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.

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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: 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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Kitten and Mum with injured leg

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mum-and-kitten-leg-bandaged We’ve been asked to help an injured stray who was found near Dovestones Reservoir and taken to Ian McConnell’s vets in Mossley. She was found with several injuries including a very badly injured leg which the veterinary surgeon thinks was probably caused by a trap (see her photo).  She had one kitten with her at the time but luckily this little one is ok.

We’ve agreed, on vet’s advice, that her recovery will be faster if her leg is amputated followed by a period of cage rest, rather than ask her to face several months of treatment to repair the damage to her skin which would probably involve grafts which may or may not be successful. Her amputation will cost about £300 and that’s not including her care and any ongoing medication she may need.  She has been made comfortable and her leg has been bandaged until  her operation on Tuesday.

If you could help with the cost please send a cheque made out to RSPCA Tameside and Glossop branch to the branch, C/o Heyrod Community Centre, John Street, Heyrod, Stalybridge SK15 3BW or donate by text http://www.rspca-tameside-glossop.org.uk/don…/text-donations or via MyDonate https://mydonate.bt.com/chari…/rspcatamesideandglossopbranch

Once she has recovered fully and if her owner doesn’t come forward she will be looking for a caring new home.

Aimee, Allie and Asha

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2blackkittens Aimiee, Allie and Asha are 3 black female kittens that came to the branch with their mum Tinkerbell. Unfotunatley they had been taken away from her by their previous owner much too early.  As a result they have been at our private boarding cattery where they have gradually gained weight after being weaned from the dog food they were being fed on in their original home. The kittens have been going home each evening with the cattery manager to try to get them to learn to play and wash themselves.

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Sasha

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Sasha 4 Sasha, who is about 2 – 3 years of age, came to the branch to find a new family from the RSPCA’s Animal Hospital where she had been signed over by her previous family who weren’t meeting her needs.  She has been rarely walked and they said she steals food, which isn’t surprising because she is very thin and very hungry.  But now she is getting regular meals in kennels and enjoying going out with our volunteer dog walkers she should soon reach her ideal weight and body shape as she builds up her muscles.

Our dog walkers report that they have found her to be a lovely, little dog who loves cuddles and kisses and sitting on your knee.  She will make a loyal and loving companion for any family, although we are ideally looking for a more mature home for Sasha, as she needs a little help to overcome her fear of traffic which we are working on.   She doesn’t bark at cars but does cling to her dog walker for reassurance and her adopters will need to continue to help her gain in confidence.

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Charlie – Rehomed

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charlie4scruffy Charlie is approximately 10 years old.   This gentleman is a very lively ten year old, he can walk just as far as any of our other dogs with no effort.   He walks well on his lead and is also very good in a car.   He is house trained and loves the company of people, but because of his age we would not rehome him with young children

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River in her new home

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riverrehomed River send us an email today, with a little help from her adopter of course.

I’m “River” and I was adopted yesterday. I thought you might like to see how well I’ve settled in.

Jaimie

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JAIMIE Jamie was found as a stray and cared for by his kind finder for several weeks.  He was advertised locally in the hope that his previous owner would come forward.  However, this very friendly little boy has not been claimed and so we have been asked to find a caring new family for Jamie. He is a very handsome little cat who will need regular grooming to keep his black and white coat in good condition.

Jaimie is thought to be about 5 or 6 years of age and is looking for a home where he will be an only cat.  His rescuer has a small dog which Jaimie seemed to tolerate, so with careful introductions he may be fine with another small, cat-friendly dog.

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Max – Mastiff x is now feeling fed up in kennels

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maxmastiff18 Max is 6 years old.  Max 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, but we have to admit that he loves to sit in the sun, we cannot wait to see this wonderful young man happily sunbathing in his forever home.  Max loves a cuddle and giving kisses.   We have now introduced him to loads of new things and he takes everything in his stride.  He just loves to say hello to everyone he meets, hoping they may have a treat in their pockets.

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 he is quite happy to walk side by side with other dogs. He just loves being with people.   Max will make a very loving family member.

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Stella

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stellastaffy2 Stella is a crossbreed puppy of approximately 9 months of age.   She is currently sharing her foster home with another little dog, who kindly lent her his bed…. well that’s her story anyway.

Her foster mum says she is quite  bouncy and loves nothing more that bounding around the house and just being a happy little girl.

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Max

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maxcat Despite her name Max is a female  Domestic Short Haired (DSH) cat. Max is approximatly  1 year old, and has a lovely, shiny black and white coat.

Her original owners could no longer keep her and have asked us to find a new home.  She has always lived indoors and will be happy as an indoor cat.  Max has received “the vac4life” so her adopter will not have to pay for annual boosters or health checks.

Max is a very clean little cat who likes to have two litter trays and she is a little nervous when she first meets you, but is extremely friendly once she gets to know you.

She has not lived with dogs or children so will need a slow introduction if there are children or dog in the family.

Tommy kitten – Reserved

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tommykitten3 Tommy is a very friendly, young male cat who is approximately 3 months old who was found wandering in a local park and hasn’t been claimed.  As no owner has come forward he is now looking for a loving new family, a warm bed and a forever home.

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Winston

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winstoncat2 Winston who is 10 years of age has been returned to the branch by his adopter as he fell out with his brother.  He originally came to the branch to find a caring new family as his previous owners moved and couldn’t take him with them.  Winston has a friendly outgoing nature and will make a loving companion for anyone who would like a more mature cat to keep them company.  He is looking for a home as an only cat where he will have lots of love and attention.

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Annie – Rehomed

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anniecollie1 Annie is a Collie 6 years of age.   This lovely dog has come into our care through no fault of her own.   She is good with other dogs and likes to play ball.  Annie has lived with children and enjoys going for walks

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Diesel

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dieselhuskyx2 Diesel is a 3 year old, crossbreed with Spitz-type dog in his make up with his one blue and one brown eye and his lovely thick coat.  He has come into our care because his owner was out at work for long hours and he was left on his own.  He is house-trained and lived with another dog and children in his previous family.

Our dog walkers report that he is good with other dogs on his walks and has a really nice nature.

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Jesse

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jessexbrd2 Jesse is a crossbreed of approximately 7 years old.   She has come into our care from another rescue. Jesse is a very effectionate young lady who is house trained, walks well on the lead and is good in the car

Recently she stayed with one of our dog walkers as her foster family were out for the day and this is what her temporary host said about Jesse:

“She is affectionate, loves to play and is brilliant in the home. She would live quite happily with another dog but not a cat. An ideal dog for someone who doesn’t like gardening as she hates the lawnmower! Jesse would make a lovely companion and family dog.”

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Sammy

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sammywilmslow2 Sammy is a 6 year old female crossbreed and has been looking for her new family since Christmas 2014.   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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Rocco

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roccostockport Rocco is an 18 month old American Bulldog.   This young man is currently in a foster home where he is learning his basic commands.   He needs someone who understands large breeds, and is prepared to put the time and commitment in to him.   He came into RSPCA care very underweight and did not act as a puppy, but has now started to learn to be a puppy again.

His ideal family would have older children because he may knock little ones over.  He is house trained, walks well on the lead and is good with other dogs, but he does still need his training carrying on.

Lexi – Reserved

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Lexi 7 Lexi, a brown merle, mastiff cross who is 8 years of age has come to the branch to find a retirement home.  She was surrendered by her previous owner to one of our inspectors and is a lovely example of her type.  She loves people and doesn’t mind other dogs she meets but would be best as an only, much loved dog in her new home. Lexi is looking for a family with large dog experience.

If you are interested in meeting Lexi, please contact the branch for details of our fees and terms when adopting an older girl or boy.

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Hollingworth Festival – Fun Dog Show

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hollinworthshowposter_0   A fun dog show for Hollingworth 10th May 2015.  All dogs, mongrel, crossbreed or pedigree are welcome but they MUST bring their humans along and keep them on a lead.  Lots of other attractions are promised on the day so your little humans will find things to do too.

 

Tinkerbell

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tinkerbell-cat Tinkerbell came into branch care due to her previous owner’s change of circumstances.  She is just one year old and is hoping that someone will offer her a forever new home and having always lived as an indoor cat she would be quite happy to roam your home or even venture outside once she has become more confident of the outside world.

She is an extremely friendly little girl and will bring lots of luck and love to any family.

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Ben – rehomed

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ben-cat Ben came into branch care to find a new home having been found as a stray.  He is estimated to be 2 or 3 years of age and like most little black cats he loves humans and enjoys being cuddled once he gets to know you.

Ben is looking for his very own family who have a forever home to offer.

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