Contacting us: Animals

animals

The local councils are legally responsible for dealing with stray dogs under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. They must provide suitable kennelling for any dog seized by its officers or brought in by anyone else. Dogs must be kept for a minimum of 7 days if not claimed by their owner.

Dangerous Dogs

What is a Dangerous Dog?

If you are reporting a dangerous dog incident, contact police on 101 or 999.

ABUSED/INJURED animals and birds

Your local veterinary surgery may be able to offer free advice.  

RSPCA offer a 24 hour Cruelty line service. They can be contacted on 0300 1234 999 to report incidents/concerns about cruelty to or animals in distress.

Sick, injured or trapped animals can be reported to the above number.

The non-emergency number is 0191 2507148 available Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm

Who deals with this?

NORTHUMBRIA POLICE NO LONGER HAVE THE FACILITIES TO KEEP ANIMALS AT THE POLICE STATION.

  • PDSA 0191 4382881

  • Freephone PDSA 0800 7312502

  • Bryson’s Animal Sanctuary 01914875858

  • http://www.brysons.org.uk

  • Westways Veterinary Hospital 0191 2747910

  • Local RSPCA 0191 2761560

Contact Information

Additional Information

RSPCA

You can contact RSPCA in two ways:

  • By Phone

Call the RSPCA 24-hour cruelty line on 0300 1234 999 to report cruelty or an animal in distress. The call will cost the same as any call to a UK landline number.

You will be asked a variety of questions to ensure that your call is prioritised according to its urgency. Please note, during busier periods your call may be placed in queue.

  • Online

Use the RSPCA secure online services to report an animal in distress.

Report animal cruelty (animal abuse or neglect).

Report an animal in distress (a sick, injured animal or trapped animal).

Dated: 04 Jul 2016