Royston Animal Welfare

Welcome to Royston Animal Welfare  
1997 - 2017  Celebrating 20 years of helping animals
Registered charity no. 1064870

Our main aim is pet rescue; helping cats and dogs in need from Barnsley, the surrounding South Yorkshire area and beyond and then finding them loving new homes.  We rehome UK wide.

Thank you for looking on our site and we hope you will find a new pet that will enhance your life. 

If you would like to make a contribution to helping our animals please 

donate below.  

We are 100% funded by donations/fundraising and are run totally by volunteers.

The success of Royston Animal Welfare depends on our whole team of volunteers who give their time

with no reward, other than being safe in the knowledge that they have helped to give an animal a better life.

We are able to rescue the animals you will see on our website thanks to all the people who fundraise at gala's, car boots, tin rattles etc. But it does not stop there! We have a RAW army that does the many vet runs, dog walks, animal fostering, telephone messages, accounts, newsletters etc etc.

We would also like to thank the general public that donates (see below) and companies that sponsor RAW.

 Not all charities are registered (always look for a charity number).

We are, so all information about our funds and how we spend them is available for the public to view on the Charity Commission website.

Registered charity no. 1064870 

All animals who come into our care stay with us, safe and secure until a home can be found for them regardless of how long this takes. 


We desperately need funds & volunteers to continue to help more animals in need.

If you can help in any of the following ways please phone/text 07874945689

Fostering a dog or cat.

Helping with fundraising.

Sponsorship of a kennel or the group.

Becoming a member.

The annual subscription for becoming a member is £8.00 for an individual, £15.00 for a couple or family and £5.00 for senior citizens, students etc...

Each month you will receive our newsletter that will tell you about recent adoptions, forthcoming fundraising events and other items of news about the group.

For a membership form please email

You are also welcome to attend our meetings which are held at 7.00 pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the Emanuel methodist church Huddersfield Road, Barnsley, S75 1DT.  Please come along.

Contact Information


phone/text 07874945689 

This is an answerphone, please leave a message with a contact number and we'll get back to you 

for information on adopting any of our cats

for information on adopting any of our dogs

To arrange a viewing of one of our dogs please visit the 'Dogs for Adoption' section of our website.


Forget the lottery - Join RAWRY's 200 Club

 Weekly prize of £25 rising to £50 in the last week of the month.

After 26 weeks there will be a special £250 prize & £500 at the end of the year.

Details on Rawry's 200 club page.

Also shop online & raise funds for RAW

Canine concepts, charitygiving & easyfundraising

Details on Events & Fundraising page 

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