Branch News and Updates

News and updates from RSPCA Tameside and Glossop branch. Hover ‘news’ in the menu to read about the work of the branch, when an animal has been rehomed and other related news of interest.

Walking someone else’s dog – advice during Covid 19

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Please see our Advice from the National Society and Defra regarding walking someone else’s dog

Please be aware that these guidelines may change to meet government guidelines

Walking someone else's dog for them during coronavirus

Please be aware that these guidelines may change to meet government guidelines

R.I.P. Lassie – in memoriam

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We received some very sad news yesterday.

Lassie, who was brought into our care in 2009 by an RSPCA inspector because at 3 years old she wasn’t being fed or cared for as she should have been, has sadly has passed away peacefully.



Thank you Robin for giving this beautiful girl such a loving home.


Lassie my baby Rough Collie passed away 25th March 2020

You were the light in my life

The best thing that’s ever happened to me

My best friend

My companion

My saviour

I love you more than words can express

Not a day went by when we were not together

I was with you till the end

I tried to give you the best life I could

You loved me unconditionally as I did you

Your condition of Degenerative Myelopathy was pain free

You slipped into a stupor and my heart broke

I massaged your chest to try and bring you round pleading with you not to leave me

You emerged from unconsciousness only for a few seconds to look at me as if to say I know Daddy, but I have to.

I know 14 is a good age but I wasn’t ready for you to leave

The blessing is that I know you didn’t suffer, it was quick and you were not in pain and slipped away when unconscious with me caressing you.

My life is now a void

The gap is unbearable

I don’t know how to cope without you

My light has gone out

I am broken

Thank you with all my heart for choosing me to spend your life with.


Restrictions on rehoming

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Due to the Corona Virus from 25th March 2020 we are no longer be able to rehome the cats and dogs in our care. Once we have the all clear from the National Society and Government we will add photographs of all our cats and dogs currently being cared for and looking for new homes.

This will protect our volunteers and adopters alike as our adoption process involves face to face handovers and home visiting. It does not mean that the animals themselves pose a threat to people’s health.

Covid-19 emergency information

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Important information regarding the Covid-19 emergency and the RSPCA’s Greater Manchester Animal Hospital can be found on their website. If you are in receipt of means tested benefits or have been laid off during this emergency and your pet is ill and you need to see a private vet but can’t afford to meet all your bill we can offer a voucher to help. Please be aware that as we have to spread our funds as widely as possible it won’t pay for everything. We strongly advise people to take out insurance for their pets if at all possible. If you need one of our vouchers please text 07954122481 with your and your pet’s details including their name, breed, sex, colour, their illness and the name of your own veterinary practice. We also offer vouchers towards the cost of neutering.

Please note that Bowlers’ Cattery is also closed to the public.   They have to safeguard their staff and you from spreading the disease.

From the 25th March we will not be able to adopt out our animals who are ready to be rehomed or place newly arrived dogs and cats in foster homes until this emergency is over, although our current foster homes are full

Photos from our James Bond Christmas Ball

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016 A huge thank you to everyone who came to our fundraising ball in December and to Angela for giving up so much of her time to organise the whole event, our great chef, Matteo, and Andy our fabulous DJ, who made the whole evening so much fun.

We raised £1,311.50 after all expenses which will help pay for veterinary treatment and food for the animals in branch care.   During 2019 we rehomed 176 cats and dogs who were brought to us by RSPCA Inspectors.    Many of whom needed extra TLC and expensive veterinary treatment before they were well enough to begin life with their forever families.




Pirate – (was Wilbur) one year on

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btrhdr Pirate’s family recently sent a first “adoptiversary” update and this is what they said: “We absolutely adore him and we are so grateful that we have him. He has brought us a lot of happiness and fun over the past year.”

We have included a photograph of him when he first came to the RSPCA and had a bath to rid him of the fleas.  The red water is in fact the blood from the flea dirt on his skin.

We can’t thank his family enough for giving this boy such a wonderful life.

Mia in her new home

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mia-in-her-new-home Mia’s new family recently sent us an update : Hi just a quick update on Mia who I adopted a couple of weeks ago.  She has settled in very well and enjoys snuggling up with me every night.

Bert – and his amazing recovery

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One of the RSPCA’s Inspectors brought Bert, who is about 12 years of age, to the branch to find the urgent care he desperately needed.    One of our brilliant, volunteer foster families agreed to take him into their home to try their very best to help him recover from his appalling neglect.





This lovely boy was quite literally a walking skeleton when he arrived, with pressure sores from lying on concrete, and was in a collapsed state finding it very difficult to even stand up to eat and drink………..but just look at him now!




He is still under the care of one of our local veterinary practices and, now he has put on enough weight, he will have a much needed dental operation.   Until the huge build up of  plaque is removed we won’t know just how many teeth will have to be extracted.

Handsome Bert will be staying with his foster carers forever as they have asked to adopt him officially once he has recovered from operation.

If you could foster for the branch and help animals like Bert to recover from their previous neglect please contact us.   You should live in the branch area so that you will have full support.



Sassy has become the official cattery cat

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sassy-tabby-and-white-kitty-3-yrs Sassy has become Bowler’s official cattery cat and now has her perfect home.   She is able to wander about freely and has a lovely cat pen to return to when she feels she needs a rest from patrolling the premises and keeping any pesky rodents away.



First posted April 2019




Could you foster a cat with nursing needs?

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We are urgently seeking a foster carer for Bobbie, a little stray cat with a severe ear infection which will need nursing care once his ear has been operated on.   Bobbie will need ear drops twice a day and must wear a cone collar to prevent him scratching the stitches and the open wound.   If you could help and live within easy travelling distance of Mossley where the vet who will be overseeing his treatment is based we’d love to hear from you.

He will need his cone for at least 10 days and probably anaesthetising to have his stitches removed.   Following a successful outcome of this procedure he will then have to have his teeth cleaned and probably several removed.   So this will be at least a couple of months foster placement.

All his food, cat litter, bedding and a cage if needed will be provided by the branch.


A James Bond Christmas Ball 14th December 2019

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An invitation to our upcoming fundraising Christmas Ball.

The theme is ANY character or clothes style from the 007 film franchise.

Dinner Jackets and elegant gowns, Ski wear and Saris, Pussy Bow Blouses and Tweed Skirts, Lounge Suits and Narrow Ties.   Anything goes.

The Ball with be held at Oaklands Hall, in Hyde, with excellent food and great DJs.  If you are planni

ng your company’s staff Christmas Party don’t hesitate to book a place by ringing Angela on 07940872776

Thank you

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Thank you for your kind donation to support our work.

Every penny received goes directly to help the branch to care for animals brought to us by RSPCA inspectors.   We care for them, help them to recover from their previous mistreatment and find their forever new families.

Without your generosity we couldn’t continue.

Photos from our Glossop Fun Dog Show 2019

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A selection of photos of winners and other contestants at the show.

Thank you to all those special family dogs who brought their humans along to our fun show.   We hope that everyone enjoyed the day as much as we did, meeting all the much loved and well cared for dogs who came along to help those less fortunate dogs who have been badly treated or neglected and now have a chance to find caring and loving families of their own.

A total of £244.30 was raised on the day – £220 entry fees plus £24.30 in donations.

Glossop Carnival Fun Dog Show – 6th July

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glossop-2019-dog-show-088 Our next fun dog show will be held in Manor Park, Glossop on Saturday 6th July 2019.   Registration from 12noon with the first class at 1pm.

All dogs, pedigree, mixed breed and mongrels are welcome to bring their families along on the day.   There will be lots going on, stalls, fun rides, playground, and even a train for children and adult to ride around the park.



Fun Dog Show Photos – Hollingworth 2019

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A few photos from our Fun Dog Show held at Hollingworth Festival.
Apologies for any incorrect names and to those whom our photographer missed on the day.

Our sincerest thanks to everyone who came along on the day. Every dog was so special.

Fun Dog Show photos – Stamford Park April 2019

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Here are a few photos of the dogs and their families who took part in our fun dog show held in Stamford Park.

Fun Dog Show – Hollingworth – Festival on the Green

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12th May – Fun Dog Show – Hollingworth Festival Wednesnough Green – Registration 12 noon – 1st Class 1pm.

Everyone and their dog or dogs welcome.

Baby Rabbits – We’ve moved to RSPCA Manchester and Salford

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more-babies-6 Although we have found new homes for a couple of our baby rabbits the rest have moved to RSPCA Manchester and Salford branch where they will be available soon.  We currently have 7 baby rabbits in our care.  We have 3 white and the other 4 are a tan variation.  These little cuties were all being kept as house rabbits

Bengal kitty missing from Tintwistle

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bengal-missing-in-tintwistle Please look out for this little cat who has been missing in Tintwistle.



Yoda – a kitten lost in Birch Vale

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Yoda, the black kitten, disappeared from her home at Thornsett Fields Farm, Birch Vale on 30th June, 2018.  If you spot a little black cat in the area please, if possible, take her to your nearest vet to be scanned as little Yoda is microchipped.  You will not be charged for this service.