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.
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.
As the branch often fosters puppies, kittens and cats and dog with extra TLC needs we gratefully accept donated food and other much needed items directly to the branch. This is a great alternative to cash donations for those who prefer to give to the branch in this way. We are in need of the following:
Kitten and adult cat food
Puppy and adult dog food
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.
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.
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.”
Breeze is about 3 years old and a lurcher who has come into branch care via one of our RSPCA Inspectors.
She is a lovely, friendly girl who was very frightened of some men when she first came but having gained in confidence is getting much better when she meets them in the street or the park.
Sadly, Breeze’s left eye had been damaged, probably some time ago and following an eye scan by one of our local vets was found have a damaged retina and a developing cataract. Follow up x-rays of two suspicious lumps discovered that she had 5 pellets embedded throughout her body including one behind her eye. Our vets are confident that this wasn’t an accidental shooting because of the spread from her head to her tail.
Breeze suffers from severe separation anxiety which is getting a bit better in her foster home but she will need a family where there is someone around all the time and where a man in the house is prepared to have lots of patience with her until she realises that she is safe.
Breeze demonstrating her recall…. as long as treats are involved.
Breeze’s fosterer tells us that she is not cat or small animal safe and can be “iffy” with some small dogs, but her fosterers are working with her on this and her adopters will need to continue the training. Luckily, unlike some lurchers she is food orientated. She is currently walked in a collar and harness on most outings. She can travel by car or bus but hasn’t been taken on a train yet.
Meet Jessie, who came to the branch to find a new home via one of our inspectors. Her kennel staff say she is a total poppet. At only 9 months of age she will make a lovely addition to any family who know that lurchers aren’t the type of dog to stick by your leg on a walk.
She gets on well with other dogs so with careful introductions would be happy to join another sighthound’s family.
We are looking for home where any children are over 8 years of age as she could easily knock little ones over as she loves to zoom around and doesn’t always look where she’s going.
If you need further information and would like to meet our beautiful Jessie please ring please ring 07811 404346
Ace is 11 months old and this very handsome boy is looking for a family who understands that he is still and pup and still doing puppy things. He is a lovely affectionate boy who just wants to show you how much he likes you, but at the moment because he is only young he is trying to push the boundries, so he does need someone who is willing to put a lot of hard work into him. We would not rehome him with young children because he does still need training and he could knock a little one over. Fine around other dogs. Knows basic commands Can be giddy but he’s only a puppy. He is strong and does have more growing and filling out to do so he does need someone used to larger dogs. Not a first time owner.
For further enquiries and viewing please ring 07811 404346
Dexter is approx 5 years old he is a Malinois (Belgian Shepherd). Dexter is not a big dog, but his heart certainly is. He is very friendly and loves all people and whilst out on a walk he has been very good with other dogs, but we do think to start with he would be better as an only dog. Dexter is not coping very well in kennels at the moment, he is doing a lot of pacing.
Ty is a 2 year old Staffy cross. He is full of life and just loves going for a walk, but also does enjoy a cuddle. We have not seen any aggression towards other dogs and when on his harness he walks well. Ty is now desperate to call a family his own
Pepper is a lovely, friendly boy who will make a great addition to any family. He is about 2 or 3 years old having spent quite a long time in the cattery and has seen his more colourful neighbours go home with their forever new families.
Sadly, many of our black and white cats are overlooked despite being the friendliest kitties.
Pepper would love a new home this winter and longs to be able to sit by your fire or cuddle up on a warm sofa with his favourite person. He would like to go outside occasionally once his 6 weeks’ house arrest is over.
Sadly, Bear’s adoption wasn’t successful so he is again looking for that special person in his life.
Bear is 7 years old and is a Cockerpoo, he is very energetic and loving He has lived with children and enjoys playing especially with a ball. He gets on with cats but would benefit from being the only dog in the household as he does like all the attention. We have been asked to find him a loving home due to a change of circumstances as he does need company and exercise to keep him happy.
He would suit an active family where someone is at home most of the time and who have had a similar breed before.
For further enquiries and viewing please ring 07811 404346
Max is approximately 9 years old. Unfortunately Max’s owner had dementia and was forgetting to feed him and let him out, so he is a little on the slim side. Max still enjoys a walk and does not seem phased by other dogs and really enjoys human company his little tail never stops wagging. He does have dry eye in one eye and he will need joint supplements, but there is still plenty of life left in this old dog and for someone who wants a constant companion he will be a really good friend
Sally is a 7 year old Collie who has lived with an elderly man most of her life. She needs someone who understands her breed. Sadly Sally spends a lot of time in her bed, anyone who knows Collies will know this is very unusual for the breed. Sally needs someone with lots of time and patience so that Sally can become the dog she should be
For further enquiries and viewing please ring 07811 404346
Suzi is approx 9 years old Jack Russell Terrier. She loves to be busy and would love a family that enjoys going for nice walks. Her owner could no longer look after her and unfortunately has now spent quite a few months in kennels
Toby is approx 9 years old but please do not be put off by his picture he is still very active and just loves to go for walks. He has come into our care because he owner was unable to look after him anymore and has been in kennels for quite some time so he is now ready (in these darker nights) for a fire
Tammi is a 10 month old Crossbreed pup. We think she may have a little bit of Collie in her because she loves to be doing things. Tammi would suit an active family who will enjoy spending lots of time with her
Bobbles, Bob and Bobby to his friends. Bobbles is only young we think about 12 months. He is very playfull, loves his toys but also is happy to have cuddles. This young man is now ready to go to his new home where I am sure everyone will enjoy his company. His foster mum says the person that adopts Bobbles will be very lucky because he certainly brightens up her day
Jack Black is approx 5 years old. He is currently in a foster home and this is what he foster mum has to say about him. Jack is a loving and friendly cat who loves to snuggle up to you and play. He is a little shy at first but gets on with everyone he meets. He is great with other cats and enjoys being brushed. Sadly Jacks old owner passed away
The little boy has been reserved and his mum, sister and brothers have now gone to their new homes.
Beauty and her kittens are now ready to find their forever families. Beauty came to the branch, along with her brand new babies to be cared for in one of our volunteer fosterer’s own home.
All four kittens will make beautiful Tabby kitties when they are older, three are going to be semi long haired and they are Sophia, Sebastian and Barney, while little Bertie is a Domestic Short Haired boy.
All animals here have found loving new homes thanks to our dedicated, hard working volunteers, the donations from the generous public and of course the thousands of people who have adopted an animal. On behalf of all the animals in loving forever homes, thank you!
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