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We are RSPCA Barnsley's beautiful, adorable girls. We are waiting for a new home and someone to love us forever, just like they have with our cuddly kittens. We're only around one year old and have a lot to share with you. Click our picture to read our stories.

Who is responsible for what in animal welfare?

New Cat Microchipping Law

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All cat owners in England must ensure their cat is microchipped from 10th June 2024 as it will be a legal requirement under the Microchipping of Cats and Dogs (England) Regulations 2023. This means that you should have your cat microchipped before this deadline.

Only feral, farm, unowned and community cats who have little or no human interaction or dependency are exempt from microchipping and in all other cases owners found not to have microchipped their cat will have 21 days to have one implanted, or may face a fine of up to £500.

This law is only applicable to England at the current time, but we recommend that you get your cat microchipped regardless of your location.


to help us


RSPCA Barnsley's Star Runner!

This is Linda.

Linda ran 'Barnsley 10K' for us on Sunday 30th June 2024 and raised a whopping £400 + with the help of our wonderful shop staff at Market Street.

We, and all our cats and dogs would like to say an enormous thank you to everyone involved (especially Linda, obviously) and to all the generous and kind hearted people of Barnsley who put their hands in their pockets to sponsor her.

If you would like to do something similar to raise money to help us with food and vet bills, email us to let us know!

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Team Barnsley

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. We work closely with the public.

Our RSPCA branch is a separately registered charity, primarily responsible for raising our own funds locally through donations from the public.
In short, we are affiliated to the national RSPCA Society, but not funded by them.

We will never put a healthy animal to sleep except on the much considered advice of vets.

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Our Area

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, click here and give your postcode to find your area.


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.


Thanks to...
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It goes without saying 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.

Our volunteer trustees would like to extend special thanks to our amazing cat fostering team for their superb care and time, caring for our cats and kittens, feeding, bottle feeding through the night, medicating, making endless vet trips, for their abundance of love and patience- and also to our amazing charity shop teams who give their time earning money to help us pay for all the great work our Branch does as a whole.

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 preparing them for adoption, and to Doncaster & Rotherham Branch for caring for some more of our cats, enabling us to grow our animal help.

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

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


from the Branch Trustees

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