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: 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 – 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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The Grand Vintage Christmas Ball

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Does your company have Christmas Get Together to thank your staff for all their hard work?  Do you and your partner and friends love to dress up and go out before Christmas or any time of year?  Why not come along to our Christmas Fundraiser – The Grand Vintage Christmas Ball?

We’d love to welcome you to what has become our biggest fundraising event which raises desperately needed money to enable the branch to continue working for animal welfare in the Tameside and Glossop area.

 

 

Dimple

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dimplepupcolliex2 Dimple is a 9 week old collie cross puppy who came to the branch to find a new home with his sisters who have both now found their forever families.

However Dimple’s prospective adoption fell through when his new family had a sudden change of unforeseen circumstances.  Luckily Dimple is in a foster home where he is learning house rules and how to live with other dogs and cats.

As he is still a puppy, with very sharp teeth and claws and will still need to learn to be clean in the house, we are looking for a family where there is someone at home most of the time and who have children over 8 years of age or an adult only home for little Dimple.

He will need plenty of training, but if you would like a fun loving little boy in your life and could give him the forever home he deserves, find out more here …. and download Your Puppy’s First Year

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Jenson (prev Billy) in his new home

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jenson-rehomed_0 Jenson, who was known as Billy when he came to the branch, has found his forever family and is doing really well.  He has been to training class and is being a lovely boy.  Here he is with his new best friend and lazing about in his new home.

Giggs

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giggs1 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

Roxie

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roxiemastiff1 Roxie is a 4 year old Mastiff cross.   This young lady is a lovely girl but can be a little nervous with new things and people.   Roxie needs a family with older children, simply because she could possibly knock little ones over and also needs people who are experienced with big dogs as Roxie is very strong on the lead.

Daisy and Dotty (reserved)

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daisydottypupcolliex Daisy and Dotty are 8 week old collie cross pups, who came to the branch to find a new home with their brother Dimple.   They are full of mischief and love playing tug of war with each other.

 

Buster

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buster Buster is a 5 month old kitten who has come to the RSPCA to find his forever family as his previous owners no longer wanted him.

Buster is totally black with a bit of white on his chest. He seems to think he is on guard as he sits up totally straight and as soon as you enter his pen he comes straight to you he has asked if he can have a nice warm lap to sit on and be cuddled.

He can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery

Coal kitten

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coalkitten3_0 Coal is a 3 month old kitten who has come to the RSPCA having been found wandering all alone.  He is a little monkey and really didn’t want his photo taken as he just wanted cuddles.

Coal is extremely friendly and purrs like a train, we think if his new family have dreamies he will be  the one to find and eat the whole pack.

He can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery

Lucy kitten

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lucykitten-a Lucy is a 3 month old, black and white little girl who has come to the RSPCA because her owners no longer wanted her because she was playing and chasing anything which moves, just the sort of things little kitten love to do.

Despite being unwanted in her previous home, little Lucy is still very friendly and would love someone to give her a permanent home.

She can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery

Oscar

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oscarkitten Oscar is a 3-4 month old kitten who was found wandering by our inspectors.  He is a bundle of fun and does everything kittens do. He is full of fun and mischief.

Oscar looks as though he could be semi long haired but we cannot guarantee this.

He can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery

 

Bungle

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bunglecat-a Bungle is a very timid 4 month old male cat who we suspect has been living outdoors for the whole time since being born. Bungle is very hissy but isn’t thought to be feral and in the right home would make a great pet.

Bungle is looking for a home with no pets or children as he is going to need to be left to settle in a quiet home. We are sure dreamies will help as all cats love these.

He can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery

Birdie

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birdie5 Birdie is a 2 year old cat who has come to the branch from the RSPCA’s Greater Manchester Animal Hospital having been found wandering.

Birdie is only a small cat and wants lots of attention and cuddles and would make a wonderful companion for a family who are looking for a little girl.

She can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery

 

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Bruce

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brucecat Bruce is a lovely 4 year old, black and white cat who came into branch care after being rescued by an RSPCA inspector.  He is a friendly boy and will make a very loving companion for his adopters.

If you could offer him a loving new home please don’t hesitate to visit him at Bowler’s Cattery

Tiger

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tigercat-a Tiger is a large, tabby and white, male cat who has come to the to the branch after being found wandering.  He is a gentle giant and has settled into the cattery very well.

He loves his head being tickled, purrs like a train and will make a great addition to any family.

He can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery

 

Sophie

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sophiecat-b Sophie is a 2 year old female cat who has come to Stockport branch after being found abandoned by her previous owners.  She is very friendly and loves her food and cuddles.

Sophie will make a lovely companion for someone who wants a cuddly cat.

She can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery

Smokey (reserved) and the bandits

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smokey-cat-2 Smokey came into branch care with her 5 kittens when they were very young.  In fact Smokey herself is not thought to be more than 12 to 16 months old and is a very petite, grey lady.

They have been really well cared for by their fosterer and are almost ready to to go to their new homes.   There are 3 black kittens and 2 who are black and white.

Please ring Elaine on 07764514095 for further information and to arrange to meet the bandits.  Smokey is also looking for a caring new home.

Rose – Rehomed

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rose-kitten Rose is a very young kitten who was found with her sister Fussia and mum Lavender recently.  One of our inspectors took them to the Animal Hospital where they were health checked and came to our branch to find a new home.

Fussia and Rose are hoping for a home together with their new forever family.

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Fussia – Rehomed

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fussia-kitten3 Fussia is a very young kitten who was found with her sister Rose and mum Lavender recently.  One of our inspectors took them to the Animal Hospital where they were health checked and came to our branch to find a new home.

Fussia and Rose are hoping for a home together with their new forever family.

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Lavender – Rehomed

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lavender-kitty3 Lavender is mum to two kittens and came into branch care when they were rescued by one of our inspectors.

The two little kittens would love a home together and Lavender will be overjoyed to live in a caring family home for perhaps the first time in her young life.  She is thought to be just 12 – 18 months of age.

Felix – Rehomed

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felixcat Felix came to the branch to find a new home recently.  He is a typical black and white cat who just loves people and we are looking for a home for this little boy as a house cat.  Although, he may be able to go out in the future once he’s got to know where he lives.

So, if you live in a flat, apartment, or near a busy road and would love a little cat to share your home Felix may be the one for you.

Felix can be seen by arrangement at the RSPCA’s Rehoming Centre in Pets At Home

First posted 15/6/16