St Francis relies entirely on public donations to help the animals of South Tyneside and the surrounding areas get back on their paws!
Our main priority is the collection of sick and injured animals, providing veterinary treatment to rehabilitate them
We will collect stray cats and scan them for microchips. If they don't have one, they will be fostered and put up for rehoming
We actively trap feral cats and health test them for a variety of infectious diseases including FIV. If they are found to be generally healthy, they will be released back into their original environment. Any cat showing potential to be domesticated will be placed in a foster home
We can often help towards the cost of neutering or spaying your pet. We encourage people to get in touch about this and see if we have any funding available at the time
We can take in cats and kittens in need of rehoming when owners circumstances change. Please be aware that sick and injured animals are our priority and foster places and places in our catteries are limited. If we take in an unwanted litter of kittens, we do so on the condition that your cat is spayed to prevent further unwanted pregnancies
We can provide advice about animal rescue situations or can signpost you to one of our many specialist contacts we have made during our years of work. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT US FOR MEDICAL ADVICE; CONSULT WITH YOUR VET
Here are a few stories of the animals we've helped in the past and which illustrate the work we do.