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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Holly and her little “reindeers”

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Holly has been an excellent mum to her 4 kittens who are now 9 weeks old.  They will be ready to live with their new families at the end of this coming week and can be reserved now pending a pre adoption home visit.  We are hoping that people will be able to adopt two kittens each and that someone will offer a home to Holly who is not much more than a kitten herself, approximately 12 – 18 months of age.  Please ring or text the branch to make an appointment to visit on 07954122481 or send us an email to: [email protected]

We are looking for homes where someone is around most of the time for the kittens as they are still only babies, needing feeding 4 times a day and preventing from finding themselves in difficulties such as climbing to the top of curtains or being trapped behind the furniture.

Holly will be happy to settle into her new family’s way of life being quite content to laze away her days while her family are at work or school.















Scrap and Scuff

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Scruff We recently had several kittens brought into branch care who were found to be infected with Giardiasis (Parasitic Diarrhea).  Thanks to the excellent nursing care they received they have overcome this awful disease.  Many have now found their forever families but Scrap and Tinker and are still looking for caring families of their own.  They are now 4 months of age.



If you would like to meet them with a view to adoption please ring Elaine on 07764514095  for further information and to arrange a convenient time.

Fudge in his new home

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fudge-in-his-new-home Fudge’s adopters sent us news of how well he’s doing in his new home.

“Just a quick email to let you know Fudge is settling in well. He’s well loved, cuddled and spoilt!! We adore him!! He had his second vaccination at Salford on Monday and is settling into crate training at night. We are working on toilet training and it’s still hit and miss… But know he’s only a puppy and it’s early days!!  He has taken to a collar and lead well. My boys are made up with him!!

Thank you, thank you… And Thank you!!!”


Kittens and Adult cats

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We have several mums and kittens in foster at the moment who are looking for new families now and in about 3 weeks’ time and after Christmas.

Please text or ring Elaine next week (ie  after 28the November) on 07764514095 for up to date information and to arrange to meet those in foster or for the best time to view them at Bowler’s Cattery.


Peg – Reserved

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peglurcher3 Peg is a 5 month old, small lurcher.  She is smooth haired, with a very dark brown almost black shiny coat with white toes and feet.  She came to the branch via one of our inspectors and is currently living in a foster home with another dog.  She is very people friendly, and is ok with other dogs as long as they are polite.

She walks well on her lead and is beginning to remember her house training.

We are looking for an adult only home or one with children over 8 years of age for Peg.

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Dimple – now Milo

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dimplemilorehomed Milo recently had his photo taken to show everyone just how he’s growing into a lovely young man.  He is enjoying life in his new home and would like to thank everyone for all their help in finding him such a wonderful family.

Missing cat Effy

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effy-lost-cat Effy is missing from her home on the Tintwistle/Hollingworth border. If you see her please let us know.

Marley – Reserved

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marleynewgate2 Marley in an 18 month old Labrador cross.  Marley knows a few commands is very loving but still needs some training.   He came in with Ford and Harris but we feel that Marley now needs a home on his own to be able to grow.   He is neutered, microchipped and vaccinated
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Harris – Reserved

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harrisnewgate Harris is a 10 month old Crossbreed he came into our care with Ford his brother.   Harris needs to go as an only dog because he loves human company and it is now time for him to have lots of TLC.

Please remember that these little dogs have not had much training and will need patience in their new surroundings.

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Puppies – Barley, Fudge, Bramble, Berry & Mouse (all Rehomed)

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barley-and-fudge We have 8 week old puppies who will be ready to go to their new homes very soon.  They are crossbreeds but could have some labrador and collie in their make up, so will probably medium sized when they grow up.

Barley and Fudge are the light tan little boys and are still looking for their forever families.

As they are still babies we are looking for home where there is someone at home most of the time and an adult only family or one with children over 5 years of age as they will need to be house trained and like all puppies have sharp teeth and claws.

If you think that one of these puppies is for you, and you could give him or her the forever home s/he deserves, find out more here


Sonny – Rehomed

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sonnycross1 Sonny is approximately 3 years old and is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross.   He walks nicely on his lead, is good with other dogs and enjoys a cuddle.   He was initially a little scared in kennels but is coming out of his shell and has been found to love to play ball and is good at bringing his ball back so he can run after it again.

We are looking for a home with or without children over 8 years of age.


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giggsjrt5 Giggs is a 6 year old Jack Russell rough coated.  This young man is a typical Jack Russell full of spirit and knows his own mind.   We would not rehome Giggs with children under 14 due to his lack of training.   He needs an owner who knows and understands the breed.   Giggs has now been with us a few weeks and we are seeing a lovely personality coming out.   He loves going for a walk and his food.  He knows a few commands and comes when shouted

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Ford – Reserved

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fordnewgate1 Ford is a 10 month old small crossbreed.

This young man came in with a few other dogs but we feel he needs to be an only dog so he can have a bit of TLC, he loves human company.

Please remember that these little dogs have not had much training and will need patience in their new surroundings.

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Kat – Rehomed

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kat-kitty This is Kat who gave birth to several kittens under some decking.  She has now fully recovered from her mothering duties, has been neutered and vaccinated and is only thought to be 18 months old.

Kat loves to be stroked but doesn’t like other cats so she would like a forever family all to herself please.

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paddyangela1 Paddy is an older American Bulldog,  who is neutered and up to date with vaccinations. He is a plodder and a gentle boy who is looking for a retirement home. He is good with people and kids although we would not rehome him with young children as we think he is too old for young children due to his size.

Kids over 8 yrs old will be ok. He has played with a friend’s female dogs and he has not reacted to any dog while out. In fact at the vets no matter how other dogs carried on he just ignored them. He has been introduced him to various dogs on the street but he just sniffs them. He is 8/9 yrs old. He does not pull on the lead and walks perfect, just a plodder. He is in foster at present. He is adorable.

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Penny – Reserved

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pennyx2 Penny is a female 1 year old small crossbreed.   Penny has not had the best start in life so was very nervous when she first came into us.   She can be slightly wary of men.   Penny is currently in a foster home where she is coming on in leaps and bounds, this young lady is house trained good with other dogs and does know a few commands.   She is looking for a family where she has company for quite a lot of the day with no children under ten because it does take her a little while to come round to people and would not be able to cope with small children coming and going

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Emma – Rehomed

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emmakitty Emma is a two year old, dark tortoiseshell cat who has recently been returned to the branch due to a child’s allergy.

She is a lovely friendly little girl who likes her cuddles and treats.  Emma would love a forever new family to call her own.

Scrap, Cheeky, Tinker and Scruff – all rehomed

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scrapkitten We recently had several kittens brought into branch care who were found to be infected with Giardiasis (Parasitic Diarrhea).  Thanks to the excellent nursing care they received these four have overcome this awful disease and are now looking for caring families of their own.  They are now 3 months of age and will need some more TLC but are fortunately clear of any infection and will soon grow into loving adult cats.

Scrap (white and black), Cheeky (black and white), Tinker and Scruff (black)

If you would like to meet them with a view to adoption please ring Elaine on 07764514095  for further information and to arrange a convenient time.

Izzy – Rehomed

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izzynewgate2 Izzy is a 3 year old Jack Russell.   She is a typical Jack Russell has plenty to say.  Izzy loves cuddles, she is neutered, microchipped and vaccinated

Millie the Heroine

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milliethehero Millie who was adopted earlier this year and is a much loved member of her new family.

One of her adopters uses a disability scooter and Millie often enjoys going for a ride when she gets tired or bored of walking alongside and recently she scared off a thief who tried to take her owner’s handbag….

what a little heroine!