Adult Dog or Puppy Fosterers Urgently Needed

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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 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.

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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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tia3 Tia who is a lovely 3 year old GSD cross Labrador, came to the branch to find a new home due to a change in her family’s circumstances.   She was suffering from a neglected flea allergy which caused her to lose quite a lot of her hair.  However with ongoing treatment against fleas and an allergy free diet we feel she will soon regrow her coat and become the beautiful girl she is meant to be.

Tia gets on well with people and other dogs alike but will need some extra lead training and as she is keen to please everyone this shouldn’t be difficult.  In fact we feel that she has the potential to be a star pupil of any dog training class.

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Missing Cat Bailey

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missingcatbailey2-jan-15 Bailey went missing from his home in the Old Meadow Drive/Sandbrook Way area near the Shepley Estate/Cemetery Road in Denton, Manchester.   If you have any information or have seen him please contact his worried family on 07736360603

Lucy cat is missing

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missing-cat-lucy-2015 Lucy is 15 years old and has been missing from 10th January 2015.  She went missing from the Newton area of Hyde and was wearing a sliver flea collar.  If you have any information or have seen Lucy, please contact her worried family on 07881023275.


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freddiejrt1 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.

Betty – Rehomed

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Betty Betty is a 5 months old female cat who has come to the branch after her owners were evicted from their flat due to it being dirty and flea infested. She is used to living with her sister and brother and is now living in a caring foster home with another little cat.  As she is really scared at the moment she is spending her time in a crate, which she sees as her “safe area”.

Betty is very gradually venturing out of her crate but will quickly run back in if she sees something new, as she thinks its a scarey world out there.  Betty will need a quiet home where her new family will give her time to become the confident and loving little cat she was meant to be.

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maisiestaff Maisie is a sad little Staffordshire Bull Terrier who came to us to find a new family from our Greater Manchester Animal Hospital. She is about 18 months old and has never been in kennels before so is finding life difficult at the moment.

Maisie is a lovely little girl, who very affectionate with people and good with the other dogs. She has been found to walk well on her lead and will make a great addition to any family.

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Archie – Rehomed

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archiemanchesterterrier1 Archie is approx 8 years old and may be a Manchester Terrier cross.   Archie came into our care from another rescue.   We have found him to be a very lovely dog who is good with other dogs, knows a few commands and is happy to have a stroke.   We would not rehome Archie with small children just due to the fact we do not have any background information on him

First posted 4.1.15

Stolen Irish Bassetts

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stolen-bassetts-2 We received the following email from a very worried family:

“Our beautiful family pet Basset Hounds were stolen from our back garden in Adare, Limerick, on December 23rd. Many pets that are stolen in Ireland end up in the UK as the chips are never registered with a UK database. Their pics are circulating around facebook so you may have have seen the posts, but I want to keep the images circulating in the hope that they surface. I’ve registered the chips with fido, petlog and pettrac, but I want to also spread the word, and in the case you hear of anything, you could possibly contact me. Spreading the word is probably the best method.  Both are male, tri-colour Bassets. One is neutered, while the other isn’t and they’re approx 1.5 years old.  If found contact the branch or email:”

Penny – Rehomed

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Penny Penny is a very pretty 4 year old cat who is a classical tabby and white.  She has come to the branch to find a new home as she was abandoned by her previous family and left in a box in a block of flats. Luckily for poor Penny she was rescued by an RSPCA inspector.

Penny is understandably a very shy little girl following her previous experience at the hands of humans and will take time to become more confident but when she realises that her new family will love and care for her, Penny will become a lovely addition to any family who are looking for a kitty to call their own

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Smudge and Cole

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smudgeandcolecats Smudge and Cole are now 14 months old as they have been with us since November. They are brothers who were abandoned by their previous owner.  They were rescued by an RSPCA Inspector and taken to the Greater Manchester Animal Hospital where they were neutered, vaccinated,  microchipped, blood tested and treated against flea and worms.  At the moment they are living with a fosterer and have settled in really well.

The brothers are hoping for a loving home together as they are very close.  They get on well with other cats.  If you would like to adopt a pair of cats please don’t hesitate to call our cat rehoming coordinator to discuss our adoption terms for multiple adoptions.

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Ruby – Rehomed

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ruby1-lurcher-1 Ruby is a 6 month old small, broken coated, lurcher – perhaps terrier x whippet x “can you guess the rest?“.  At the moment she is about 15 inches at the shoulder in height.  Ruby has come to the branch to find a caring new family as her previous owners are unable to give her the care she needs.

She is a lovely, friendly, little girl who is seeking a home where there is someone around most of the time as she is still a puppy who needs reassurance that she won’t be left alone.  Ruby is good with children and other dogs and we are looking for a family who have lurcher/terrier experience, with or without children over 5.

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Thomas – Reserved

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thomas-cat Thomas is a lovely black and white domestic short haired boy who is estimated to be between 2 and 4 years of age.

Thomas would love a home and family to call his own.

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Beth – Rehomed

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bethcat3_0 Beth is a 3 year old female cat who has come to the branch from the Greater Manchester Animal Hospital as she was no longer wanted by her original owners.  She is a Domestic Short Haired kitty with classical Tabby markings.  Poor Beth is quite nervous due to leaving the only home she has ever known but will make a lovely friendly addition to her new family once she has settled in.

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Meg – Rehomed

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megcat9 Meg was abandoned at only one year of age by her previous owners and saved by one of our Inspectors from a life on the streets.  Despite being a very friendly girl poor little Meg has been looking for her special family since October and is beginning to be very depressed in the cattery.

Meg is a black cat who will bring any family she joins a little luck and is hoping that 2015 will find her snuggling down by a warm fire and she will have a family who love her.

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Buggles is missing

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bugglesmissing2 Buggles, a little ginger and white half grown kitten of about 10 months of age went missing from his family home on 22nd December 14.  He is usually a stay at home boy and his family are really desperate to hear from anyone with information – good or bad.  Buggles, who is microchipped, lives in the Godley Brook area of Hyde and his worried owner can be contacted on 07975730433.

Benny – Christmas wishes from his new home

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bennysbtrehomed To all my friends at the RSPCA.  Hi, it’s Benny”.  Just to let you all know how I’m getting on.  As you can see I’ve settled in nicely, quite landed on my feet!

Having all my country walks and as you can see chilling and sleeping in front of the fire and sofa.  I’ve had training and am getting quite good now at all obedience lessons.  I’m not very keen on other dogs but I’m being trained for that as well and progressing nicely.

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suki6 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 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.

first posted 9.12.14

Perlo – missing young cat

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perlo-kitty-2-missing Perlo went missing from his home in the Carrfield area of Hyde (near Hyde Park) recently.  He is 8 months old and his family are very worried as its so unusual for him not to come home quite quickly.  If you have any information good or bad please ring his owner on 07837921820.

Found – Semi longhaired Tabby and white

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found-tabby-in-diggle2 We have had a report of a semi-long haired Tabby and white cat in Diggle.  Apologies for unclear photos.

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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.

For more information please ring 01625 520693