#Adoptdontshop with the RSPCA

by | 6 June 2022 | Local Charity, Pets, Rotherham

At the RSPCA Doncaster and Rotherham Branch, staff care for over 1,000 animals per year. It’s not surprising that puppies and kittens attract so much attention within a matter of hours and quickly find their forever homes, but the vast majority of animals in their care are beyond this age and come in search of their happy ending after not having had the best start to life.
As part of a strategy to promote responsible pet ownership, RSPCA aims to encourage people to #adoptdontshop. There are several benefits of adopting an animal. Not only are you finding your lifelong companion and improving the prospects of their future, you are also giving the charity the opportunity to dedicate time to another animal in need of care and rehabilitation.
Mable and Maple are the current longest stay residents. They are a pair of young sister rabbits who have been in care for over six months, after being found straying at a young age. They have spent most of their life in care and sadly have never experienced a loving family home. Like most other rabbits, they love their fresh vegetables and will make a great addition to any home.

The next longest stay animal is Casper. He is a neutered male rabbit looking to be rehomed with a female bunny to keep him company. Casper has provided staff with lots of laughs over the five months he has been in care. He loves always having things to do, whether this be enrichment toys, exploring his accommodation, or chomping on his favourite veggies.
The longest stay feline resident is Milo. He is only one year old so still has his typical playful kitten qualities. He loves his food, toys and fusses from his favourite people. Once he is comfortable with you, he is so affectionate and adores his humans! Since he loves attention, he would be best suited to a home that has no other pets and children over the age of 12.

Rocco is the longest stay canine resident; he has been in care almost 4 months. He is such a remarkable boy and is sure to bring lots of smiles to the family that chooses to adopt him. He enjoys off-lead exercise in the secure compound, and loves to play ball. Although his main passion is playing, he does like to engage in cuddles and lots of fusses when it is quiet. He would benefit from owners who have previous experience with Rottweilers, and since he enjoys having all the attention to himself, he would be best suited to a quieter household with no other pets or children.

Whether you are on the lookout for a dynamic duo or a sole companion, there is a wide variety of animals currently available for adoption – from dogs and cats, to rabbits, guinea pigs and quails.
When an animal becomes available for adoption, it is posted on the Branch website (www.rspcadoncasterrotherham.org.uk/animals-for-adoption) and Facebook page. If you are interested in adopting an animal, please follow the process on the website.

There are many ways to help RSPCA Doncaster, Rotherham and District Branch with their mission to rehome and rehabilitate animals, including volunteering, donating cash or goods, leaving a legacy, sponsoring through the Safe Haven programme and attending events. There are charity shops at Bawtry, Maltby, Rossington and Thorne as well as eBay and Depop stores. At the Animal Centre, they rehabilitate and rehome the animals and have a pet supplies store on site for all your requirements. There is also a pet cremation service and a memorial garden for your beloved pets. To donate £5.00, text ‘RSPCADRB’ to 70085.