Rescue    Rehabilitate    Re-home

About Adopting

Adopt. Don't shop.

Adopting is one of the best things you will do. Knowing that your new furry family addition has been given a better life, with love and care that they may not have otherwise had is a great feeling. 

Depending on each cat's circumstances this can take considerable time with a lot of tender loving care, quality food, medication and vet consultations. We always provide neutering, full vaccinations, worm and microchip all our cats before they come to you.

Our cats and kittens are not free. In order to try to recover some of these pre-adoption costs, which are paid for entirely with public funding, we ask a fixed donation which is non- refundable.


Cats £85

Kittens £110

At Barnsley RSPCA, we are all about rescuing,

rehabilitating and re-homing pets to loving forever homes.


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Find your purrfect match!

If you'd like to give one of our cats or kittens a new loving forever home, here's a guide to our adoption process.

Take a look below at the cats we have waiting for adoption. If you don't see your perfect match here, we may have others currently being fostered, so it's worth contacting us with your details so that we can try to match you up.

Click on each cat's photo to find out all about them. Some cats or kittens become attached to a friend or sibling, so we re-home them together. These will have a             against their names.

Cats who have an 'I'm Reserved' note are no longer available.

Fill out a Perfect Match form. This tells us a bit about you and your lifestyle and helps us find a  match for you. If you've seen a cat you like on the website, you can tell us on the form. Once we receive your form, someone will contact you for a chat.

We love our cats, and so they're looked after in our volunteer fosterers' own homes. We like to know where they're going to live next so we will ask to see in and around your living space, sometimes with the aid of videos and photos.

Introductions: once you have met and connected with your new friend, we'll fill in adoption paperwork, offer you advice on how to look after them and ensure you understand your new responsibilities.

Let's go!

 Please note:

To qualify for adoption assessment you must:

  1. Be within one hour's drive of Barnsley.

  2. Apply via the online Perfect Match Form

We will not take 'cold' phone calls about adopting cats or kittens.

Any attempt to adopt via any other method will be regarded as invalid.

We are so grateful that we get so many interested potential adopters but we really are inundated with applications and so unfortunately can't spare the time to respond to everyone. We will let you know if you are a perfect match.

Thank you. 


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How to adopt dogs or rabbits

Dogs and rabbits from the Barnsley area, brought in by Inspectors, are looked after by our colleagues at Chesterfield Branch until they're ready to go to their new home.

If you would like to know which dogs or rabbits we have available for adoption, please contact Chesterfield Branch directly (not Barnsley) on 

01246 273358


Apply to adopt a cat


Please note that we're all very busy volunteers and so we can't  reply to everyone.

If you don't hear from us within a  few days and you stated you were interested in a particular cat, it's possible we didn't think you were quite the right match this time.

We will keep you in mind for other cats but do let us know if you see another feline friend you'd like to be considered for.