Spring is the season of new beginnings. From warmer weather and longer days to flowers blooming and the budding of leaves, there is no better time to have a fresh start and a good old de-clutter. At the RSPCA Doncaster, Rotherham and District Branch, their charity shops are a vital source of income and awareness for their centre and animal welfare work. Every purchase and donation made at one of their five shops helps them to continue their rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming work.

The shops rely on kind donations from the public to keep shop floors full of bargain finds and little treasures, so why not declutter and donate this spring?

The RSPCA’s charity shops are at The Courtyard, Bawtry; High Street, Rotherham, Queen Mary’s Road, Rossington; Field Street, Thorne and on eBay. At the Animal Centre they rehome the animals in their care and have a pet supplies store on site for all your requirements.

They are always grateful of donations ranging from clothing to small furniture and everything in between. These can be dropped off at any of the five locations, or collected by their volunteer drivers by calling 01302 719790.

There are many ways to help the branch with their mission to rehome and rehabilitate animals including volunteering, donating cash or goods, sponsoring us through their Safe Haven programme and attending their events. They also provide dog training, off lead facilities, a pet cremation service and a memorial garden for your beloved pets. To donate £5.00, text RSPCADRB to 70085.