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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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.”
Ted is a 2 year old Sproodle which is a Springer Spaniel cross Poodle, this is a very energetic mix. Ted, when he gets up to full fitness, will walk for miles each day and will need it. Ted will also need regular grooming and the occasional visit to his doggy hairdresser.
Ted currently has a few commands but does have selective deafness, so will benefit from going to training classes. He is a lively young man who needs an active family who are prepared to spend sometime with him to make him into a gentleman. We would not rehome him with small children just due to the fact he will knock little ones over
Belle is a 4 year old Staffordshire Bull cross. This young lady is very affectionate, she wants to be with you all the time. We do not think she has had the best start in life, so now it is time for her to start to live because she certainly deserves it. Belle walks well on the lead is very clean in her kennel so that would indicate she is house trained. Belle has now been with us a few weeks and we have found her to be very loving she is now struggling a little bit in kennels so we are looking for someone to either adopt her or foster her
A good guide – RSPCA – Learning to be left alone
Tia is a 1 year old Jack Russell cross. Tia has been passed around in her short life so now needs a stable home. She has had very little training but does seem house trained, and does need a home with no children and someone with terrier experience. Tia has the typical terrier attitude but this lovely young lady has not had a good start so now needs to learn that she can relax and enjoy her life
A good guide – RSPCA – Learning to be left alone
Buddy is an adult Tabby boy who has sadly lost his leg due to an accident. He is learning to live life to the full as a tripod but is still quite grumpy. We are looking for a quiet, adult home where he will be given time to regain his trust in people.
He is in the care of Stockport Branch and can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery
This lovely, grey and orange, 2 year old kitty is missing from her home in the Ridge Hill area of Stalybridge. If anyone has seen her please inform the branch and we will send your contact phone number to her very worried family.
Zac is a 2 year old German Shepherd cross. This young man has not had a good start to his life. Unfortunately his leg was broken when he went into the Animal Hospital and was very under weight, his owners did not come back for him.
So, Zac now needs a new home where someone is prepared to give his leg time to heal. He is currently in a foster home where he is getting lots of TLC and has started to put on some weight.
They say “Despite his background, Zac is perfectly house trained and such a loving young dog, who is learning what it is like to be a puppy. He already knows several commands and is a pleasure to have as a house guest. He still has a few things that need working on but don’t we all
A good guide – RSPCA – Learning to be left alone
Diesel, who is only about 2-3 years of age, has been in kennels quite a long time and his branch have asked us to advertise him in the hope that some of our visitors would like to meet him with a view to offering him a loving, forever home.
Here is what Diesel would say if he could speak:
“Hi, my name is Diesel and I was the hero dog for the Big Walkies, raising nearly £800 from all my fans! I am a gorgeous SBT X. I am very friendly and love playing with my squeaky toys! I love attention and learning new tricks like giving high fives! I will need experienced owners of bull breeds as I am an energetic boy and can be a little boisterous but I am incredibly intelligent and eager to learn and please. I may be ok to live with another dog subject to a meet and greet, but would be better in a home with no cats and older children. Please come and see me and give me the loving home I deserve!”
Diesel is currently in the care of RSPCA Leeds and Wakefield branch.
Jessie, who is only about 2 years old, has been in the care of another RSPCA for quite a while now, and we have been asked to help find her a loving family home.
This is what Jessie would say if she could tell you her hopes for the future.
Hi, it’s Jessie here! My hope for the future is to find my very own forever family soon.
I’m told that I’m a gorgeous girl by my human friends here at Leeds and Wakefield branch and they think I might be a Malinois X. Despite the fact I’m no longer a puppy I love to play and enjoy a really good run around.
As a working breed I need to keep my mind active and focused so I’m looking for experienced owners who can continue with my ongoing training. I am a bit of a diva who would want you all to myself so I need to be the only pet and an adult only home please (or grown up children)!
Jessie is in the care of RSPCA Leeds and Wakefield branch
Arthur is a 19 weeks old English Bull Terrier cross. This young man is still only a puppy so is still learning his commands but is doing really well at picking them up.
He is currently in a foster home where he is enjoying getting into mischief. Arthur does need a family where he is not left for too many hours, he is still learning so needs someone there to show him what to do. Also we would not rehome him with young children just simply because he is still a puppy and those nails can be sharp.
Please remember our little black cats - if you are thinking of adopting a cat or kitten please don’t overlook our little black and white or all black girls and boys. Of all the cat colours they are famous for being the most affectionate and loving.
Winston came to the Stockport branch to find a caring new home. He is a very timid young boy who is looking for that special family who will give him time to grow in confidence and become the loving cat he was always meant to be.
Winston can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery
Jangle is approximately 2 years of age and has come to the branch to find a new home as her family no longer wanted her. She is a domestic short haired, black cat who would really love to find her forever family.
She can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery
Mr Moon and Poppy Moon came into branch care as their owner had a new baby.
They are 5 years old and lovely, friendly little cats. They will be happy to go to live with a new family together or to become much loved only cats where they will each have lots of attention.
They can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery
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.
If you could offer little Kat a caring family life she can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery
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.
If you could offer them a caring family life they can be seen from Friday 16th at Bowler’s Cattery
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.
Holly – Reserved
Comet – Rehomed
Holly and Sparkle are brother and sister 8 week old kittens. They are lovely, friendly, full of fun babies who are looking for a caring new home together or separately.
There should be someone at home most of the time as they are still very young and will need feeding frequently and rescuing from time to time if they get into difficulties because of their inquisitiveness.
If you could offer them a caring family life they can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery
Pudding has been an excellent mum to her kittens even though she’s still such a young cat and is estimated to be 12 – 18 months of age. She is now ready to find a new home of her own.
She can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery
Beautiful little Mistletoe, is a very shy 3 year old cat who is in the care of the Stockport Branch of the RSPCA. She has not had a very good time in the past and is looking for a special person or family who will have lots of patience and kindness so that she can learn to trust people again.
If you would like to meet Mistletoe she can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery
Santa is a loving, 2 year old, black and white kitty who has had a rough time fending for himself and being attacked by other strays. He had a large abscess on his ear which is healing well and he is longing for that special family to come to meet him and offer him a caring new home.
Santa is in the care of the Stockport branch of the RSPCA and can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery
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 Tiny (black and white) and Kitty (white and black) and are still looking for caring families of their own. They are now 3 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.