RSPCA Doncaster and Rotherham Branch

by | 15 September 2022 | Local Charity, Pets, Rotherham

At the RSPCA Doncaster and Rotherham Branch staff care for over 1,000 animals each year, ranging from dogs, cats, puppies and kittens to birds, wildlife and rabbits. They aim to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome every animal that comes into their care, although some animals are in care longer than others.

These are some of the long-term residents, all of whom are ready and waiting for their forever families.

The branch is happy to announce that previous longest-stay rabbit, Casper, has a reserve so will hopefully be going to his forever home very soon. This means that Elena is the current longest-stay bunny looking for a family. She is a shy bunny that needs to build her confidence. She loves her veggies, digging through her bedding and having a good snooze. She would benefit from the company of another rabbit friend. An ideal home for Elena would be with children over the age of 10 years old.

The longest-stay feline residents are Desmond and Reginald. This playful pair are on the lookout for their new home together. Desmond is sweet-natured but is a little timid at times, but his confident pal Reginald brings him out to be his true self, and they conquer the world together. The pair can live with children over five and with other cats. They may also be able to live with cat-friendly dogs if introduced slowly.

The branch is also searching for a family for the lovely Mac, who came into the centre through no fault of his own and has found it hard to adapt to cattery life. Mac has been on foster for the last few months and is proving to be a very nice-natured, affectionate cat. He does take a while to come round to his surroundings and get used to people, but once he is happy around you, he will snuggle up to your leg and zoom around the house. Mac would be best suited to an adult-only home where he can be left to do things in his own time without being pushed. He should also be the only pet for now until he settles in.

Unfortunately, Stella remains the longest-stay canine. She’s now one year old and has been with the RSPCA for almost half her life. Stella is a sweet girl and could live with children over 12 years old. She would need to be the only dog in the household for now. Due to a leg injury early on in life, Stella requires physiotherapy treatment and would need a family who understands she may need additional care in the future.

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. When an animal becomes available for adoption, it is posted on the Branch website ( 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.