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Missing & Found News
 
CUDWORTH
Housecat missing from Cudworth. Female (12 yrs). Not chipped. Please keep your eyes open for her as she will be frightened and at risk of traffic.
 
ATHERSLEY
Greyhound still missing from his walk in Athersley North.
 
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A Special Appeal for Purdy
 
Purdy, an 8 month old stray arrived with us just in time - in just 12 hours she had given birth to 3 beautiful white kittens.
 
 
When she was brought in, like many of the animals we deal with, Purdy had a suspected ear infection. After receiving several courses of medication, and despite having her ears cleaned every day by our devoted fosterer it had still not cleared and Purdy went to the vets again for further investigation.
 
The vets have now found polyps in both her ears and have recommended a surgical procedure to remove them. It’s a specialist area and unfortunately very costly and the estimates we have at the moment are between £1,500 and £1,800.
 
Purdy has been amazing since she has been with us, so loving and friendly and a great mum despite only being a baby herself. She will be in some discomfort with her ears and has tolerated them being cleaned every day and having medication too.
 
The recommended surgery is very expensive but we want Purdy to go on and have a full and happy life in a new home.
 
If you can spare anything to help towards Purdy’s operation, we would really appreciate it.
 
Purdy says thank you x
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Found a mum and kittens outside?
 
At this time of year in particular, please keep a look out for mum cats and kittens, or litters of kittens living outdoors.
 
Sometimes, mum cats about to give birth will find unusual places they think are safe to have their babies.
Often in these cases they struggle to find enough food to feed themselves and as a result, usually coupled with the fact that they are still very young themselves. they struggle to produce any milk for their little ones.
 
If you find mums and kittens or kittens alone or in litters, please don't approach them but contact us on 07823 550886 and we may be able to help.
 
 
 
Special Appeal for a home for Sparky & Oreo
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Meet Our Super - Mum!
 
This gorgeous stray girl came in with her 3 very small kittens, having been living outside since last summer, full of fleas, ticks and earmites.
Just a couple of days later her kittens were thriving, so she willingly gave a helping paw to 4 newborn kittens found abandoned without their mum and gave them a few feeds too!!
She's a complete sweetie.
 
Here she is with her own babies, and then with her black/white orphan babies. Aren't they adorable?
We will let you know when they are available for adoption!
 
 
 
Branch Coverage
Rehoming
Microchipping
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Neutering
 
 
Microchipping
Rehoming
Neutering
 
More and more pets are returning home due to having been microchipped, months and even years after going missing or living stray.
 
It is now illegal in England to own a dog without a  microchip. Owners who do not comply could face fines of up to £500.
 
Microchipping costs only a few pounds, is virtually painless and is done in seconds. 
 
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Dogs & Rabbits
As we don't yet have an animal centre, most of our dogs & rabbits are cared for by our colleagues at Chesterfield Branch.
 
 
Cats
All our cats are cared for temporarily by volunteer fosterers, in their homes in the Barnsley area, until a forever home becomes available.
 
Our cats are not free, there's a fixed donation to cover pre-adoption costs.
 
Have a look at our feline beauties to see who you'd like to give a loving forever home.
 
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If you own a cat (dog,rabbit, guinea pig or other small pet), male or female, it is your responsibility to have him or her neutered as soon as your vet advises it is appropriate, and we cannot stress enough the importance of doing this.
 
Please don't add to the homeless crisis. 
 
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Owners have a legal responsibilty to meet all of their animals' needs under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.
 
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Animal Snares
 
We are wholeheartedly against the use of animal snares.
 
These are indiscriminate devices which use a thin loop of wire to tighten around any part of the animal caught causing devastating, brutal effects and eventual death.
 
Many other European countries have banned snares but shockingly they are still legal in the UK.
 
According to DEFRA, in 2012, besides hares, badgers and foxes, the remaining 14% caught in these barbaric traps were classed as 'other', including deer, cats and dogs.
 
Please sign the League Against Cruel Sports' petition to try to stop this.
 
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Help change the law on air gun ownership in England and Wales
Cats Protection has launched an online campaign to urge the government to bring in air gun licensing laws across England & Wales. This is becoming more and more of a problem in our area with many animals losing limbs/eyes for absolutely no reason.
Please help change this by signing the petition.
 
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Our Donation Boxes
 
 
 
Cat litter & good quality kitten food needed urgently.
 
 
 
We're desperate for both these crucial donations.
 
We have food donation boxes at:
  • Tesco Stairfoot
  • Tesco Penistone
  • Morrisons Barnsley
  • Cookes Pet Store, Barnsley.
 
You can also leave these at Abbey Vets, Dodworth Rd.
 
Please help if you can.