The branch urgently needs a local person/people who are able to foster 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 who is far too young to stay in kennels while he/she awaits a new home. Sometimes a puppy 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 to find foster care for.
If we don’t have foster spaces we are unable to take in really young puppies in need because they cannot go into kennels, 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 puppy or adult dog 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 or adult dog, if you would like to help and want to know more please get in touch as a matter of urgency.
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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.
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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We have an Amazon wish list containing all the items we (ideally) need which can be viewed here: www.amazon.co.uk – 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.
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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.”
A PhD student from the Moulton College in Northamptonshire has asked if RSPCA establishments and branches can promote their Britain’s Big Bunny Study. It’s aiming to capture data from the public about the reason rabbits and other pets are given up. Below is a direct link to the survey
Hope you can help by spreading the word.
Larry is a wonderful example of how even the most timid of cats who has been so cruelly treated or neglected can blossom in the care of a loving and gentle family.
Larry came into the branch as the most timid of cats and when he first went to live with his new family he hid in a wardrobe for over 3 weeks. He was left to come round at his own pace and is now the most friendly and vocal little cat who just loves to sit on a knee and have lots of cuddles.
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. See them here
Easter and Egg are fluffy kittens who are looking for a home together as they are devoted to each other. They will be ready to go to live with their new family at the end of the month but can be reserved now.
At the moment they are quite shy as Fluffy their mum, will not let them out of her sight. So they will need lots of attention and playing with. Luckily they do enjoy rolling a ball round and chasing a feather on the wands you can buy. They will need someone at home most of the time so that they don’t get into dangerous situations such as being stuck at the top of a curtain unable to get down without help, or getting shut into a cupboard etc.
If you can offer this pretty pair a loving new home please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Fluffy is a very pretty, fluffy, female cat who came to the branch heavily, pregnant after being found wandering. She has since had her litter of 2 kittens, following an emergency cesarean for one of them who simply refused to come into the world. Despite this trauma she has been a brilliant mum. Fluffy is semi long-haired, so will need help with her grooming and as she really dislikes other cats since rearing her kittens we are looking for a family where she will be an only much loved little girl.
Her fosterer has said that if you want a kitty to cuddle then Fluffy is definitely the one to choose! She will be ready to go to her new home at the end of April but can be reserved now.
Bertie is a true gentleman cat, with his shiny ebony coat and loving ways. He has come to us to find a new family from another branch of the RSPCA. His dream is to find that special person to call his very own after being in care for over 12 months.
Mabel is a very pretty, Tortoiseshell kitty who has come to us in the hope of finding a new home from another branch of the RSPCA. She has been in their cattery for over 12 months and would love a home in the North West. She has heard how friendly Manchester people are and is hoping that she will soon get used to the accent and will find her forever family soon.
Buzz Lightyear is an very lively, adult cat who loves buzzing around. He has come to RSPCA Tameside and Glossop branch from another branch of the RSPCA as they have been overwhelmed by the sheer number of cats coming into their care at the moment even though the unwanted kitten season hasn’t even started yet!
Buzz is extremely friendly and would love a forever home of his own, after being in care for over 12 months.
Blossom is a lovely adult, female Mackerel Tabby cat who has come to the branch from another branch of the RSPCA as they are unable to manage the overwhelming number of cats coming into care from their area. Blossom has been in their cattery for 12 months and has been neutered, vaccinated, treated against fleas, wormed and blood tested as are all RSPCA cats.
Benny is a very handsome, 9 month old, blue and white Staffordshire Bull Terrier who came to the branch from the Greater Manchester Animal Hospital. His owners claimed that because he had been run on with his litter mates and subsequently they had begun to fight which resulted in his legs bearing some scars. Benny likes people but can be a little nervous of men and some other dogs and will bark at them but is not aggressive in any way.
He needs an experienced bull breed owning family without or with older children, over 10 years of age and one where he will be an only dog.
Buster, at only 11 months of age is looking for a new forever family. He is a lovely Tan and White lurcher (Saluki x greyhound x … you guess!). Buster came to the branch due to a family breakup and with no one to care for him during the day neighbours were complaining that he was crying simply because he was missing everyone too much.
As a result we are looking for a family home for Buster where he won’t be left for too long on a regular basis and one with children over 7 years of age as he is still a puppy and a large bouncy one who could easily knock a younger child over.
Flo and Sox’s adopters recently sent photos of them in their new home. Their family say they have settled in really well.
Missy is a very pretty 2 year old female cat with a Mackerel Tabby and White coat. She came to the branch because her owners no longer wanted her as they say she kept having kittens. Missy came in with her own kitten who is probably 7\8 weeks of age but her owners said they couldn’t remember as she’d had so many litters. Missy will not be able to live with any other cats as she is very obsessed with food and guards it at the first chance she gets. Missy is booked in for neutering and will be ready to go to her new home in a few weeks time but can be reserved now.
Garfield is a male, Mackerel Tabby cat who has come to the branch from the Greater Manchester Animal Hospital. His photo doesn’t really do him justice as he’s really a very chunky, happy go lucky boy who is around 6/7 years old. He certainly does not act like an older cat with his playful ways and he is looking for someone to give him a loving home where he can be loved and cared for.
Shirley is a spotted Tabby and white, adult cat who has come to the branch as her original owners no longer wanted her and asked us to rehome her. She is not suitable to be rehomed with other cats or children as she is very nervous she will need a quiet home where she can be given time to settle down.
Charlie is a 2 year old male cat who has come to the branch from the Greater Manchester Animal Hospital. He is very handsome with his Tuxedo, black and white coat, with his white shirt front, gloves and spats and his very smart black dinner jacket. Charlie is a friendly cat who would love someone to give him a new permanent home.
Lilli is a crossbreed who is now about 8 months old as she came into our care in January this year. We think she is going to grow up to be a larger medium adult. She is currently in a foster home learning the rules, they say she is a lovely dog who has fitted so well into their family life and is doing really well. She loves other dogs is now house trained and learns very quickly. She also loves …. Continue reading
Freya is a smooth haired crossbreed who came to the branch to find a new family from a North West Pound, where, at just 8 months of age she was about to be put to sleep as her family didn’t claim her. She has a lovely nature but is still quite unsure about new things and will benefit greatly from attending training classes, although she walks well on the lead. Freya is about labrador size and will make a great family dog. We are looking for a family with or without children over 8 years of age simply due to her size and bouncy puppy nature.
Freya has now lived with a foster family for over a week and they cannot believe just how well behaved she is. She is even good with their two cats.
Sparky is a 3 year old crossbreed who has been looking for his new family since December. We have been told he is a Weimaraner/German Shepherd/Collie. Sparky is a lovely boy but because of his owners change in circumstances he has not been getting out like he should do so loves to see people. He has lived with older children and is quite strong on the lead. He is also good with larger dogs but can get a little distressed around smaller dogs. Sparky would suit an active family who are looking for a larger four legged friend. He is neutered, vaccinated and chipped.
Boysie is a 5 year old crossbreed. This lovely boy has come into our care through no fault of his own. He loves people has grown up with children and is good with other dogs. His only fault he does pull on the lead. He is looking for a family that wants to take him on long walks and then a cuddle.
For further information on Boysie please ring 01625 520693