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 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.
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.
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We have an Amazon wish list containing all the items we (ideally) need which can be viewed here: www.amazon.co.uk – 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.
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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 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.”
Kitty is a 4 year old chunky, tabby girl who has come to our branch because she was unwanted by her previous owner and signed over to one of our inspectors.
She is very friendly and loves cuddles, and can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery
Bella is a 2 year old girl who has come to our branch after being found left home alone by our inspectors. She is a typical tortie and is very cheeky.
Bella can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery
Betty is a 6 month old female long haired female cat who has come to our Stockport RSPCA branch after her owners no longer wanted her. Her lovely thick and long coat will need regular grooming.
She can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery
Buttercup and Daisy are two girls who are 1 and 4 years old.
They have come to our branch after being abandoned by their previous owners when the “flitted”. They can be rehomed separately or together.
They can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery
Tom and Jerry are two little boys who are 1 year old and have come to our Stockport branch after being unwanted by their previous owners.
They are extremely friendly and will need to be rehomed together as they really close friends.
They can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery
Dee Dee is a Mastiff she is approx 4 years old and has been looking for a home since November 2016. This lovely big lumbering girl enjoys being with people, she has lived with another dog but we feel it is time for her to have her own space. This beautiful lady has been with us for a few months now and she has melted everyone’s hearts she is such a gentle lady who is loving having attention, she really enjoys being out and about with our volunteers. Dee Dee is not coping very well in kennels she seems to be losing weight and cannot afford to because she came into us under weight, at first she can be strong on the lead but soon settles, so she does need a family with big dog experience.
Dee Dee is now living with a foster family, who think she is a wonderful dog. She has been very gentle with the fosterers’ grandchildren and is being a perfect house guest. She is house trained and just loves being around people
Dee Dee will be happiest where there is someone around most of the time. She recently met a dog today and is perhaps too dominant for a successful companionship with an established family dog.
Marlow is a Bull type cross and has been looking for a new family since November last year. He is approx 4 years old. He has lived with another dog but we feel it would be better for him to be an only dog now as he enjoys plenty of cuddles. we have found Marlow to be full of fun he loves nothing more than playing with you and really enjoys a ball. He responds well to commands and even though he looks tough he is a softy at heart. He loves his walks and would do quite a few miles. Marlow is strong on the lead so does need a family with big dog experience.
Henry is pretending to be a little camera shy. He is a six month old Large crossbreed. He has come into our care due to no fault of his own. He is currently in a foster home living with another dog and a cat.
Percy is a 5 month old medium to large crossbreed. He has come into our care due to his owner being unable to care for him.
Percy is currently in a foster home where he is loving having loads of attention because he just loves having his belly tickled. Percy loves company of any nature, he walks well on the lead and will anything for a treat.
Tiddles is a young female cat who has come to the branch from the Greater Manchester Animal Hospital. She is a very friendly cat who loves nothing more than to be stroked and given treats and can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery.
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. No appointment necessary (but please don’t arrive when they are closing give yourselves plenty of time to get to know the little cat you are interested in).
Major is a big white and black male cat who has come to the branch from the RSPCA’s Greater Manchester Animal Hospital. He is an extremely friendly cat and will make a brilliant addition to any family.
He can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery.
Mystery is a black female cat who came to the Stockport branch with her kittens who have now been rehomed. She is a extremely friendly cat who loves her head tickled.
Sooty is a black female who came to our Stockport branch from the RSPCA’s Greater Manchester Animal Hospital. She arrived with her kittens who have all found new families but Sooty has not been as fortunate and has been in the cattery for quite a while now. She is a lovely friendly little girl.
Harry is a mainly black cat that has come to the branch from our Greater Manchester Animal Hospital. He is a lovely, friendly little chap, which is so typical of black cats in general
Magic is a black and white, young adult cat who has come to the branch from out Greater Manchester Animal Hospital. When he was first rescued he had a sore paw but with some excellent nursing care from the staff at the cattery this has now healed well.
Storm is a black and white young adult cat who has come to the Stockport branch from our Greater Manchester Animal Hospital.
He can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery.
We are hoping for a kind family to come forward to offer a loving home for this bereaved brother and sister. They are a pair British Shorthair cats who have always lived together as house cats, so a family which may not have been accepted as adopters due to living in an apartment or on a busy road would be fine. As they are older kitties we are looking for an adult only home as they are used to a peaceful life.
If you could offer them a home for life please ring Elaine on 07764514095 for up to date information and terms when adopting an older pair of cats.
George who is a Shih Tzu x Jack Russell Terrier came into branch care because he was fighting the other puppy in his family. He is just 12 weeks of age and a typical terrier puppy, full of life and mischief wanting to explore everything, play with his toys and the other dog in his foster home.
He is looking for a family with or without children over 5 years of age as he does have very sharp teeth and is still learning to be clean in the house. He is very clever and will learn quickly but his new family will need to be patient with him and give him time to grow into the brilliant little dog he could be.