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  ALL ABOUT REHOMING                                              February 20th 2020      EXCLUSIVE

Otis 'sparks' a move to Scotland!
 
 
 
 
Who remembers lovely boy Sparky?
 
His fantastic new family came all the way from Scotland to Barnsley last year to adopt him!
 
Now he has a great new home and a great new name to match - meet Otis.
 
 
 
"When Otis first came to us he was quite skittish and nervous..." says his new mum.
"As time has passed, and we have learned to tune in and adapt to him, and him to us, a beautiful bond has formed - he has really touched our hearts. He has become such a loving, snuggly character; he offers cuddles and purring with free abandon!
A cuddle session with him is, quite simply, therapeutic. We love him to bits, and can’t imagine life without him now.
 
Thank you RSPCA!"
 
Otis' Mum
 
 
 
 
 
Cat litter needed urgently!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Please help if you can
 
 
We have food donation boxes at:
 
Tesco Stairfoot
Tesco Penistone
Morrisons Barnsley
Cookes Pet Store Barnsley
Abbey Vets Dodworth Rd
 
Thank you
 

 
 
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.
 
 
 
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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
 
Cats Protection has an ongoing, 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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