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Urgent Kitten/Cat food Appeal
With a new (slightly unexpected) kitten season upon us, we're getting loads of kittens and nursing and pregnant mums brought in to our care. We're also trying to help other cats and kittens in the area - but we're extremely low on suitable food for them all.
 
Since our kittens often come from heartbreaking backgrounds we want them to have the best start in life and help them to be healthy, so we prefer to feed them Hill's Science Plan or Whiska's kitten food, but anything you can afford will be useful.
 
Please, if you can help, we'd be very grateful.
 
You can either leave food in our donation bins at Tesco (Stairfoot/ Penistone), Morrisons, Cookes Pet Store (Wakefield Rd) or Abbey Vets (Dodworth Rd) - or donate via our Amazon wishlist (button link below).
Thank you so much.
 
 
 
Fancy fostering cats and kittens?
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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
 
 
 
'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
  • Cookes Pet Store, Barnsley.
 
You can also leave these at Abbey Vets, Dodworth Rd.
 
Please help if you can.