RSPCA bosses thank Derbyshire Times readers as rebuild project gathers pace

Tails are wagging and noses are twitching as work begins on the next stage of a landmark project to rebuild the RSPCA Chesterfield Animal Centre.

The vital building work will help staff and volunteers to continue to care for and re-home more than 700 abandoned, mistreated and unwanted animals each year.

Charity bosses say the latest phase in work will take around […]


Chesterfield charity marks 80 years of care for our furry friends

This month marks a special landmark for one of Chesterfield’s most well-known and popular charities.

For it was 80 years ago on 7th April 1938 that the RSPCA Chesterfield and North Derbyshire branch was founded.

And it will mark the magical milestone with a number of events throughout April and wants supporters to get involved with the celebrations.

The branch – based […]


Santa Paws Appeal 2017

We want to give our sincerest and most heartfelt thanks to Support Adoption For Pets and all their staff and customers of Pets at Home in Dronfield and Clay Cross. Together these stores raised through their Santa Paws Appeal a tremendous £2333.50 for our charity! Thank you.


Friendly rat discovered alone in field

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a friendly domestic rat was found straying in a field in Barnsley.

The small female rat who has now been named Midge by RSPCA staff, was found in the middle of a field in Elsecar, Barnsley, on Monday, March 5th.

A dog walker found the rat and managed to confine her in […]


’80 for 80′ Birthday Challenge

On 7th April 1938, the RSPCA Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Branch was set up to help neglected, unwanted and abandoned animals in the area. For 80 years our dedicated team of staff and volunteers at the Branch have worked tirelessly caring for, rehabilitating and rehoming many thousands of rescued animals and helping improve the lives of animals […]


Will you show kindness as cruelty doesn’t stop at Christmas?

Kindness at Christmas

We’re appealing for kindness this Christmas, to help the thousands of animals who are facing neglect and cruelty over the festive season.

While for many, Christmas is a time to celebrate kindness to our friends, family and pets – our inspectors are braced to see some of the worst acts of cruelty to animals over the long winter nights.

Staff […]