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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As the branch often fosters puppies, kittens and cats and dog with extra TLC needs we gratefully accept donated food and other much needed items directly to the branch.  This is a great alternative to cash donations for those who prefer to give to the branch in this way.  We are in need of the following:

  • Cat litter
  • Kitten and adult cat food
  • Puppy and adult dog 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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Marlin – update

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marlin-bc Marlin, has had blood tests which have come back okay for her age which is ten, BUT she has still not been able to shake off problems with her ears and is being treated with steroids and antibiotics.  Because of her ongoing ear problems and now a suspicious lump whose biopsy is inconclusive, we have to wait until the hospital is able to remove the lump once the Covid 19 lock down is over, we are putting this lovely Border Collie on hold until she is fully recovered.  We will contact everyone again once we have the all clear from her veterinary surgeon.

Instead of keeping her in kennels for a further unspecified time she is now settling into home life with one of our Trustees who is classed as a front line worker (animal care) and a regular fosterer of branch dogs.

She is a small border collie who is a little overweight and is unsure about some dogs she meets.  Marlin came to the branch to find a new family via one of our RSPCA inspectors as her previous owner is quite ill.

We are looking for a quieter home for Marlin, with a garden where she can play fetch and one where her new family will take her to new places and help her to enjoy life.

First published on 27.2.20 having been in kennels since before Christmas

Walking someone else’s dog – advice during Covid 19

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Please see our Advice from the National Society and Defra regarding walking someone else’s dog  https://www.rspca.org.uk/coronavirus/dogwalking

Please be aware that these guidelines may change to meet government guidelines

Walking someone else's dog for them during coronavirus

Please be aware that these guidelines may change to meet government guidelines

R.I.P. Lassie – in memoriam

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We received some very sad news yesterday.

Lassie, who was brought into our care in 2009 by an RSPCA inspector because at 3 years old she wasn’t being fed or cared for as she should have been, has sadly has passed away peacefully.

 

 

Thank you Robin for giving this beautiful girl such a loving home.

 

Lassie my baby Rough Collie passed away 25th March 2020

You were the light in my life

The best thing that’s ever happened to me

My best friend

My companion

My saviour

I love you more than words can express

Not a day went by when we were not together

I was with you till the end

I tried to give you the best life I could

You loved me unconditionally as I did you

Your condition of Degenerative Myelopathy was pain free

You slipped into a stupor and my heart broke

I massaged your chest to try and bring you round pleading with you not to leave me

You emerged from unconsciousness only for a few seconds to look at me as if to say I know Daddy, but I have to.

I know 14 is a good age but I wasn’t ready for you to leave

The blessing is that I know you didn’t suffer, it was quick and you were not in pain and slipped away when unconscious with me caressing you.

My life is now a void

The gap is unbearable

I don’t know how to cope without you

My light has gone out

I am broken

Thank you with all my heart for choosing me to spend your life with.

Robin

Ace

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ace-cat-2 Meet Ace … I’m looking for my forever home and can’t wait to meet you all when it’s safe to do so. I was left dumped in my carrier. But I’m glad I’m safe now. I’m 5 years old and a very friendly, loving boy.

Ace will be so happy to meet you once the cattery’s lock down is over.

Restrictions on rehoming

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Due to the Corona Virus from 25th March 2020 we are no longer be able to rehome the cats and dogs in our care. Once we have the all clear from the National Society and Government we will add photographs of all our cats and dogs currently being cared for and looking for new homes.

This will protect our volunteers and adopters alike as our adoption process involves face to face handovers and home visiting. It does not mean that the animals themselves pose a threat to people’s health.

Ronnie – on hold

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ronnieoldham Ronnie is a 14 week old puppy.  He is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross.  He is full of mischief and fun and is looking for a home with no small children and a family who understands that he is still a puppy and will get up to lots of naughty things and will need his training carrying on.   Ronnie is very loving and loves being with people

Covid-19 emergency information

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Important information regarding the Covid-19 emergency and the RSPCA’s Greater Manchester Animal Hospital can be found on their website. If you are in receipt of means tested benefits or have been laid off during this emergency and your pet is ill and you need to see a private vet but can’t afford to meet all your bill we can offer a voucher to help. Please be aware that as we have to spread our funds as widely as possible it won’t pay for everything. We strongly advise people to take out insurance for their pets if at all possible. If you need one of our vouchers please text 07954122481 with your and your pet’s details including their name, breed, sex, colour, their illness and the name of your own veterinary practice. We also offer vouchers towards the cost of neutering.

Please note that Bowlers’ Cattery is also closed to the public.   They have to safeguard their staff and you from spreading the disease.

From the 25th March we will not be able to adopt out our animals who are ready to be rehomed or place newly arrived dogs and cats in foster homes until this emergency is over, although our current foster homes are full

Harriet-an older lady

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Harriet This is little Harriet who was sadly bereaved.   She is a lovely little dog once she gets to know you but can be a bit grumpy when she wants to be.

At 11 years of age all this old girl wants is to have a loving home and a happy retirement.   She still likes her walks and to toddle around the garden.

If you would like to meet Harriet with view to adoption please ring 07811404346 to discuss Harriet further and perhaps make an appointment.

Poppy – Rehomed

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poppy-puppy-sitting Poppy is a little crossbreed puppy who is now just 5 months old.   She came into branch care with a broken leg which has now healed but her adopters should bear this in mind and let her have gentle exercise at first.

Poppy is a little sweetie and has been an excellent house guest with her foster family.   She is house trained and is dry in the night.  Poppy is currently living with Dobermans and a Boxer along with 2 cats and she gets on well with them all.

We are looking for family with older teenage children or an adult only home for little Poppy.

 

Bob kitten – Rehomed

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bob-kitten Meet Bob who is still a young boy at only 6 months old.   He came into branch care to have some much needed TLC by his foster mum.

Bob is a typical lively boy who loves to play and can be left for a few hours without getting into too much trouble.

We a looking for a family with or without children over 5 years of age who are gentle with animals they meet.

 

Photos from our James Bond Christmas Ball

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016 A huge thank you to everyone who came to our fundraising ball in December and to Angela for giving up so much of her time to organise the whole event, our great chef, Matteo, and Andy our fabulous DJ, who made the whole evening so much fun.

We raised £1,311.50 after all expenses which will help pay for veterinary treatment and food for the animals in branch care.   During 2019 we rehomed 176 cats and dogs who were brought to us by RSPCA Inspectors.    Many of whom needed extra TLC and expensive veterinary treatment before they were well enough to begin life with their forever families.

 

 

 

Tia – Rehomed

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tiagsd1 Tia is a 4 year old German Shepherd, who is finding it very difficult to cope with kennel life.   Tia was in our care back in September but due to her new owners ill health she has had to be returned.  Tia is a lovely dog in the house and with people, but due to her previous life, where she did not see much of life, she does struggle whilst out on walks. Tia does get quite distressed by other dogs and some noises.

We are looking for an experienced German Shepherd family for Tia, an adult only home or one with older children over 12 years of age, and with no other dogs.

We would love to hear from anyone who would like to foster this lovely girl or even better adopt her officially.

 

Chloe – Rehomed

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chloe-beagle This is a lovely Beagle called Chloe who has twice been adopted and returned to us after a few days.   Her original owner has sadly died leaving little Chloe all alone so we’ve been asked to find her a caring new home.

Chloe is just 6 years old and loves everyone she meets.   She is a very active little girl who was used to going long walks with her owner and she would like a family who love walking too.

It is essential that any family interested in Chloe has experience of her breed.   A family prepared to take her on regular long walks on her lead and has an escape proof garden.

If you would like to discuss Chloe and perhaps arrange to meet her please leave a message on our voicemail service or send a text to 07954122481.

First published 22/12/2019

Breeze – Rehomed

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Breeze Breeze is about 3 years old and a lurcher who has come into branch care via one of our RSPCA Inspectors.

She is a lovely, friendly girl who was very frightened of some men when she first came but having gained in confidence is getting much better when she meets them in the street or the park.

Sadly, Breeze’s left eye had been damaged, probably some time ago and following an eye scan by one of our local vets was found have a damaged retina and a developing cataract.  Follow up x-rays of two suspicious lumps discovered that she had 5 pellets embedded throughout her body including one behind her eye.   Our vets are confident that this wasn’t an accidental shooting because of the spread from her head to her tail.

Breeze suffers from severe separation anxiety which is getting a bit better in her foster home but she will need a family where there is someone around all the time and where a man in the house is prepared to have lots of patience with her until she realises that she is safe.

Breeze demonstrating her recall…. as long as treats are involved.

Breeze’s fosterer tells us that she is not cat or small animal safe and can be “iffy” with some small dogs, but her fosterers are working with her on this and her adopters will need to continue the training. Luckily, unlike some lurchers she is food orientated.   She is currently walked in a collar and harness on most outings.   She can travel by car or bus but hasn’t been taken on a train yet.

first posted: 30.12.19

Max – Rehomed

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max-cs-2   Max has had a large number of enquiries A huge thank you to everyone who has contacted us, we will keep you updated.

Max is about 4 years old and has come to the branch to find a new family.   He is an English Springer Spaniel x Cocker Spaniel and is a happy dog who is very active and loves people.

We are looking for an active family for this boy, he is no couch potato and will need plenty of exercise to keep his mind and body in tip top condition.

 

 

 

Jessie – lurcher – Rehomed

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jessie Meet Jessie, who came to the branch to find a new home via one of our inspectors.   Her kennel staff say she is a total poppet.     At only 9 months of age she will make a lovely addition to any family who know that lurchers aren’t the type of dog to stick by your leg on a walk.

She gets on well with other dogs so with careful introductions would be happy to join another sighthound’s family.

We are looking for home where any children are over 8 years of age as she could easily knock little ones over as she loves to zoom around and doesn’t always look where she’s going.

If you need further information and would like to meet our beautiful Jessie please ring please ring 07811 404346

 

Ace – Rehomed

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acewilmslowpup1 Ace is 11 months old and this very handsome boy is looking for a family who understands that he is still and pup and still doing puppy things.  He is a lovely affectionate boy who just wants to show you how much he likes you, but at the moment because he is only young he is trying to push the boundries, so he does need someone who is willing to put a lot of hard work into him.  We would not rehome him with young children because he does still need training and he could knock a little one over. Fine around other dogs. Knows basic commands Can be giddy but he’s only a puppy.  He is strong and does have more growing and filling out to do so he does need someone used to larger dogs. Not a first time owner.

For further enquiries and viewing please ring 07811 404346

First posted: 1.11.19.

Dexter – Rehomed

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dextergsdom Dexter is approx 5 years old he is a Malinois (Belgian Shepherd).  Dexter is not a big dog, but his heart certainly is.  He is very friendly and loves all people and whilst out on a walk he has been very good with other dogs, but we do think to start with he would be better as an only dog.   Dexter is not coping very well in kennels at the moment, he is doing a lot of pacing.

First published 18.12.19

Ty – Rehomed

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tystaffom Ty is a 2 year old Staffy cross.  He is full of life and just loves going for a walk, but also does enjoy a cuddle.  We have not seen any aggression towards other dogs and when on his harness he walks well.  Ty is now desperate to call a family his own

Pepper – Rehomed

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Pepper is a lovely, friendly boy who will make a great addition to any family.  He is about 2 or 3 years old having spent quite a long time in the cattery and has seen his more colourful neighbours go home with their forever new families.

Sadly, many of our black and white cats are overlooked despite being the friendliest kitties.

Pepper would love a new home this winter and longs to be able to sit by your fire or cuddle up on a warm sofa with his favourite person.  He would like to go outside occasionally once his 6 weeks’ house arrest is over.

Pepper can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery.