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Meet the paw-some animals of the RSPCA Leeds and Wakefield Branch who are looking for their fur-ever family in the district

Here are all the animals looking for their forever home within the district. (Photo: RSPCA Leeds & Wakefield)
Here are all the animals looking for their forever home within the district. (Photo: RSPCA Leeds & Wakefield)

From playful pups to loving bunnies and sweet kitten litters – the East Ardsley centre is looking for numerous local families to open their hearts and adopt an animal this Autumn.

The RSPCA launched an urgent appeal last month after facing what it described as its “largest rehoming challenge in years”.

Rescue centres and branches were reported as being “full to bursting” with unwanted animals as more come into care than are being adopted.

The lovely Taz is a four-year-old GSD x Akita is looking for a committed family who will cotninue to train her aroundother dogs and like long walks. She is extremely affectionate and loves to play (Photo: RSPCA Leeds & Wakefield)
The lovely Taz is a four-year-old GSD x Akita is looking for a committed family who will cotninue to train her aroundother dogs and like long walks. She is extremely affectionate and loves to play (Photo: RSPCA Leeds & Wakefield)

Samantha Gaines, head of companion animals at the RSPCA, said: "We're lucky to have so many wonderful people adopting rescue animals from our centres and branches every week, but the reality is, it's not enough.

"The number of animals we're taking in currently isn't balancing with the number that are being adopted, and we're well on our way to a crisis point.

"We fear even more unwanted animals will be coming into our care, as the cost of living crisis bites. This year already we've received 9,748 calls about abandoned or unwanted animals, compared to 8,551 in the first six months of 2022.

"Before long, all of our centres will be full to bursting.

The bonded mother and daughter chihuahua duo love doing everything together. They are looking for an experienced family who have had Chihuahuas in the past and understand their sassy ways. A calm, quiet and patient home with older children would be ideal. (Photo: RSPCA Leeds & Wakefield)
The bonded mother and daughter chihuahua duo love doing everything together. They are looking for an experienced family who have had Chihuahuas in the past and understand their sassy ways. A calm, quiet and patient home with older children would be ideal. (Photo: RSPCA Leeds & Wakefield)

"We'd never advise anybody to get a pet if they're not fully committed or in a position to provide for that animal.

"But, for those who are looking for advice on how to manage, we've got plenty of information on our website - such as our cost of living pet tips and pet cost calculator."

Here are all of the lovely animals at the RSPCA Leeds and Wakefield Branch who are looking for their forever home.

To find out more about the animals, or to fill out an adoption form, visit: https://www.rspcaleedsandwakefield.org.uk/adoptionprocess/

Seven-year-old German Shepherd, Hazel, was sadly found abandoned and tied up with a huge metal lead. After lots of TLC she is now ready to find her forever home to enjoy. She enjoys walks and saying hello to other 4 legged dogs too and is looking for her final forever family who she can bring many gifts to! (Photo: RSPCA Leeds & Wakefield)
Seven-year-old German Shepherd, Hazel, was sadly found abandoned and tied up with a huge metal lead. After lots of TLC she is now ready to find her forever home to enjoy. She enjoys walks and saying hello to other 4 legged dogs too and is looking for her final forever family who she can bring many gifts to! (Photo: RSPCA Leeds & Wakefield)
Three-year-old Staffie X, Zeus, is happy chap with bundles of energy and excitement who loves people. He is looking for an experienced family who can keep up with his training and give him lots of unconditional love. (Photo: RSPCA Leeds & Wakefield)
Three-year-old Staffie X, Zeus, is happy chap with bundles of energy and excitement who loves people. He is looking for an experienced family who can keep up with his training and give him lots of unconditional love. (Photo: RSPCA Leeds & Wakefield)
Sandy, Kenickie, Trio, Danny, Rizzo are a quintuple of fluffy, cute and adorable kittens. They are all a bundle of energy who are hoping to be adopted as pairs or with another resident cat. (Photo: RSPCA Leeds & Wakefield)
Sandy, Kenickie, Trio, Danny, Rizzo are a quintuple of fluffy, cute and adorable kittens. They are all a bundle of energy who are hoping to be adopted as pairs or with another resident cat. (Photo: RSPCA Leeds & Wakefield)
Mars, Maria, Jupiter and Venus are 	Domestic Short Hair looking for their forever home. They are a lively and playful bunch and are still living with mum but are ready to fly the nest! (Photo: RSPCA Leeds & Wakefield)
Mars, Maria, Jupiter and Venus are Domestic Short Hair looking for their forever home. They are a lively and playful bunch and are still living with mum but are ready to fly the nest! (Photo: RSPCA Leeds & Wakefield)
Kenny, Gary, Percy, Betty, Ronnie and Norman are all a very loving, affectionate and playful bunch with theirown characteristics.They are happy being rehomed in pairs so they can continue their fun together, or individually (though would need lots of extra attention from their new family).
Kenny, Gary, Percy, Betty, Ronnie and Norman are all a very loving, affectionate and playful bunch with theirown characteristics.They are happy being rehomed in pairs so they can continue their fun together, or individually (though would need lots of extra attention from their new family).
These seven-year-olds are handsome fellas and best buds – who can't wait to find their forever home together! They will make the perfect duo to any family and cannot wait to meet them one day! (Photo: RSPCA Leeds & Wakefield)
These seven-year-olds are handsome fellas and best buds – who can't wait to find their forever home together! They will make the perfect duo to any family and cannot wait to meet them one day! (Photo: RSPCA Leeds & Wakefield)
This one-year-old cheeky monkey loves to play and pounce to catch his toys and is a big foodie. He is looking to find a new home which is cat free as he's a bit too boisterous around them. He enjoys the company of people and would love for his new family to be around a lot of the time to keep him entertained. (Photo: RSPCA Leeds & Wakefield)
This one-year-old cheeky monkey loves to play and pounce to catch his toys and is a big foodie. He is looking to find a new home which is cat free as he's a bit too boisterous around them. He enjoys the company of people and would love for his new family to be around a lot of the time to keep him entertained. (Photo: RSPCA Leeds & Wakefield)
This lovely and sweet duo are both super affectionate and love to rub along any persons legs they can! They both love human company and attention so would enjoy a family who can be around with them a lot. (Photo: RSPCA Leeds & Wakefield)
This lovely and sweet duo are both super affectionate and love to rub along any persons legs they can! They both love human company and attention so would enjoy a family who can be around with them a lot. (Photo: RSPCA Leeds & Wakefield)
Dotty is a four-month-old, super loving and playful little kitten who loves nothing more than being around people. She is looking for a family who are happy to teach her the ways of the world and introduce her to the great outdoors. (Photo: RSPCA Leeds & Wakefield)
Dotty is a four-month-old, super loving and playful little kitten who loves nothing more than being around people. She is looking for a family who are happy to teach her the ways of the world and introduce her to the great outdoors. (Photo: RSPCA Leeds & Wakefield)
This closely bonded pair of sisters do almost everything together. They are looking for their forever home together where they can nibble on hay and devour vegetables till their hearts content! They'll need plenty of space for exploring, digging and binkying around. (Photo: RSPCA Leeds & Wakefield)
This closely bonded pair of sisters do almost everything together. They are looking for their forever home together where they can nibble on hay and devour vegetables till their hearts content! They'll need plenty of space for exploring, digging and binkying around. (Photo: RSPCA Leeds & Wakefield)
This two-year-old crossbreed is a huge character and has a huge love for attention and being around people. He would love a mrs bun to enjoy life with, or alternatively, could be the best house rabbit ever as long as he get lots of attention from his family (and the chance to be your little shadow!)
This two-year-old crossbreed is a huge character and has a huge love for attention and being around people. He would love a mrs bun to enjoy life with, or alternatively, could be the best house rabbit ever as long as he get lots of attention from his family (and the chance to be your little shadow!)
Wilbur is a one-year-old handsome, chunky and curious lad. He would love a female companion though if his one true bunwife isn’t out there, would be the perfect house rabbit to a family who spend lots of time at home and can keep him entertained! (Photo: RSPCA Leeds & Wakefield)
Wilbur is a one-year-old handsome, chunky and curious lad. He would love a female companion though if his one true bunwife isn’t out there, would be the perfect house rabbit to a family who spend lots of time at home and can keep him entertained! (Photo: RSPCA Leeds & Wakefield)