The cost of caring for pets suffering cruelty and neglect is a continual challenge at the local RSPCA Animal Centre.
Soo, a six-year-old affectionate cat, is just the latest victim, dumped by her owner and rescued by an RSPCA Inspector. Before Soo can be re-homed she requires complex surgery — a total ear canal ablation and a vental bulla osteotomy costing £450.

The RSPCA South Yorkshire Animal Centre at Bawtry has its own clinic for rescue pets, thanks to a generous local legacy, but the cost of some operations runs into hundreds of pounds. The Centre receives no Government or lottery funding.

“We give our animals the best veterinary treatment,” said Animal Care Manager Laura Bullock. “We are one of the top re-homing centres for the RSPCA in the north of England but surgical costs are rising.”

You can support Soo and many other pets needing urgent medical treatment by donating to the Centre online at or text SYAC14 £10 to 70070 or send a cheque to RSPCA, Black Firs Farm, Great North Road, Bawtry, Doncaster DN10 6DE.

Keep up to date with local RSPCA news at The Centre is open six days a week from 11.00am to 4.00pm (closed Wednesdays). For information about volunteering, email