Surely someone must love Alice?
 
 
"Hello my name is Alice and I was only 4 weeks old when I was brought in to RSPCA Barnsley by the Inspectors. I didn't have any brothers or sisters.
 
When I was 9 weeks old and vaccinated I was put on the website, and I sat waiting for someone to want me, but no-one has even been to see how beautiful I am.
 
Now I know that I'm just a black kitten (well I'm not really black, I'm a sort of chocolatey-brown with faint stripes in me) .......but actually I think that makes me quite unique!!
 
So as much as I love my foster-mum, I really really want a home of my own and a family that I truly belong to, who will love me and play with me.
If you could be that person please come and see me - I promise you won't be disappointed."
 
Alice is 16 weeks old and we love her. We so want her to have her own home.
Please call us.
 
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Hedgehogs in the Heatwave
 
 
There are hundreds of reports across the UK of hedgehogs, particularly hoglets (baby hedgehogs) suffering in the heatwave through dehydration.
 
Due to regular sources drying up, they are not able to find water and some have been found in ponds and swimming pools after falling in trying to drink.
 
People are being urged to put out shallow 'bowls' (pictured is a yoghurt pot lid) of water for them, and keep them topped up, to help local wildlife in general.
 
If you find a hedgehog out in the daytime, there is usually something wrong and you should seek advice. The British Hedgehog Preservation Society offer general help at the link below. Thank you.
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Fancy fostering cats and kittens?
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Looking for our neutering and microchipping campaign?
 
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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 Food Donation Boxes

 
 
'Non clumping' 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 and Cookes Pet Store, Barnsley.
 
Please help if you can.