North Star welcomes residents of Darlington Housing Association - Find out more
We recognise the benefits of keeping a pet. Pets provide companionship, comfort and love. Research has shown that pets help to reduce stress; help to prevent heart diseases and lower blood pressure, help to fight depression but above all, pets add joy and health.
North Star is positive about residents keeping pets, not just cats and dogs. Pets come in all shapes and sizes. If you are thinking about getting a pet, the first thing to do us let us know. Your housing officer or support worker is the best person to speak to.
Very occasionally we may turn a pet away. This will be in exceptional circumstances and we will always discuss this with you.
The welfare of the pets that live with our residents is important to us and we expect responsible pet owners to ensure their pet does not cause a nuisance or disturbance to others.
There is a range of organisations that can provide advice about pet welfare including information on the Animal Welfare Act and answer questions including your vets and the RSPCA.
If you suspect an animal is being neglected or treat cruelly, you can report this to the RSPCA.