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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Lily is missing

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missing-cat-lily Little cat Lily didn’t come home on Bank Holiday Monday and her family are missing her dreadfully.

She is from the Shirebrook Park area of Glossop so please check your outbuildings just in case this curious kitty has been shut inside whilst looking around.

Lily wears a collar and is microchipped.  If found please ring 07531106829 or take her to your nearest vet to be scanned.

 

Jimmy – Reserved

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jimmygsdxcollie3 This is the very handsome Jimmy, who is a 3 year old German Shepherd cross Border Collie.  As you can see he’s had his luxurious coat clipped for the summer.

Jimmy came to the branch to find a new home through no fault of his own but due to his owner’s serious illness.  He knows several commands, is house trained, loves people and is fine with other dogs, although we are looking for a home for Jimmy as an only dog if possible.  Jimmy needs to learn to walk in a collar and lead but has been walked in a halti in the past.

Our dog walkers think he’s wonderful and are hoping that he finds the loving new family he deserves very soon.  We are looking for a family with older children for Jimmy simply due to his size as he could easily knock little ones over.

 

Our Monochrome cats

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magiccat3 Please remember our little black cats  -  if you are thinking of adopting a cat or kitten please don’t overlook our little black and white or all black girls and boys.  Of all the cat colours they are famous for being the most affectionate and loving.

Amethyst

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Amethyst along with her siblings came into Stockport branch’s care when very young with their mum Matilda.  They are now about 12 weeks old and love to play with their toys.  They are very cheeky but are a little nervous of new people but once they get to know you love to snuggle up.

They have only really known life in the cattery but are litter trained and will soon get to know their new family’s home and even the great outdoors once they have settled in.

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Daffodil

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daffodil-kitten Daffodil along with her siblings came into Stockport branch’s care when very young with their mum Matilda.

They are now about 12 weeks old and love to play with their toys.  They are very cheeky but are a little nervous of new people but once they get to know you love to snuggle up.

They have only really known life in the cattery but are litter trained and will soon get to know their new family’s home and even the great outdoors once they have settled in.

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Clover

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clover-kitten Clover along with his siblings came into Stockport branch’s care when very young with their mum Matilda.

They are now about 12 weeks old and love to play with their toys.  They are very cheeky but are a little nervous of new people but once they get to know you love to snuggle up.

They have only really known life in the cattery but are litter trained and will soon get to know their new family’s home and even the great outdoors once they have settled in.

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Tulip

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tulip-kitten Tulip along with her siblings came into Stockport branch’s care when very young with their mum Matilda.

They are now about 12 weeks old and love to play with their toys.  They are very cheeky but are a little nervous of new people but once they get to know you love to snuggle up.

They have only really known life in the cattery but are litter trained and will soon get to know their new family’s home and even the great outdoors once they have settled in.

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Gertrude

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gertrude-kitty Gertrude is a young adult Tabby who is still a little timid having been rescued by one of our inspectors.  She is a loving little girl once she gets to know you and would really come out of her shell in a gentle and caring home.

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Angel

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angel-kitty3 Angel is about 2 years of age and has been in branch care for a couple of months now.  However, she really hates life in the cattery despite getting lots of attention.  She will hide away on her bed when visitors arrive and as a little black and white girl tends to be overlooked.

If you could offer this little girl a loving new family we are sure she will blossom in a caring home environment.

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Sooty – DSLH

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sootykitty Sooty is a semi-long haired, approximately 4 months old, female kitten who has come to the branch from the Greater Manchester Animal Hospital having been found by our inspectors as a stray.  She is very frightened at the moment as she has been shooed away from people so often and had been seen looking for food in bins.

She will need regular grooming to keep her beautiful coat in good condition.

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Walter kitten

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walter-kitty2 Walter is a little black and white kitten who would love a home with his little friend, Daisy.  Walter was abandoned when his owner moved away he is about 12 weeks of age.

Daisy and Walter would love a family to call their own.  They are both really friendly and full of fun kittens.

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Daisy kitten

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daisy-kitty Daisy is a little black and white girl who has more toes than usual (a Polydactyl kitty).  She is currently living with Walter who was abandoned when his owner moved away and they are both about 12 weeks of age. Daisy and Walter would love a family to call their own.  They are both really friendly and full of fun kittens.

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Harry kitten

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harry-kitty2 Harry is just 8 weeks of age and was found in a box left in a field with his brother Percy.  Harry is a little black and white boy who is really affectionate and will make a fun, loving companion.

He would love a home with Percy if possible.

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Percy kitten

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percykitty Percy is a little 8 week old black kitten who was found in a box along with his brother Harry and rescued by one of our inspectors.   Little Percy is afraid he will be overlooked because some people think black cats are unlucky, but little Percy would like everyone to know that he is a lucky little boy to have been rescued and any family will think that they are so very lucky to have such a loving and fun little kitten in their home.

Percy would really like to live with his brother if possible.

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Jesse cat

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jessekitty Jesse is a black and white adult cat, who is looking for a caring new home.

Alfie kitty

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alfie-cat Alfie is an adult Tabby who has come to our branch from the Greater Manchester Animal Hospital.   He is a very friendly boy who loves human company, but will need a home as a only cat as he was fighting the other cat in his previous home.

Once his compulsory stay at home period is ended he will be able to enjoy the summer lazing about in his new home’s garden or yard and welcoming his humans home if they go out to work during the day.

Alfie has been in our care since 27th May and would love to meet a family who are looking for a loving companion.

He can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery

Duchess

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duchess-kitty2 Duchess came into the care of our Stockport branch a few weeks ago.  She is just little black and white girl about 1 or 2 years of age who would love a home and family of her own.

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Chico

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chico-kitty2 Chico is a 3 year old male black and white cat who has originally come from Poland with his owner and a Polish passport.

Chico has been signed over to our inspectors as his owners were going back to Poland and couldn’t take him back with them.

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Ollie

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olliepom2_0 Ollie is a slightly longer legged Pomeranian approx 4 years old.   This young man looks very cute but when he came into us he was very nervous and would growl and show his teeth to us.   Ollie is looking for a very quite home with someone at home most of the day when he first goes home, with no children.   He needs to build his trust up with people now, so his confidence can carry on growing.  He needs experienced dog owners who will leave Ollie to come round at his own speed, if you try to rush him it will just put him back to square one.   He needs someone who understands his needs and has lots of time and patience to spend with him

He can be very afraid of men and it will take several visits to the kennels, in Stalybridge, where we privately board our dogs so that he gets to know you before he comes to live with your family.

Matilda

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matilda2 Matilda is a 2 year old tortoiseshell girl who has come to the Stockport branch with her kittens who are 8 weeks old and are also looking for homes.  Matilda has been an amazing mum and now is spending time away from her family and would love a home of her own.

As an adult cat Matilda is already litter trained and after a few weeks of house arrest while she settles into her new home will be able to go out in and enjoy the summer sun and would be fine living with a family who work during the week.

She can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery

first posted 27 May 16