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.

Raise funds by shopping online

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If you shop online at any of these stores you can help raise funds for us by simply adding Easyfundraising to your browser.







Frequently asked questions

How does it work?

Remembering to raise free funds is even easier with the easyfundraising Donation Reminder. It tells you when a donation is available while you shop online. Just click the small reminder that appears directly on the retailer’s website. By clicking the reminder, you’ll start collecting donations from the eligible purchases you go on to make. It really is that simple.

Is it safe?

Yes. Security is a big concern for everyone, which is why it’s been meticulously built and tested by ourselves. You can get it directly from us so there’s nothing to worry about.

Are there any adverts?

No, the easyfundraising Donation Reminder is 100% ad-free.

Does it save my card details?

No. In fact no personal or payment details are recorded. It simply tells the retailer you came from easyfundraising. When the retailer processes your order they recognise you came from easyfundraising and credit your easyfundraising account with a donation.

Can I use it on my mobile or tablet?

Unfortunately, the easyfundraising Donation Reminder can only be used on a computer. It’s currently unavailable on tablet or mobile.

How come it’s free?

It’s completely free and designed to help Charities, Good Causes and Supporters like you. We love the support you give, and feel it’s the least we could do to help. Good Causes are delighted with it and can’t wait to see their donations increase as a result of less free donations getting missed. So everyone benefits, the perfect result!
Get the Donation Reminder

You may have to alter some settings on some browsers.  But the easyfundraising website gives step by step instructions.



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.



K-9 Fest Fun Dog Show

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This is a great event for all dog owners and those interested in adopting a new dog or puppy.  Everyone welcome.

As this is a first joint venture each class will be just £1 to enter.


The Best in Show competition is just for the winners of each previous class and is free to enter.

Tombola, information and other pet stalls will be there on the day.


Judge to be announced.

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.

Lost cat in Droylsden

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lost-cat-droylsden-2 This little 15 month old cat has gone missing from his Droylsden address.  He is neutered and is marked with stripes and spots and microchipped.  His family is desperate to find him as he has been missing 11th July 2018 .  He doesn’t know the area well as this was only the second time he has ventured outdoors.

Please help his family to find him by checking your outbuildings and under bushes in your gardens.

If you find him or have any news please ring his worried family on 07494513755.

Glossop Carnival Fun Dog Show – Winners

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best-in-show-class Please see photos of the winners of each class attending the Best in Show competition.

Thank you to everyone who braved the hot weather with their lovely dogs we raised £176 on the day and every penny will go towards caring for the dogs in our care who are waiting for loving homes.

Annual Report and Accounts for the year ending 31.6.18

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As a registered charity 232260 we are independent from the National Society of the RSPCA and constituted under the Society’s Rules for Branch.

Our report for 2017 was approved at our Annual General Meeting last evening and the full document may be found here

Alternatively you will be able to find our reports and accounts for 2017 and the 4 previous years on the Charity Commissions Website by the middle of next week.

Toby – Rehomed

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toby-cat Toby, a domestic short haired kitty who is thought to be about 3 years of age, came to the branch from one of our local veterinary surgeons.  He was found as an injured stray by a kind lady who thought he had badly injured his leg and took him to the surgery to be scanned for a microchip and his leg repaired.

However, following examination, it was found that he has a club foot and will always limp and be unable to climb or escape from dangerous situations easily.  He will be fine as an indoor cat or one which is allowed into a secure garden for a short while.

He is now changing every day.  At first he hid away from his fosterer for a few days and now he is coming out of his shell and becoming more confident. He has settled down and is becoming a loving little cat who will make a great addition to any family.

He has now recovered from his operation and has moved into Bowler’s Cattery where he will be able to meet more potential adopters.

He will receive his second vaccinations on Wednesday 11th April and will then go to the Bowler’s cattery where he can be seen by more people and perhaps someone will offer him a loving home.

First posted 13.3.18


Fun Dog Show – Glossop Carnival 30th June 2018

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If you enjoyed our previous fun dog shows or if you couldn’t make those dates be sure to come along to our last show of the season on Saturday 7th July.  This will be held in Manor Park, Glossop SK13 7SH  – Map.

We have lots of classes for all kinds of dogs pure bred or mixed breed, smooth-haired or fluffy, young or old, but most of all …. your best friend.

Registration is from 12 noon with the first class, for puppies under 12 months (must be fully vaccinated) to be held at 1pm.  Winners of each class will go forward to enter our Best in Show class.

Bring your family and friends along to enjoy the day.   There will be lots of other events and stalls to enjoy over the weekend.



Mike and Luke – both rehomed

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mikeluke Mike and Luke are two very friendly kitties who are looking for caring new family to call their own.

They are thought to be about 2 years old and can be rehomed together or separately.


Fun Dog Show – Hollingworth – Winners’ photos 2018

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Our Fun Dog Show which was held on a very sunny, but not too hot, Hollingworth Festival, Sunday 13th May.   We hope that everyone who brought along their beautiful family dogs had a lovely time and we wish we could have given everyone a prize.

Thanks to participants’ and other supporters’ generosity we raised £255.92 on the day in entry fees, donations and our tombola.

Our grateful thanks go to our Show Judge on the day Joanna Purcell of Poochy’s Grooming Grooming Ltd, Hyde

Here are our class winners’ photos and a couple of miscellaneous ones.


Hollingworth Festival Fun Dog Show

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If you missed or enjoyed our last show you will be very welcome to attend our next one in Hollingworth, behind the Gun Inn, Market Street.

Hope you can make the day and the sun shines on Sunday 13th May.  Registration from 12:30pm with the  first class, Best Puppy at 1:30pm.

There will be lots of stalls and refreshement tents and plenty to see on the day.

All dogs are welcome to bring their families and enjoy the show.

Fun Dog Show (Stamford Park) photos

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A huge thank you to everyone who came to take part in our Fun Dog Show at the Family Fun Day in Stamford Park on Sunday 29th April.  There was a record attendance on the day and, despite the bitterly cold wind and overcast sky, £445.56 was raised which will directly help the animals in branch care.

Photos of the winners of each class can be seen below.


Orso and Lupo

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Orso and Lupo

Orso and Lupo Orso and Lupo’s family recently sent the branch a lovely update on their two kitties who were called Joe and Jake when they were seeking their own special family back in 2014.

These two lovely boys are really lucky black cats who have found themselves their forever home.

A huge thank you to their adopters and to all those lovely people who take in our rescued cats.

Here’s their original post

FUN DOG SHOW – 29.4.2018

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Come along to our Fun Dog Show which will held in Stamford Park, Stalybridge on Sunday 29th April.  Registration from 12 noon with the 1st class being held at 1pm.


Cat found in Springhead

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found-cat-springhead This beautiful black and white, female kitty has been found straying in Springhead.  Her finder has take her to Ian McConnell’s veterinary practice today.  Sadly, she doesn’t have a microchip or collar and could have traveled a long way.  She is in good health and will stay at the vets at least until tomorrow when she will be transferred to the cattery the branch uses if we have room and kept for 7 days before being advertised for adoption.

UPDATE – She has been found to be pregnant and is being taken to one of our brilliant volunteer fosterers where, unless she is claimed in the next week, she will have her kittens and all will be found new homes.

Kosi update

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kosi-compare We’ve had an update from one of our Malamute x puppy adopters and they’ve sent some lovely photos.

They say, “He’s an absolute star, although taking him for walks takes ages as we’re always being stopped by other dog walkers, wanting to know everything about him.  His big sister Lelia is finally accepting his presence, although it took her a couple of weeks.

Thanks again, for your help, but more importantly, thanks to you and all the other volunteers for all the effort and kindness you showed to our puppy. I know he didn’t have the greatest start in life, but with your help, Kosi is turning into a very handsome and healthy young chap.”


Wonky – Rehomed

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bty Wonky is a 5 year old Collie who has come into our care through no fault of his own.   This young man just loves to be with people and is good with other dogs.   He does pull a little on the lead but enjoys a good walk.

He is not particularly ball orientated but he has only just come in so we are hoping his playful side will soon come out.

Davina and Tutsy – happy news

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davina-and-tuts-rehomed Davina and Tutsy were adopted recently and their new family sent us an email and photos.  They were lucky to find their forever family together and have certainly got their paws on the table.

This is what their family say “Just thought you’d like to know that Diva and Tuts have been as good as gold today and are settling in really well. We are SO happy and so are they. Here’s a couple of photos. If it’s appropriate you could let the previous owners know that they have landed on their feet and will be truly cherished.”