Bogus bag collections
RSPCA Barnsley & District
Please can Barnsley residents be vigilant with regards to RSPCA collection bags.
We have been made aware that bags have been pushed through letterboxes this week in the Dodworth area, and have then been collected, but these have not been from an authorised source.
If anyone has been delivered an RSPCA bag in the last couple of weeks, we would be very grateful if you could report it to our enquiries on 07870 989 164 (leave a voicemail and we will call you back) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you see anyone collecting 'our' bags, please contact us with a description, and a vehicle registration number if possible.
'Kitten Season' is nearly upon us, and soon there will be some unfortunate mum-cats looking for somewhere 'safe' to have their babies.
Sadly not everywhere they choose is as safe as they think, and often mums are struggling to feed themselves, let alone their kittens.
If you find a mum-cat and her kittens, or kittens with no mum in sight in your garden or home, please don't disturb them, but you can call us for help on 07823 550 886.
Thank you for caring.
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.
We never put a healthy animal to sleep except on the considered advice of vets.
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:
Doncaster, Rotherham & District:
Leeds, Wakefield & District:
It goes without saying (or does it?) that we'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who volunteers tirelessly for hours, 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 the rewards are 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 volunteers.
..and to Tesco (Stairfoot & Penistone), Morrisons (Barnsley) Cookes Pet Store and Abbey Vets 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
Julie Kitchen Childminders
Mrs Catherine Liddemore
Sue Hunter and Emma Hamer
Bill & Janice Lunn
Michaela & Rory Wild
Julian and Michelle Kemp
from the Branch Trustees