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Maisie needs a new forever home
Maisie is yet another young mum who was found in a garden desperately trying to feed 4 newborn kittens and struggling to feed herself - neighbours alerted us to her plight and we brought her in - she was thought to have been dumped in the area a couple of weeks previously.
She has been an amazing mum to her 4 boys but they are now weaned and she is ready for a little me-time!
We estimate that Maisie is about 1 year old and although quite scared when she first came in she settled into RSPCA life beautifully but is now ready to find her forever home. She is a gentle little cat who just wants her own family who will show her the love that she so desperately deserves.
Please note we are in Barnsley South Yorkshire. Although happy to rehome further afield, be aware that cats will often need to complete initial vaccinations etc with our local vet surgery.
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Branch Web Ref: WBDSHF1Y030619
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.
***Appeal Update***
Gorgeous Purdy has had a very complicated and delicate operation to remove polyps from both of her ears. She was doing well at home with her fabulous foster Mum Sarah, but needed to go back into hospital as she went off her food and became dehydrated. 
We’re happy to report she’s now recovering very well following more treatment at the specialist vets in Leeds. 
We’re very grateful to our suppawters who’ve donated towards her vet bill so far, which now stands at £1939.00. The details of how to donate can be found on the attached link. Thank you so much. Here's a  video on our Facebook page of our courageous feline  - which come with a cuteness warning!
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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.
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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.
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.