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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Stolen Chihuahuas

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Fun Dog Show – Glossop Carnival

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Please come along to our latest fundraising event.

fun-dog-show-glossop104 We are holding a Fun Dog Show at Glossop Carnival in Manor Park, Glossop.   All dogs, big or small, young or old, pure breed or mongrel are welcome to bring their families along for a fun day out.

For more information about the classes and prizes download a poster with a list of classes here



Prince and Dolly

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yorkiewilmslow1  yorkiewilmslow2  Prince the darker faced one and Dolly has the tan face, they are Father and Daughter.  Prince is 9 years old and Dolly is 4 years old, they have always lived together and love being with each other so ideally we want them to be rehomed together.   Sadly there owner passed away so they are feeling a little sad and are inseperable.  They are both very loving, but Prince does look after his daughter.  These two tiny lovable rouges are desperately waiting for there forever family to come forward.

For further enquires please ring 07811 404346


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bluekittie Blue is a young lady who came to the branch to find a caring new home via the RSPCA’s Animal Hospital.

She had been living in a multi cat household so is still quite timid as she lacked human attention as she was growing up amongst so many other cats.

Blue would  love a patient adult only family to call her own and will soon grow in confidence with lots of TLC.

If you would like to visit Blue she can be seen at Bowler’s cattery.

Varley – Van type

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varleykitty Varley came to us via our inspectors and is now looking for a loving, forever home.

He is only about 2 years of age but with his distinctive Van type markings he will stand out in any crowd.

He can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery


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manocat Mano came to the branch with a huge abscess which has been successfully drained and is now healed.  He is thought to be about 5 years of age and following his sad life up to now is still a very timid little boy.

If you would like to meet Mano and offer him a caring new home and once he’s gained in confidence lots of regular grooming to help his coat become shiny and beautiful once more please visit him at Bowler’s Cattery to discuss his needs with Stockport Branch and the cattery manager.

Honey – Rehomed

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honeykittie2 Honey is a lovely, friendly, little girl who is about 2 years of age.


She is currently in the care of Stockport Branch and can be seen at Bowler’s cattery

zoom kitten

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zoom-kitten Zoom is currently in the care of Stockport Branch.  At only 11 week of age he truly lives up to his name.

If you could give this little live wire a loving home and because he’s so young be around for him most of the time so his zooming nature doesn’t get him into difficulties please go along to meet him at Bowler’s cattery

3 little boys

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cheekykittena The three little boys came to branch to find new homes along with their mum as their previous owner had told one of our local vets they were unwanted.

Jimmy (tabby and white), Cheeky (Tabby) and Monty (black and white) are about 8 weeks of age and once they have been neutered, will be ready to be adopted in a week or two.  They can be seen at Bowler’s cattery

3 little kittens

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kitten1 Here are three little kittens who were born in a shed.  They were taken to the RSPCA’s Animal Hospital and came to us to find new families who will offer them a caring, forever home.

They can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery


George Kat

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georgegingercat George is thought to be about 2 years of age and has come to the branch to find a caring family via the RSPCA’s Animal Hospital.

He is a very affectionate little boy who is looking forward to beginning his new life in loving family home.  As George is an adult cat he would suit a working family and won’t mind being left while they are at work.

If you could offer this very handsome ginger boy the forever home he really needs, he would love to meet you.  George can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery


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tortkittie Tort is a stunning Tortoiseshell girl who is just about 2 years of age.

She has come to the Stockport branch of the RSPCA to find her special family who appreciated Torties for their independent nature.

If you would like to meet Tort please visit her at Bowler’s Cattery


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brianwilmslow5 Brian is approximately 4 years old and a Mastiff cross.  He came into our care through no fault of his own.

Sadly he has not had a good life so far, he has yellow staining on most of his body where he has been lying in his own urine and he is also very thin.  Brian just loves people but can be a bit “barky” with other dogs and does pull on the lead.

He has now been fully vaccinated, micro-chipped and neutered.   We would not rehome him with young children simply because when he does put is weight back on he will be a large breed dog who could easily knock little ones over.

First posted: 20.5.17

Barney – Rehomed

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barneylargexbrd5hd Barney had the all clear from our vet and he has now gone to live with his new family this weekend.  We wish him and his family many happy years to come.

Barney is a 3 year old large crossbreed who has come back into the Branch care because his new owners have separated so Barney is being left for long hours.  In his first home he lived with another dog and we have found him to be very obedient, sitting when asked, and giving a paw, coming when called etc.  He loves to play with a ball.

Barney is house trained and is good to walk.  He will only be rehomed with older children as he could quite easily knock little ones over. In his last home he lived with an 8 year old little girl whom he adored.

Many people who meet Barney for the first time are taken aback by his sheer size.  He is simply an enormous cuddle monster who just loves everyone he meets.

First posted 20.02.17



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tiggersitting Tigger (previously Billy) is a crossbreed  who probably has some Shar Pei in his make up and is thought to be approximately 18 months old.  He was found all alone on the moors above Glossop.  At the time he was extremely underweight and had a collar which had not been loosened as he grew.  Luckily for Tigger he was found in time and his collar hadn’t done any damage, but without a chip his previous owners have never been found and despite advertising him no one has come forward to claim him.  We think he was probably left on the moor without a thought for his welfare.

Our volunteer fosterer has worked wonders with him and he has gained weight, enjoys his walks, is house trained and knows how to sit and shake a paw.   He has been to a local dog day care centre where he has a chance to interact with lots of other dogs.  He is a lovely boy who loves everyone he meets.

All his new photos were taken at one of our fun dog shows where he was well behaved and met lots of other dogs and people of all ages.

We are looking for a family with older children, 10 and over, or an adult only home as he is still very much a puppy and quite a bouncy boy.   Following his abandonment he does need to be with someone most of the time and he will need to be taught that it’s okay to be left alone.

First posted 8.5.17


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tinawilmslow1 Tina is a Lurcher approx 18 months old, this lovable young lady just wants loads of cuddles.   But she came into our care via an Inspector, so we would not rehome her with small furries.   We have had to remove some of Tina tail due to an injury that was not healing, but it does not stop her from wagging it when she sees you

Millie – Rehomed

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millieold2 Millie is approximately 10 to 11 years old.  It is with very sad circumstances that we are now asking for a new forever home for her.   Sadly her owner died and was not found for a few days and Millie was by his side.

Millie is house trained and does know a few commands, but because of her age she is quite happy with a few “trips round the block” during the day”.   She would like someone that is at home most of the time.  She also has quite sore ears at the moment which are being treated by her vet.

We will continue this treatment until she has the all clear but if you think that you could offer Millie a loving home for the remainder of her days we’d love to hear from you.

Akela – applications are currently on hold

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akela4 Akela is 10 months old and still very much a big, bouncy puppy.  She was originally sold to her previous owners as a Newfoundland cross, but she could be any mix of extra large breeds.

Akela is currently in a foster home where she is doing really well.   She is house trained and knows a few commands.   She was a little nervous at first when on her lead but is settling down great.   All the family love her, she has quickly settled in and has now got her feet under the table.

She needs a home where people understand big dogs and their needs and know that as a puppy she will still be into all the antics every puppy gets up to.  Because she is still learning what is expected of her she will need someone who is prepared to put some time into training her and taking her to classes

Akela is a very loving girl who will blossom into a companion to be proud of and turn heads wherever she goes.  She has lived with children

If you could offer this wonderful young girl a loving home please don’t hesitate to the contact the branch, which is based in Greater Manchester.

Little cat missing in Glossop

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This little cat has been missing for a couple of days now.  She lives in Glossop and her worried family are missing her dreadfully.

If you have any news please let the branch know and we’ll post your information on our facebook page so that her family can contact you.



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Angie Angie came into branch care from a local vet.  She has successfully raised her kittens who have now been rehomed, so little Angie who is only about 2 years of age would love a forever family of her very own.

She can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery