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: – 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.

If you can’t donate, please share using the buttons below. Thank you :)

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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Fun Dog Show – Glossop Carnival 30.6.18

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If you enjoyed our previous fun dog shows or if you couldn’t make those dates be sure to come along to our last show of the season on Saturday 30th June.  This will be held in Manor Park, Glossop SK13 7SH  – Map.

We have lots of classes for all kinds of dogs pure bred or mixed breed, smooth-haired or fluffy, young or old, but most of all …. your best friend.

Registration is from 12 noon with the first class, for puppies under 12 months (must be fully vaccinated) to be held at 1pm.  Winners of each class will go forward to enter our Best in Show class.

Bring your family and friends along to enjoy the day.   There will be lots of other events and stalls to enjoy over the weekend.



Aztec and Inca kittens

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Aztec and Inca are 9 weeks of age and ready to find their very own caring new family.  They came to the branch with their mum who was a stray and have been carefully brought up by one of our volunteer fosterers.

So that they can meet prospective adopters they can now be seen at Bowler’s cattery.


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Whisper came to the branch having been abandoned by her prevous owners.  She has been living on the streets for some time and as a result is looking very bedraggled.

At only a year old and being driven away by so many humans, she is still very scared of everything.  Poor Whispter is so nervous that she is only just beginning to groom herself.

Given time a TLC she will soon become a stunning, little kitty and a joy to live with.

If you would like to meet this little girl, she can be seen at Bowler’s cattery.


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Spot is a lovely, 8 month old, all black little cat with just one white spot on his chest.

He is very friendly and is looking forward to starting his new life with you.

He can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery



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Poor, terrified Bongo is only 2 years old and has experienced such a lot of cruelty during those years that he is afraid of loud noises and most people.

He is coming round slowly in the cattery but really needs that special person to take him under their wing and give him the time he needs to become the confident loving cat he he was meant to be.

If you think that you could offer this terrified little boy the life he deserves please visit him at Bowler’s cattery


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Queen is about 3 to 4 years of age and has come to the branch to find a new home due to her owner’s ill-health.

She would love a family to take her home and give her the care and joy she so desperately needs.

Queen can be seen at Bowler’s cattery


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Socks is one of the friendliest, little cats you could wish to meet.  He can’t wait to greet his visitors and runs up to the front of his pen whenever he hears voices and the cattery door opening.

Socks is about 4 years old and can’t wait to start his wonderful new life with his very own forever family.

Socks can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery


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Betty came to the branch to find a new family, having suffered much cruelty in her previous home.

As a result at only 18 months old she is afraid of almost everything she experiences.

She may never become a confident little girl but in the right family she will become a lovely but timid companion.

If you are that special person who can give little Betty the space and time she needs please visit her at Bowler’s cattery.


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Frog was left all alone when his owner became too ill to care for home.

He is only 12 months old and a very unhappy kitty who can’t understand why his world has fallen apart.

He will take some time to regain his confidence, but with patience and lots of TLC he will make someone a lovely companion.

Frog can be seen at Bowler’s cattery


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Shadow was found as a stray having been abandoned by her previous owners at only 6 months of age.

She is a very friendly little girl who is longing for a loving family to come along and take her home.

Shadow can be found at Bowler’s cattery


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Bobby came to the branch when his owners moved house and just dumped him in their garden.

They didn’t come back for him and, until some kind neighbours reported his sad plight to the RSPCA, he found that living all alone was frightening.

However, he is now safe in Bowler’s Cattery and hopes that someone will come along and offer him a caring, forever home and family of his very own.


Mike and Luke

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mikeluke Mike and Luke are two very friendly kitties who are looking for caring new family to call their own.

They are thought to be about 2 years old and can be rehomed together or seperately.


Fun Dog Show – Hollingworth – Winners’ photos 2018

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Our Fun Dog Show which was held on a very sunny, but not too hot, Hollingworth Festival, Sunday 13th May.   We hope that everyone who brought along their beautiful family dogs had a lovely time and we wish we could have given everyone a prize.

Thanks to participants’ and other supporters’ generosity we raised £255.92 on the day in entry fees, donations and our tombola.

Our grateful thanks go to our Show Judge on the day Joanna Purcell of Poochy’s Grooming Grooming Ltd, Hyde

Here are our class winners’ photos and a couple of miscellaneous ones.


Malamute cross puppies – all Reserved

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mal-x-husky-now The branch would like to thank everyone who has expressed an interest in adopting one of these puppies.   We received many more requests than we have puppies who needed loving new families and would ask people to keep looking for their special rescued puppy or adult dog.

If, for any reason, these potential adoptions don’t progress we will get in touch with everyone who has sent their details again.


We have a litter of Malamute cross Husky puppies in branch care who will be ready to go to live with there new families in about 2 weeks.

They came to us via our inspectors along with mum at 2-3 weeks of age because they weren’t being cared for properly.  As you can see from the photos taken at various stages of their short little lives they have done really well since coming to us.  They will be ready to go to their new homes in a couple of weeks’ time.

Mum will be looking for a home of her own too, once she’s been neutered in 2 or 3 months.

Please see our adoption policies HERE


Dizzy – Rehomed by family

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dizzy-cat Dizzy is a 5 year old black and white little girl, who has come to the branch to find a caring new home as her elderly owner has had to go into residential care and cannot take poor Dizzy with her.

Needless to say this lovely, friendly girl is finding life very confusing at the moment and really needs her very own special person to offer her a forever new home.

If you could find it in your heart to take Dizzy into your family please don’t hesitate to get in touch.




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peppermastiffx Pepper is a 6 year old Mastiff cross.  Pepper has come into our care due to her owners’ change in circumstances.

She is very loving when she gets to know you she just needs a few minutes when she meets someone new.

Pepper has not been used to mixing with other dogs outside so does need an owner who knows Mastiff types and a home with no small children


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Hollingworth Festival Fun Dog Show

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If you missed or enjoyed our last show you will be very welcome to attend our next one in Hollingworth, behind the Gun Inn, Market Street.

Hope you can make the day and the sun shines on Sunday 13th May.  Registration from 12:30pm with the  first class, Best Puppy at 1:30pm.

There will be lots of stalls and refreshement tents and plenty to see on the day.

All dogs are welcome to bring their families and enjoy the show.

Fun Dog Show (Stamford Park) photos

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A huge thank you to everyone who came to take part in our Fun Dog Show at the Family Fun Day in Stamford Park on Sunday 29th April.  There was a record attendance on the day and, despite the bitterly cold wind and overcast sky, £445.56 was raised which will directly help the animals in branch care.

Photos of the winners of each class can be seen below.


Patch – Rehomed

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patchnewgate Patch is an 11 year old Jack russell, but anyone who knows the breed knows that that is not old for them   Unfortunately Patch’s owner passed away so he is feeling a little sad.


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keemanewgate3 Keema is an 8 year old German Shepherd.  She is desperately looking for her forever home.  Keema loves people, but unfortunately she is not that good around other dogs.