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.
Mable and Maple are the current longest stay residents. They are a pair of young sister rabbits who have been in care for over seven months, after being found stray at a young age. They have spent most of their life with the RSPCA 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. As they are bonded to one another they will need to find a home that is happy to accept both.
The longest stay feline residents are Elijah and Erica. This bonded pair started their cattery journey being quite timid, but since settling in and making friends with staff, they are now a super affectionate pair and love having fuss. Since they have been in care, they are starting to show more of their true personalities. Elijah and Erica would be best suited to a family with no other pets and children over the age of 12.
Stella is the longest stay canine. She’s only 11 months old and has been with the branch for almost four months now. Stella’s 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 – from dogs and cats to rabbits and guinea pigs.
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.