regarding the home-checks please feel free to contact our co-ordinator

 

Donations and Fund Raising
The basic costs for the cattery are funded by the five RSPCA branches, however we are urgently appealing for donations to provide additional enrichment for the cats, ongoing parasite control or products such as feliway to help settle them into cattery life, while they await adoption.

The rehoming hubs volunteer list is growing, but much needed funds are in very short supply. Any money donated through our just giving page goes directly back into buying products for our cats in our care and supporting the project. If you could spare something, no matter how small, you can be rest assured that a cat will benefit from your kind generosity.

 

Find Us on Social Media
Using social media we aim to provide videos and photographs of cats we have available for rehoming. In addition to these rehoming posts we will be attending local village fairs and shows. We will be announcing these events via social media.

For those who don’t have access to facebook or other social media pages we have created this website, and at the top you can view our social media pages without the need for an account.

Facebook can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/rspcacatrehoming/

Instagram can be found here: https://www.instagram.com/rspca_cat_hub/

Twitter can be found here: https://twitter.com/rspcacathub/

 

Supported By
The Rehoming Cat Hub is supported by 5 local RSPCA branches based in the north-east. Theses branches are:

  • Sunderland and Hartlepool Branch
  • Darlington and District Branch
  • North Teesside Branch
  • Northallerton and the Dales Branch
  • Middlesbrough South Tees & District Branch

The above branches can be found at the following website addresses: