As events unfold during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are continuing to maintain the high level of care for animals in our foster homes. However, pressures are mounting, and RSPCA Barnsley & District needs the help of our fabulous suppawters now, more than ever.

We are a  separately registered charity and are responsible for raising our own funds to look after our animals, and provide veterinary care.

Due to government guidelines and safety measures, we are unable to open our charity shops and we are unable to adopt our animals into loving homes, cutting our vital income dramatically, and donations are falling.

We are still allowed to take in animals from the Inspectorate, and we have many furry mouths to feed.

We are asking for your help at this extremely difficult time. You can show your support by:

  • Donating funds via our button above or on Facebook.

  • Donating cat litter and food at Morrisons, Tesco (Stairfoot and Penistone), Abbey Vets and Cookes Pet Store.

  • Sharing and spreading our message.

      Please help us to help our animals.  Thank you,  The Volunteers.

Violet and Albert

need a home!


All RSPCA Branches are still on semi lockdown.

If you are extremely concerned for the welfare of an animal contact the National Control Centre NOT BRANCH LINES. 

We are now adopting out cats and kittens.

carrying out virtual home checks through video and photos, and Google Maps.


Barnsley & District 

 Registered Charity 226116 




We are a team of volunteer trustees with a network of fantastic volunteer fosterers, who care for rescued and abandoned animals in their own homes and then pair and re-home them into suitable new homes with new pet-parents.

Our RSPCA branch is a separately registered charity, primarily responsible for raising our own funds locally.

In short, we are affiliated to the national RSPCA Society, but not funded by them.


Our Area

This map shows all the areas covered by Barnsley & District Branch (in pink).


Our area works on a postcode system. It applies to things like whether you may be eligible for free microchipping at events, or reduced cost neutering.


As all branches are independent charities, we don't want to step on the toes of others, so if you're not in the pink area, here are some other useful local branch numbers to try.


Remember: If you are concerned about the welfare of an animal (i.e. abuse or neglect) always ring 0300 1234 999. 

Branches are not able to deal with abuse or neglect cases:



01142 898050


Doncaster,Rotherham & District:

01302 719790


Leeds, Wakefield & District:

01132 536952


Thanks to...

It goes without saying (or does it?) that we'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who volunteers tirelessly, around the clock to keep our Branch operating, through sad and exhausting times and fun times alike- and often alongside their normal work in order to pay bills.

It's hard work, but so worth it.

We'd also like to say a big thank you to everyone who donates food, litter, blankets,toys, puts cash in our tins, offers cheques and leaves us legacies, we cannot survive without you.

Many thanks too to our colleagues at Chesterfield Branch who help us enormously, caring for our Barnsley dogs and rabbits and preparing them for adoption - and to our Charity shop Staff.

..and to Tesco (Stairfoot & Penistone), Morrisons (Barnsley), Pets At Home and Cookes Pet Store for housing our Donation Boxes.

Finally, to the special people below who regularly help or donate without whom we would be lost:

The Toone Family, Mr & Mrs Horsley, Thurgoland Junior School Kitchen Staff, Julie Kitchen Childminders, Mrs Catherine Liddemore, Mr Richardson, Sue and Emma, Dawn Hewitt .

from the Branch Trustees