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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Lost – Maine Coon

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Lost Blue Tabby and White Maine Coon in the Broadbottom area of Tameside.   Last seen Tuesday 24th March 2015.  He is chipped and weighs 18 lbs so as you can guess an unusually large kitty. He has a fluffy coat and Lynx like ear tufts. Please contact the branch if you have any information.

Jeff – one of the 11 update

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jeffoneofthe112 Jeff’s family emailed some photos of their little boy.  Here’s what they said:

Just wanted to show you how Jeff is doing! He has settled in really well. He’s growing so quickly and we’ve been on a few walks now, he’s a little shy around strangers but very cheeky at home!

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missycollier7 Missy is a young female collie.   She is a typical Collie who will need to go for nice long walks.   We also think she will be a good fly ball or agility dog.   We will not rehome her with young children as she can be a little timid.   Missy also need an experienced Collie owner


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pepperxbrd8 Pepper is a 6 year old female crossbreed.   This lovely young lady enjoys her walks and being with people, but is also very good with other dogs.

Lulu – Reserved

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luluyorkie1 Lulu is approx 1 year old she has come into our care from the Animal Hospital.   She is a very loving young lady but seems to have so far not experienced much of life so is a little timid.

Alfie – one of the 11 update

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alfiepupof11-rehomed Alfie sent us an email with the help of his human kennel mates:

Hi, my name is Alf (Animal Life Form as the older pup calls me), or Alfie.

Met my new pack last week, which was great fun. When we got to the new kennel the two older pups took me into the garden, wow, what a lot of sniffs in there.

That night I was going to sleep in a basket next to the older pups bed, the Kennel was a bit hot though and it was cooler in the bathroom on the tiles, luckily someone found a great smelling jumper for me to lie on.

Next morning we went back out to the sniff space, much, much to my relief. Then the older pups went off to school, which gave me time to rest a little.  Gosh, they have some energy.

The sniff space is a great place, although it was a bit of a shock to find the drinking bowl was deep enough to swim in, one relief was they aren’t any piranhas and it’s easy to get out of (which was good because one of the big ones was too busy laughing to help get me out).

Just one thing left to do and that is talk to the big ones about puppy food, it’s embarrassing having to pretend to go to sleep to pass that type of flatulence.

Things are great, but what is good? I’ve a lifetime to train them.

Love Alfie.

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Madison one of the 11 update

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madisonrehomed2 Madison’s family recently sent us some news and lovely photos of their little girl and her doggy cousin Ruby:

A big thank you to Gail, Paul and all the wonderful volunteers you do a fabulous job! As you can see my baby Madison has made herself at home from day one! Everyone that meets her loves her. She has a special best friend in Ruby my brother’s RSPCA big puppy, they love to play and have sleepovers.

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clarence1 Clarence is 6 years old.   For those of you of a certain age will remember Clarence the cross eyed Lion.   Clarence is sometimes cross eyed but it does not stop him from doing anything.   This young man has always lived as an outside dog which is not what we are looking for him now.   We have found him to be perfectly clean in his kennel and we think that it is now time he found a lovely fire to curl up in front of.   He does not react to other dogs when they bark at him and just loves being with people.

Dennis – Reserved

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dennisstaffy2 Dennis is a 5 year old staffy cross.   This very beautiful young man is good on the lead, good with other dogs and just adores his cuddles.   We are all very much in love with this young man, we cannot find fault with him.

Dennis is now in a foster home where his foster mum says he is being a really good boy, she cannot understand why no one has shown an interest in him.


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tibsywilmslow2 Tibsy is estimated to be about 7 or 8 years of age.  He gets on well with other dogs but needs a gentle introduction to new people.   We have found that Tibsy does seem to prefer men.

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Hermione and François

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Hermione and François are looking for a new home together.

Hermione is an 8 year old, long haired, tabby and white girl, who lives with her brother François who is dark brown and black.  They have come to the branch following their owner’s sad death.  Both little cats are extremely friendly and their adopters need to be prepared to groom them occasionally to keep their beautiful coats in tip top condition.

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sammywilmslow2 Sammy is a 6 year old female crossbreed.   This lovely girl loves to be with people, and is good with other dogs.   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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Freddie – Reserved

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freddiejrt5 Freddie is a 9 year old Jack Russell who has come into our care from another rescue.   This older gentleman is currently in a foster home where he is behaving the way a gentleman should.   Freddie loves to be sat with you. I am sure if he could talk he would ask if he could share your cup of tea and a biscuit.

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lucyjrt5 Lucy is about 4 years old  and is a Jack Russell cross.   This young lady came into our care from another rescue.   She is currently in a foster home, but her new home will need someone who knows the Jack Russell temperament, as she sometimes likes her own way.   We would not rehome Lucy with small children due to her temperament

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beauoldcross2 Beau is approximately eight years old.   This middle aged young man will make a lovely companion for someone.   He gets on well with both humans and other dogs.  He is currently in a foster home where he lives with another dog and a cat.   He is house trained travels well in the car and loves to play ball


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zaccross3 Zac is a 1 year old crossbreed.   He came into our care slightly under weight but is now doing really well.   He is currently in a foster home where they cannot believe just what a really good dog he is.   He knows quite a few commands, is house trained and currently lives with another dog.   This young man has certainly started to shine, his pictures do not do him justice.

Suki – Reserved

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sukiboxer10 Suki is a Boxer cross approx 6 years old.   She is a lovely young lady who is currently in a foster home, and this is what they have to say about her.

“Suki is a really amazing dog.   She is gentle, obedient, house trained and so loving.   Whoever takes her home will be so lucky”.  

They don’t think she has a bad bone in her body, and all who meet her just love her.  Suki is a model dog in the home she never puts a foot wrong just wants to please.

Suki has had to be in kennels over the Christmas and New Year period and is quite unhappy there.  She would love a new home and family for 2015

We are looking for an adult only home for Suki

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Maggie with her new family

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maggiepuppyrehomed3 Maggie’s new family recently sent us some news.  “We adopted Maggie from you last week and thought you’d like to see some pictures of how she’s settling in with us at home. She’s loving being with us and is spoilt rotten! Starting puppy classes next week and then agility fun classes with my little girl so she’s going to be an even lovelier and cleverer little lady than she already is.”

Max – 11 years old

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maxdavid_0 Max is an eleven year old Black and White Staffy, who due to his owners’ change in circumstances we have been asked to find a retirement home for him.   Max has been looking for a new home since July 2014.  He has been neutered  and is fully vaccinated.  He is a lovely dog, very loving and affectionate and he has been around children since was puppy.

He like lots of attention and plenty of walks.  He is fun to be around.  He may be older in years but not in himself.

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André – 10 yr old Bengal

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andrebengal André is a Brown spotted Bengal male who has been a stray for a number of months and has lived quite happily with his finder who has taken him to a local vet to be neutered.  Fortunately their veterinary surgeon scanned him and found him to not only be neutered and but microchipped. His previous owners were contacted but didn’t want him back as he had belonged to their son who has passed away.

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