Please note that, due to the COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to
invite prospective adopters to meet our cats and kittens in person. Instead
we are offering a video meeting, eg, via Zoom, where you can meet your
prospective pet and also ask the fosterer as many questions as you like.
Hopefully, we will be back to normal working soon.
Goole RSPCA volunteers are looking to work through urgent feral projects in
the area. Whenever possible we TNR (that’s trap , neuter and return feral cats)
however sometimes this isn’t always possible. We are therefore asking if anyone
can offer some outdoor homes so we can proceed with this, to help prevent more
unwanted litters and reduce the number of injured cats coming into care.
> We'd love to hear from you if you have a safe, secure outbuilding for them to get used to their surroundings for a few weeks before release. If at all possible, the branch would need feral adopters to be on standby and have transport to collect from the vets at short notice. All cats will come blood tested, neutered, chipped, de-fleaed and wormed. In return, Goole RSPCA would appreciate a promise from their new owners of daily food and a shelter, if they become ill that you will provide vet care. Outdoor cats don't require an adoption fee but a donation is much appreciated if you feel able. If you could offer a safe outdoor environment please get in touch 07599 087527 or email@example.com
If you are enquiring about adopting from the branch or a general query
contact volunteer run phone 07599087527 To report cruelty or an animal in
danger contact national helpline 0300 1234 999.
When contacting the branch personal information can often be required i.e. name and address. We will continue to work with the national society to ensure any information is used and stored in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Please note our phone and this email account are not manned 24hrs.
Goole RSPCA have a trained speaker who can visit your school, group,
business or club to talk about our work and tell you about some of the
character cats and kittens that we have fostered. The talk is suitable for
all age groups and lasts around 40 minutes.
There is no charge but a donation will be most welcome. Please contact us for further information.
On 29 June a piece of landmark legislation came into effect. The Animal
Welfare (Sentencing) Act was passed in April 2021 and increases the maximum
sentencing under the Animal Welfare Act 2006, from six months to five years,
for animal fighting and cruelty offences.
The new legislation brings England and Wales in line with Scotland and Northern Ireland,
where five years is already the maximum sentence for those who commit animal abuse offences.
Gold medal, Gold trophy, Goldfish? A pet is not a prize or something to
None of the fun at the fair
Fairs can evoke a sense of nostalgia for many, with fairground jingles, sugared doughnuts and arcade game prizes. Sadly, there's no fun at the fair for the animals given away as prizes. While many of us would not accept a dog, cat or rabbit as the result of winning a game - receiving goldfish as prizes have become all too commonplace across England and Wales.
Can you help us make pets as prizes a thing of the past?
Unfortunately, the National Cruelty Helpline regularly receive calls relating to animals being given away as prizes, particularly goldfish - who are often prized off at fairgrounds across England and Wales. These goldfish are often held in unsuitable plastic bags for long durations and taken to homes that aren't adequately prepared to meet their welfare needs. We think you'll agree that while candy floss comes in bags, pets shouldn't.
Life in a bag
Goldfish are easily stressed and very often, fish that are won as prizes suffer miserably from shock, oxygen starvation or die from changes in water temperature, and many will die before their new owners can even get them home.
It's already illegal in Scotland
Currently in England and Wales, it's an offence to give animals away as a prize to anyone under the age of 16, unless accompanied by an adult. This differs from laws in other countries, for example Scotland, where it's an offence in almost all circumstances to give an animal away as a prize to anyone regardless of age.
Prevent pets as prizes
We need supporters like you to take the action and let East Riding of Yorkshire Council know that pets as prizes are a no-win situation.
By taking action, you'll be encouraging your local council to stop this practice on council-owned land, as well as write to their respective Government for wider change.
When it comes to pets as prizes, you win, they lose.
YOU can make a difference to the life of a cat in DN14. Choose one (or more) of the following ways to help us help cats and kittens that desperately need it.