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.

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.

Halloween Party – Cancelled

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Sadly we have had to cancel this event due to lack of interest and bookings.

We are sorry to disappoint people who have expressed an interest and invite everyone to come to our James Bond Christmas Ball on 14th December same time and venue as the cancelled Halloween Party.





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.

Drake – moved to another branch

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bty Drake is a 3 year old Crossbreed and he has now moved to another branch to try to find his perfect family in another part of the country.   This young man just wants to be with someone.   He needs a home where he is going to get lots of walks, and someone who is prepared to carry on with his training.   He does pull on the lead but this is getting better.  Drake ideally needs an adult only house

First posted 5.2.19

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.

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.