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.

Toby update

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toby-and-his-sister-trixie-was-autumn Toby’s family who adopted him as a snuggly, little lurcher puppy 2 years ago have kindly sent photos of their wonderful boy.

12 months later they adopted his sister who was called Autumn and had been previously been returned due to a change in her original adopters’ circumstances.

Here is Toby’s baby photo followed by this handsome young man’s “now I am two” portrait.

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Ruby – forever foster home found

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ruby-in-her-foster-home   Ruby’s lovely foster family sent us this photo.   Ruby, as you can see loves her new bed next to a warm radiator for her old bones when it gets a bit chillier overnight.

More about Ruby whose elderly owner has very sadly died.   Ruby is 14 years of age and has been in kennels for 5 weeks while her owner was in hospital, we have now been asked if we can find a caring home for Ruby.

Because of Ruby’s advanced age we are looking for a fosterer who will care for her until the end of her days.   The branch will cover all veterinary costs and give her foster carers ongoing support.

If you would like to find out more about fostering Ruby for the branch and live in or very near the branch area so that she can be seen by one of our local veterinary practices please contact us via email or text 07954122481 and we will send you our forms and information leaflets by post or return email.

 

Bowler’s Cattery

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CATTERY IS NOW OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY AND VISITORS MUST WEAR MASKS AND GLOVES.  THIS IS DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 EMERGENCY MEASURES

If you think you can offer an RSPCA kitty a caring new home, please visit Bowler’s Cattery,  Shady Oak Farm, 200 Marple Rd, Stockport SK2 5HE.  Open hours are 11am to 3pm Monday to Saturday.  Visitors MUST wear masks and gloves.

7 Puppies – all rehomed

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MAUDE Hi, I’m Maude and I’ve been asked to speak for all my brothers and sisters, so I’ll do my very best,

“We are 7 puppies who were brought to the branch by a person in a uniform, we didn’t know at the time that she was one of the RSPCA’s inspectors,  but she thought we needed some fresh air and sunshine to grow up big and strong.   We were brought to a lovely place where our kennel staff say we are beautiful, lively little girls and boys who won’t be little for very long as we are growing ‘like weeds’.

“Our mamma was sad to see us leave her, but she told us that the RSPCA would find us the best homes we could ask for, where we won’t be frightened and have lots and lots of exciting walks and adventures.

“We would love a family who have had Rottweilers or American Bulldogs or similar BIG, strong dogs before so that they will know what to expect from such large, bouncy puppies as we are.  As we are going to be on the large size we’ll need plenty of walks and we’ve been promised that we will soon be old enough to go to school with our new humans to learn how to become ‘model’ citizens.”

If you would like to learn more about us and perhaps arrange to meet us please ring our carer in chief, Pat on 07811404346

 

 

Restrictions on rehoming

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We have received an update from the National Society concerning the Corona Virus 25th March 2020 directive.   We have been advised that we are now able to rehome our animals in a very restricted way, in that potential adopters will have to send not only their completed perfect match from but videos or photos of their home and grant the branch permission to view their home on google’s street view.

This will protect our volunteers and adopters alike as our adoption process ideally involved face to face handovers and home visiting.

But, please note that the private boarding cattery is open by appointment only once your perfect match form and photos have been received.

Missing Galah Parrot – Rosie

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Our Galah parrot, Rosie, was last seen on the field on Garden Street, Hyde, then another sighting on Bluebell Close in Hyde within 5 minutes’ walking distance, yesterday.

There was a possible sighting on the 26th April around the area but not by ourselves.

She is hand tame and is good at inside recall training with sunflower seeds

She can do a bit of talking like give us a kiss says the name Lucy

If you have any information or have seen this much loved little girl please contact the branch by text on 07954122481 so we can pass on the information to her worried family.

Theo – Rehomed

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max-mastiff-x Theo, who is still very much a big puppy is approximately 2 years old.  He is a Mastiff cross and he is still growing into his paws.    Theo has a shiny black and white coat and we are sure he will turn heads wherever he goes.  He came to the branch to find his forever home via the Greater Manchester Animal Hospital.

Theo is currently under the vet because he has small kidneys so he does need someone who is willing to carry on with his treatment if and when prescribed

He is a lovely, friendly, slobbery boy who will be lots of fun for any family who love large dogs.   But because of his size we are looking for an adult only home or one with teenage children as he is still uncoordinated could easily knock smaller children over in his excitement at meeting them.

First posted on 12.9.2019

 

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  https://www.rspca.org.uk/coronavirus/dogwalking

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.

Robin

Ronnie – Rehomed

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ronnieoldham Ronnie is a 14 week old puppy.  He is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross.  He is full of mischief and fun and is looking for a home with no small children and a family who understands that he is still a puppy and will get up to lots of naughty things and will need his training carrying on.   Ronnie is very loving and loves being with people

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

Harriet – Rehomed

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Harriet This is little Harriet who was sadly bereaved.   She is a lovely little dog once she gets to know you but can be a bit grumpy when she wants to be.

At 11 years of age all this old girl wants is to have a loving home and a happy retirement.   She still likes her walks and to toddle around the garden.

If you would like to meet Harriet with view to adoption please ring 07811404346 to discuss Harriet further and perhaps make an appointment.

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.

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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!

 

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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.

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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.