Long-stay animals looking for a second chance at happiness

by | 20 April 2022 | Community Focus, Local Charity, Rotherham

At the RSPCA Doncaster, Rotherham and District Branch, the team is pleased to report a very successful adoption rate so far in 2022. Unfortunately, some of the older, longer-stay residents are struggling to find their forever homes – but offering them a space in your heart ensures that they will spend their golden years in peace and comfort.

Older residents currently searching for their forever homes include Fern, a dog, and feline sister duo Mitzie and Mimi.
Fern is an older lady looking for a cosy retirement home after spending most of her life outside. She came into the Branch’s care alongside her friend who has just recently been rehomed, but Fern is still patiently waiting. Despite being 10 years old, she still has plenty of energy and loves nothing more than spending time in the paddock. Fern would benefit from a quieter home with older children so that she can bask in all the attention.

Mitzie and Mimi came into care through no fault of their own, after their previous owner’s circumstances changed. They are a very loving and affectionate pair who love fusses. They have quite a sassy nature so could make a great addition to your home, but they would need to be indoor-only cats.

At the animal centre, they are finding that rabbits are taking a little longer to rehome. Current leporine residents include Floyd, Morticia and Mystique. Rabbits prove to be great pets, either to teach an early sense of responsibility to children or as family pets for those who appreciate a quieter, less hectic life.

Floyd is a neutered male rabbit who would appreciate another bunny friend to keep him company. He was found wandering around a car park but was ready to find his forever home after a few days of TLC. Sadly, he is still waiting after more than three months in care. He is a lovely little boy who loves hopping around and exploring. He would make a perfect addition to a home with children over 12.

Mystique and Morticia are a sister duo who are still on the lookout for their new home together after waiting more than four months. They could live with children as young as eight provided they are supervised until they become fully confident with handling.

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.