Dogs left in hot cars - call 999. More details below.
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New cats missing 16.07.18. Can you help?
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A Special Appeal For Brave Oliver
 
 
 
 
This gorgeous boy was found cowering and crying under a shed in Barnsley.
 
When our inspectors were alerted they found him in a very distressed state, but it wasn't until they managed to get him out that they found out why. He had a large metal trap attached to his leg. He was rushed to the emergency vets with the trap still attached.
 
In the vets, opinion was that the trap would have been attached to his leg for 2 to 3 days as it was badly infected. His leg was so badly crushed and he was clearly in agony. Due to the damage caused, the vets suggestion was to either euthanase him, or to try and give him a chance by amputating his leg.  
As a young cat we knew that we had to give him that chance and the hope of a better life so he was rushed in for surgery, and his front leg was amputated. 
 
Oliver is now on painkillers and antibiotics and is learning to adapt to life on 3 legs. Through this traumatic ordeal he has been so brave and wonderful, never grumbling at anyone and he is loving all the attention and fussing he is getting from our fosterer, and is now recovering well.
 
We owe a massive thank you to Abbey Vets for all they have done for Oliver but unfortunately this kind of procedure is costly and currently stands at just over £500.
 
Can you help towards Oliver's treatment? We would really appreciate your help by donating anything you can afford via the Virgin Money link below.
 
Thank you for caring, RSPCA Barnsley Branch x
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Looking for our neutering and microchipping campaign?
 
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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 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.