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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Wonky – needs a very special family

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wonkykitten Wonky is an 8 week old, male kitten who has come to the branch after he and his mum and sisters were found living in a house full of rubbish.  They have done really well but Wonky is very special.  When Wonky was taken to his foster family at 10 days old we realised he had a Wonky leg and tail.  His leg has straightened out a lot as you can see and it doesn’t stop him from climbing, playing and being a happy little kitten.  We think as he grows up his leg will improve but, if not we will provide the necessary treatment which could mean his leg will need to be amputated if it causes him any problems.

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jemimacatfornat Jemima is a 1 to 2 year old cat who has come to the branch from the Greater Manchester Animal Hospital with her kittens.  She is an extremely friendly and funny cat and if her foster carer puts anything plastic down she will grab it and run away and take to the kittens for them to play with it.

Jemima will need to learn some table manners as she will happily take food from your plate. She only has one fault and that is she hates other cats so much that the fosterer’s cats have left home to live with a neighbour until she goes up to the cattery.  Therefore Jemima will definately need a no cat home.

She will make a fun and loving companion for any family.

Teddy and Barney

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teddykitten Teddy (female) and Barney (male) are 8 week old, long haired, all black kittens.  They came to the branch as their owner no longer wanted them.  They will need regular grooming to keep their long coats in good condition.  The can be rehomed together or singly.




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honeybishon2 Honey is an 8 month old Bichon Frise.   She has come into our care due to her owner being very ill.   She is currently living in a foster home where she is being a really good girl.   Honey walks well on the lead and so long as another dog does not jump on her she is quite happy to say hello.

We are looking for an only dog home for Honey as she really needs to have her family all to herself.


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ella-jrt Ella is a Jack Russell Terrier who came into branch care due to her owner’s ill-health.

She is a very lively, little, 18 month old, who is good with other dogs and children she has met.  She hasn’t lived with very young children so we are looking for a family with children over 5, simply because she is a typical excitable little terrier.  She will need a family where there is someone at home most days as she still needs to learn the house rules etc. and where she will be the only dog.

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Kittens – Pickle, Tiger and Monkey

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Pickle, Tiger and Monkey are kittens who have come to the branch after being abandoned by their owners.  They are 8 weeks old and will all be neutered, vaccinated and chipped before going to their new homes.


A kitten called Tiny

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tinykitten Tiny is an 8 week old female kitten who came to the branch after being abandoned and rescued by our inspectors.

She has now been checked over by the vets and given a clean bill of health.  Tiny will be neutered, vaccinated and chipped in next few weeks, and can be reserved now.

Fundraising Dog Walk – Tintwistle

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dog-walk-poster  Join our Fundraising Dog Walk, enjoy the beautiful Tintwistle countryside and have fun.

This will be a group walk with everyone setting off at the same time from the Arnfield Fly Fishery cafe, but if your dog is happier with a bit of space the start can be staggered.  There is a shortened route for those dogs and people who would like a more sedate stroll.

There will be prizes awarded along the way, and a rosette for every family completing their walk.

Maps and Doggy poo bags will be available at the start of the walk if needed.

Donations are greatly appreciated and you can simply drop a little cash in the collecting cans at the start or end of your walk or if you would like a sponsor form we can either post one out to you, just send us an email, our you can download one here

The cafe serves food and refreshments and dogs are welcome at the tables on the decking overlooking the reservoir (who needs the seaside?) and the conservatory if the weather is is inclement.





Woody – Reserved

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woodyjrtxchi2 Woody is a male six month old Jack Russell cross Chihuahua.

He came into our care due there being too many dogs in one home.   Woody is currently in a foster home with another dog and a cat.   His foster mum and dad say what a lovely dog he is does seem to be house trained

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Pip – Reserved

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pipjrtxchi2 Pip is a male six month old Chihuahua cross Jack Russell.   This young man has come into our care due to there being too many dogs in one home.   He is currently living in a foster home with another dog and a cat.

His foster mum and dad have said how lovely he is and does seem house trained.

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Sox – a smiley staffie

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soxstaffie2 Sox is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier who is approximately 6 years old.   He is a lovely, smiley Staffy who just wants to be your friend.

Sox is a really nice dog who enjoys being with people and is also good with other dogs when out on a walk.  He travels well in a car and although he does pull a little on his lead when you first take him out for his walk after a few minutes of excitement he will begin to walk very nicely by your side

First posted 1.7.15


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sammywilmslow2 Sammy is a 6 year old female crossbreed and has been looking for her new family since Christmas 2014.   Poor Sammy is getting very despondent in kennels and would love a family to take home so that she can enjoy the summer and look forward to a family Christmas this year.

This lovely girl loves to be with people, and is good with other dogs on a walk but needs a home where she is an only dog.   She is a very happy dog who is always wagging her tail and just loves her belly tickling when saying hello.

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Bruno – Reserved

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brunostaffy6 Bruno is a 2 year old crossbreed.   This young man has lived with another dog and cats.   Bruno is good on the lead and is quite happy to walk out with other dogs.  Bruno sits nicely for a biscuit and when you ask to heel he will do, but sometimes he does have selective deafness so does need his training carrying on

First posted: 01.08.15

George – Reserved

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georgemastiffx2 George is a 4 year old adult crossbreed who is the size of a Labrador, but of heavier build.  Our dog walkers say that he’s a perfect gentleman who walks well on his lead and has met children and other dogs on his walks and is fine with everyone.  But we do feel that George would be better as an only dog because when off lead with another dog he does get silly and has no manners.


Here he is enjoying an ice cream on his sunny Sunday walk.

More details about George to follow but we wanted to get this very handsome dog on the site as soon as his photos arrived.

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Winter Masquerade Ball 12th December 15

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A great Christmas evening for you, your partner, your family, your friends and work colleagues.  Miss out on the draughty venue, the overcrowded table, have fun, dance the night away and support your local RSPCA.

For tickets and menu choices ring or text Angela on 07940872776


Little cat lost from Mossley Road

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missingcatmossleyroad This little black and white cat has been missing from home on Mossley Road, Ashton under Lyne, since 8th August 2015.   If you have any information good or bad please contact the branch


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saltcat Salt is a young ginger female cat who has come to our branch from the RSPCA’s Animal Hospital in Salford after being handed over to our inspectors as a stray.  She is very cute and full of fun and loves nothing more than to play with a ball and anything she can find in her pen.  She is now neutered, vaccinated, micro-chipped and treated against fleas and worms.


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sugarcat Sugar is a young adult ginger tabby female who has come to the Stockport branch of the RSPCA after being found by our inspectors.  She is extremely curious and loves attention.

Sugar would love someone to give her the chance of a home.  She has been neutered, as you can see the scar on her side, vaccinated, micro-chipped treated against fleas and worms.


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patch-stockport-cat Patch is a black and white cat who has come to the Stockport branch from the Greater Manchester Animal Hospital.  She is extremely friendly and loves attention.

Patch is waiting patiently for someone to come along and offer her a home.

Oreo – Reserved

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oreocat Oreo, who is no longer poor Oreo has been reserved.  He is a 12 week old kitten who came to the branch from a private vet with her mum when she was 4 weeks old.  Mum was sadly put to sleep as she had too many injuries from a road traffic accident and couldn’t be treated.

Oreo has been at the cattery for a number of weeks and having had approximately 8 weeks of intensive treatment for sore ears.  The staff at the cattery have worked extremely hard to get these sorted as it has been quite a battle but finally her ears are improving now.  Once we have been given the all clear by the vet she will be neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped.

Oreo is going to need a special home where she can live indoors and where her adopter will be able to keep a check on her ears.  Even after all her treatment she is still an extremely friendly little girl who just wants cuddles.

If you could give little Oreo a loving indoor home please don’t hesitate to contact the branch.

First posted 17.8.15