During this current crisis, we regret that we can no longer take in any animals that are unwanted by members of the public, in order that we can reserve any upcoming space created by re-homing, for animals brought to us by inspectors.
As a branch of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, RSPCA Barnsley & District has a duty to prioritise cats and dogs brought to us directly from neglect and abuse situations.
Please help us reserve our care for this purpose. We only have very limited volunteer foster space for cats, and our dogs are cared for at Chesterfield Branch, with all our 7 kennels continually full.
There are many other rescues in the area (who are also struggling) who do not have this priority, and so they may be able to help in these cases.
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 through donations from the public.
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, 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.
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 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.
Mrs Sylvia Taylor - Brind, for her generous and kind donation.
from the Branch Trustees