Helping thousands of lost
unwanted, neglected, abused
and abandoned animals every year.

Our objective is the promotion of kindness and prevention of cruelty to animals.

We reunite lost animals with their owners and find loving new homes for those no longer wanted.

Heat A Home

Days and nights can be particularly cold here on the farm for our animals when the cold weather kicks in.

Last year our heating bills cost a total of £26,311.04 to heat the 142 animal pens we have here at our Benton North Farm shelter for the whole year.

This means it costs us £185.28 to heat ONE kennel or cat pen for a year. We are appealing for your help to keep our kennels and pens warm and cosy for our animals.

Outside of our Benton reception we have a board with our target on and every person who donates to our campaign will have their name added to the board.

Every donation helps us, whether it is £1, £5 or £10.

For any person or business willing to heat a kennel or pen for a year by donating £185.28, we will display your name or business name and logo on a kennel or pen for the whole year.

If you’d like more information, please call us on 0191 215 0435 or email

To donate, click here!

We are now on Facebook! Search for @newcastledogandcatshelter and give our page a like for updates. You can also follow us on Twitter @Dog_Cat_NCLE, on Instagram @newcastledogandcatshelter and LinkedIn!


Job Vacancies

We are looking for a Community Fundraiser to join our team! For more information on the role, please click here!

Volunteer Vacancies

Do you want to be part of our team, saving lives in the North East but without the full-time commitment? How about volunteering?

Our volunteers play such a huge role in helping us to continue our work and we are recruiting right now for the following:

Fundraising Volunteers

Shop Volunteers

For more information about these roles, please click here!

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Christmas Market - Benton North Farm

Thursday 29th November - 4pm until 9pm

After our first Christmas market last year, we have decided to hold another! Come on down to our Benton shelter for lots of festive fun which is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. With lots of fabulous traders providing an array of products, pop in and see if there is anything which catches your eye! We will also be opening Santa’s Grotto so don’t forget to bring the kids as this is for the full family!

Entry is £1 for adults, kids go free!