URGENT CAT FOOD RECALL
IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING, STOP FEEDING THEM TO YOUR CAT AS THERE ARE CONCERNS THAT THESE PRODUCTS MAY BE CAUSING PANCYTOPENIA
Symptoms include: Lethargy. High temperature. Pale gums. Blood in the urine or faeces (faeces will usually be dark black). Small areas of bruising to the skin or gums.
If you notice any of these symptoms contact your vet immediately.
SPECIAL APPEAL: Tilda Needs You!
Lovely Pug, Tilda, came in to us in November of last year, through no fault of her own. She is now 5 years and 10 months old and being very well cared for with our colleagues at Chesterfield branch.
Tilda had very sore ears and mouth when she arrived, and was really overweight. The excess weight she was carrying was exacerbating her very poor breathing which was extremely noisy and uncomfortable, caused by Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS), a problem often found in this breed due to the short, squishy nose.
In addition to all this, Tilda was having trouble with urinary incontinence, which we treated with appropriate drugs, plus de-flea, wormers, and vaccinations, including one for kennel cough.
From day one, Tilda has been battling her weight issues with special food we’ve given her, so that she could finally, safely undergo her spay operation and have her dental, to make her more comfortable- and just as that seemed to be on the horizon, she unexpectedly came into season early, delaying all our plans.
Having waited a few weeks following that, she has now finally had her spay and dental, and is recovering well.
However, her awful breathing persists, and so we have now booked her in for corrective surgery on 21st June, so that we can give her the best chance of a really happy life, before she looks for a new home with loving owners.
This next surgery will cost in excess of £710 plus any post op care and medication.
Our branch, as a separate charity, is entirely funded by the generosity of local people.
If you feel you’re able, and would like to donate a little to help us cover some of the money helping Tilda, please follow the link below.
If you might be interested in adopting Tilda when she's ready, you can watch her page here.
Thank you so much.
'Kitten Season' is upon us, and 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 much 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
Deborah O Callahan for her kind donation, in memory of her beloved dad, Robin Davies from Athersley, who adored animals.
from the Branch Trustees