Who are we?
 
The Branch is run by a team of volunteer trustees with a network of volunteer fosterers who care for rescued and abandoned animals in their homes, and give support to owners.
We also have a small group of paid staff and an array of volunteer helpers.
 
We are a separately registered branch of the RSPCA, primarily responsible for raising our own funds locally. We are affiliated to the national RSPCA Society but not funded by them.
 
Barnsley & District Branch rely entirely on the generous help of volunteers for:
 
  • Visiting the homes of potential adopters
  • Fundraising
  • Fostering animals
  • Trustees
 
We would like to thank our neighbouring RSPCA branches for their help when our foster homes are full as we do not yet have an Animal Centre.
 
We never put an animal to sleep unless it has proved to be unresponsively aggressive, or on the considered advice of a vet where all other options to prevent further pain or suffering are exhausted.
 
 
Our Animals
 
  • All animals available for adoption at our branch are neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped.
 
  • Unlike some rescue centres, we also protect against leukemia (a nasty disease preventable by vaccination) as well as the basic, cheaper flu and enteritis jabs.
 
  •  All stray cats are tested for Feline Leukaemia Virus and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (Feline AIDS).
 
Wildlife

We are actively against hunting and maiming of all animals.
Please help protect local wildlife by following the links to sign the petitions below:
 
 
Snares are thin wire nooses that are commonly used by gamekeepers to catch foxes, rabbits and stoats. These inhumane devices cause immense suffering, pain and eventual slow death, and many other animals, including cats are also being caught and maimed in them.
 
Snaring has been banned in most of Europe but is still legal in the UK. We think this is wholly unacceptable and would like to help make these practices illegal by encouraging you to sign the petition.