Animal Fosterers Urgently Needed

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The branch urgently needs a local person/people who are able to foster kittens or puppies in their homes, often at short notice. We also need fosterers able to take in adult dogs who aren’t coping well in kennels.

More often than not, the temporary home is needed for a single puppy or kitten who is far too young to stay in kennels while he/she awaits a new home. Sometimes a young animal might be recovering from an illness so will need special round the clock care. From time to time we may even have a litter of puppies or kittens to find foster care for.

If we don’t have foster spaces we are unable to take in really young animals in need because they cannot go into boarding, so we are appealing for local people who have the space and availability to volunteer for this important role.

As an emergency fosterer you may be called upon to offer space in your home at short notice, you will be given as much information about your temporary guest as possible and full support is provided. Your own transport is not necessary as other volunteers will be able to transport the fostered animal to vet appointments and meetings with potential adopters. All you need is the space, patience, time and of course the ability to provide love and care to a young animal or adult who really needs it.

Even if you can only foster a single puppy, kitten, adult dog or cat and you would like to help and want to know more please get in touch as a matter of urgency.

See more animal welfare volunteering opportunities.

We need your help – our funds are running low

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We always need help to raise funds.  As is the case with many small charities many of our fund raising events are organised and staffed by only a few of our members and we are desperately in need of more people who can spare 2 hours holding a can or selling logoed goods at our instore collections.

Your help at these events will mean that we can continue to ensure our dogs and cats are well-cared for whilst they are waiting for their forever new families.  Even if you cannot make the dates, or are unable to stand for long periods of time, but would like to personally help the animals in our care with a donation,  just click on the MyDonate link on the right to make a secure online donation by card or, if you have a mobile phone, you can now donate by text.  Alternatively, you can donate by cheque, made out to RSPCA Tameside and Glossop branch,  and sent to the branch c/o Volunteer Centre Tameside, 95/97 Penny Meadow, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 6EP, where the kind people there, will ensure that your letter and donation reach the branch safely.

Please visit our Diary dates page for a schedule of these and further fundraising events.

Donate much needed food and equipment

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If you would prefer to donate food and other much needed items directly to the branch rather than cash donation, we are in need of the following:

  • Cat litter
  • Kitten food
  • Dog coats
  • Dog leads
  • Toys and various other comforts

Your gifts will benefit RSPCA animals who have suffered at the hands of their previous owners and are being rehabilitated by our volunteer dog walkers and cat socialisers.

Food, beds and cat litter etc will help to feed and provide warmth and comfort to those who are too young or sick to be rehomed from the cattery or kennels and are being cared for by fosterers in their own homes.

Our Amazon Wish List

We have an Amazon wish list containing all the items we (ideally) need which can be viewed here: – Wish List.

All you need to do is click ‘add to basket’ next to the item you would like to buy for us and then checkout in the usual way. All items will be delivered directly to us.

If you can’t donate, please share using the buttons below. Thank you :)

Arnie – Rehomed

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arnie6 Arnie has been with the branch since March this year and we’re all getting a little worried (including Arnie) that no-one will offer him a new home.     He came to us when he was 11 months old and is a Shar Pei cross, who was originally purchased as a pure bred Shar Pei from a local, well known puppy farm outlet.   He is quite a shy boy who, typical of his breed, can be a little aloof when he first meets new people and as a result whoever adopts him will need to be patient and allow him time to settle in with his new family and home.

Whilst he was growing up he missed out on meeting people and visiting new places and now needs to start to learn that there is a whole wide world out there  with exciting new places to investigate and enjoy.  His confidence has greatly improved whilst he’s been in our care.

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Tiny – Rehomed

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tinysbthd Tiny is approximately 7 years old and a Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

Tiny was rehomed some time ago but came back to the branch as his previous adopters hadn’t really got the time anymore to give him the attention and exercise which this active little staffy needs.

His dog walkers say: “Tiny should really be called ‘Sunny’ due to his lovely nature. He was brought up with a young child and loves children and adults alike.  He OK with other dogs with careful introductions.  Tiny is quite happy to walk alongside his walkers and ignore dogs he passes, because he is so pleased to be out and about and enjoying life.  All in all Tiny is a great ambassador for his breed and would make an ideal family pet, as he is a very loving dog.”

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benjy3 Benjy is approx 4 years old, this crossbreed young man has not had the best start to life so far so will need an understanding owner. He has not been out very much but when he does he really enjoys it and has lots of fun.

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Danny boy – on hold

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dannyboy2 Danny boy is 5 month old Belgian Shepherd.  He is currently in a foster home and is getting to meet many new animals and people   He just loves to cuddle up with people.  He does still need a lot of training, but he is still a baby.   He seems to have got the hang of house training.

Izzy – has a family coming to see her soon

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lornainspector2 Izzy is a slight 3 year old crossbreed with sighthound in her make up.

She is good with other dogs, not really bothered with them. But if rehomed with another dog it would have to be a calm dog as she likes to have lots of cuddles with her new human family.  However, she also likes to play with those she gets to know as can be seen from her video below.

She is fully house trained and when out for a walk does like the water.  We would not rehome her with small furries



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bistoterrier1 Bisto is a 10 year old Lancashire Healer.  He has come into our care through no fault of his own.  He is good with dogs quite happy to say hello, walks well on the lead and just loves to go for a walk.   Even though Bisto is 10 he may still have many years left as he is a terrier.  We have had him blood tested and it came back good for his age


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tillypat Tilly is a small crossbreed approx 7 years old.  She has come into our care due to her owners ill health, she is good with other dogs, and loves nothing more than sitting with you and enjoying a cuddle.

For further enquiries and viewing please ring 07811 404346

Casper – Reserved

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casper-white-cat Casper is 15 months old and an all white, chunky kitty.

He is currently living in a multi cat home where he was taken in when his previous owner moved house and didn’t want to take him along.

He is a very playful and quite boisterous with other cats in his current home so we’ve been asked to find him a loving family where he will be an only cat.   He is looking for a quiet home where he can regain his confidence with visitors, and where his family will allow him to come round in his own time.

We are confident that with a family who have older children (over 10s) who are cat “savvy” or an adult only home he will become the most wonderful companion.


Toby – special needs kitty

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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 is currently staying with one of our volunteer fosterers where he will receive lots of TLC while he recovers from his neutering operation and until he finds a caring forever family.

Ideally, he will need to live as an indoor cat in a house or apartment, although a well fenced, escape proof garden will be fine as this should keep him out of trouble quite easily.

If you could offer this little boy a loving home please don’t hesitate to text or email us to arrange to meet him.



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rosie5 Rosie is a 2 year old Crossbreed Staffie.   This young lady is very loving just wants to have a family to love her.  She still needs a little training but is very eager to learn.   Rosie travels well in a car.


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kayla-x-breed-5 This is Kayla, a little crossbreed who is just 10 months of age.  Kayla is now in a foster home where they are delighted by her progress, the fosterer says that Kayla is a very loving dog and just loves to please, but she can get a little excited at times but this is just due to her still being a puppy.   Kayla is meeting many new people and dogs and is getting on great with everyone she meets.

She is about the size of a Parson’s Jack Russell Terrier and would love an understanding family to take her home.

We are looking for a family who are looking for a dog that like going for long walks.  She would be better with older children because she could possibly knock little ones over

If you would like to meet her please don’t hesitate to ring (voicemail) or email to make an appointment.

First posted 27.1.18


Purdy Lurcher

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purdy-lurcher-5 Purdy came to the branch to find her forever family via one of our Inspectors at the begining of the year. She is two and a half years of age and a typical, medium sized, lurcher of about 24 inches to her shoulder. Purdy definitely has greyhound or whippet in her make up but what else is anyone’s guess.

Purdy is an excellent jumper and VERY fast so we think that she may enjoy agility.  But she would need a confident, experienced agility home, as she does like to play with her doggy friends.

Please visit this rescue website which has excellent advice for potential Lurcher owners.

She had never lived in house but she quickly became clean in her foster home, and is enjoying life and regaining her mischievous puppy hood. She has a happy, bouncy nature and loves to steal shoes etc. but doesn’t object to them being taken from her as it’s all just just a game to this funny little girl. Her new family should also be aware that she is a bit of a “counter surfer” so food items shouldn’t be left out on the kitchen worktops.

Purdy is currently living with another dog and gets on well with him and is good with other dogs she meets of all sizes. As she is quite strong on her collar and lead she currently wears a dogmatic head collar.

Even though Purdy was a non-chaser in her previous home, we are looking for a cat and small animal free home and one with or without children over 8 years of age and where she won’t be left alone for more than short time.

Sighthound experience would be an advantage.

First posted 7.1.18

Charlie – Rehomed

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charlie-bc-lurcher-3 Charlie is a 5 year old Border collie x Lurcher.   This handsome boy has come into our care because of his owner’s sudden illness.  He is great with people but does need careful introductions to other dogs although he did live with one before coming into our care.

This handsome boy has been in kennels since the beginning of January without anyone asking to meet him.

He has played flyball before and just loves to play fetch and chase the ball.

We are looking for a home with children or without children over 11 years of age as he is still quite a bouncy boy.

For further enquiries and viewing please ring 07811 404346



First posted: 2.1.18

Jack – 6 years on

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Jack at home Great news from Jack’s family.

In 2012 my husband and I adopted Jack a crossbreed, from Manchester. Our contact was Gail. We used to live in near the boarding kennels the branch used and would regularly see volunteers in the area and they were always interested in how Jack was getting on.

We have now moved to the seaside and I wanted to tell you that Jack is still enjoying his comfortable life with us but now he is enjoying runs on the beach and paddling in the sea. He has lovely walks in the local park mixing with other dogs.

So thanks to you all for carrying on looking out for and taking care of animals in need.

Paid Vacancy – Glossop Charity Shop Manager

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RSPCA Bury and Oldham Branch – Charity Shop Manager – Glossop

Could you successfully manage a charity shop, raising funds to contribute to the running of our animal centre? We are currently recruiting a Charity Shop Manager for our Glossop shop. You will ensure the smooth operation of the shop and achieve agreed sales and profit targets by maximising sales and controlling direct shop expenses.  You will need to recruit and train a motivated team of volunteers, whilst promoting the work of the RSPCA.

The position is 35 hours per week across a variable rota including weekends. The salary banding is £8.00-£9.00 per hour.

For the full job description and an application form please contact [email protected] The closing date is Friday 16th March.

The shop, owned by RSPCA Bury and Oldham Branch, on Henry Square raises much needed funds to support both our branches.

Ollie – Reserved

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olliewilmslow Ollie is 5 years old and a Shih Tzu cross.  He came into our care through no fault of his own.   We would not rehome him with young children because he can be a bit grumpy, he likes to go to people on his own terms an we have found at the moment he is not that keen on being trimmed that is why he looks a bit rattity.   He needs an owner who understands that he needs time to come around at his own speed

For further enquiries and viewing please ring 07811 404346

Teddy – Reserved

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teddycross5 Teddy is a 3 year old crossbreed, we are not sure where the ears have come from apart from a bat.  This young man does need some TLC as he is still a little slim but as he really likes his food he should easily be trained.   He does know how to sit, walks well on his lead and ignores other dogs.   He enjoys a cuddle but does not understand how to play yet.   Teddy is quickly becoming a dog that has already started melting hearts, he now needs a forever home

First posted: 17.2.18

Bracken – Reserved

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bty Bracken is a 1 year old Crossbreed.  This young man has come into our care a little timid.  He needs someone with some time and patience to spend with him.  He loves a cuddle and is learning how to walk on his lead and a few commands

Duke – Reserved

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dukecross4 Duke is a 1 year old Rodesian Ridgeback cross Dogue de Bordeau.  This young man is still a puppy so is quite giddy but is very friendly.  Duke needs a family with big dog experience and with no children under 10 years simply because he may knock little ones over.  He loves to be with people just enjoying life

Woody – Reserved

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woodywilmslow Woody is 3 year old small terrier crossbreed.  This young man has lived with Gracie, he is good with people and other dogs

For further enquiries and viewing please ring 07811 404346

Gracie – Reserved

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graciewilmslow Gracie is a 3 year old small crossbreed terrier.  This young lady has lived with Woody, she is good with other dogs and people.

For further enquiries and viewing please ring 07811 404346

Terry – Reserved

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terrywilmslow Terry is a 5 year old Yorkshire Terrier.   This young man has been good with other dogs and people he is now ready for a forever home

For further enquiries and viewing please ring 07811 404346