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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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.

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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Lexi

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lexistaffy1 Lexi is a 1 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Sadly the family who had reserved her have decided to look for a dog nearer to their home so we are urgently seeking a foster home over Christmas period or a forever home for this young lady. Her current fosterer is going away over the holiday period but cannot praise her enough.   When out for a walk she can be strong on her lead but she can be let off and has good recall and loves to play with her ball.   Lexi loves people and has met the fosterer’s grandchildren and enjoyed playing with them.  

Lexi has not had a good start in life so is really enjoying being loved and having some attention so for that reason we would like her to be the only dog in the house.  She is house trained

 

First posted: 4.11.17

Buddy and Sadie (aka Sandy) with their new family.

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sadie-aka-sandy-and-buddy-rehomed Buddy found his new forever family who have also taken Sandy as a long term foster dog.  Their new people emailed a couple of  photos to let us know just how well they are getting on.

We wish them all the very best for a future which is looking bright.

Alfie

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alfiewilmslow Alfie is a 10 year old Pug who would like a nice warm fire and a loving family for Christmas.  He has come in through no fault of his own.  He still enjoys a walk and cuddles

For further enquiries and viewing please ring 07811 404346

Coco – Reserved

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cocowilmslow1 Coco is a approx 6 year old Crossbreed.  This young lady is feeling a little timid at the moment so her picture does not do her justice, but loves to be with people and is good with other dogs.   She has come into our care because her owner is now working long hours.  Coco is melting many hearts at the kennels with her good nature.

For further enquiries and viewing please ring 07811 404346

Ollie – Reserved

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olliewilmsow1 Ollie is a 2 year old Pomeranian.  His previous owner has had him cut.   This young man is good with other dogs and people.  He loves going out for a walk, having a good mooch about.

For further enquiries and viewing please ring 07811 404346

Clyde

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clydewilmslow Clyde is approx 11 years old Yorkie cross.  This elderly gentleman has come into our care due to his owner’s ill health, and he came in with Ollie.   Even though he has lived with another dog he can be a bit grumpy with them when he meets them outside.   Clyde is still quite an active dog and as you can see from the picture he loves people, but because of his age we would not rehome him with young children.

For further enquiries and viewing please ring 07811 404346

 

Harris

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harris-2 We love to hear how our adopted dogs are getting on!  Harris’s family sent an email:

 

 

 

 

 

 

A year ago we rehomed Harris so thought we should get in touch with an update.

What a difference a year makes! When we adopted Harris he had been half starved, had little or no training and some clear emotional issues. However with time, patience and a lot of love he has turned into an awesome bundle of joy. He’s not perfect (who is?!?!) but we adore him. He now loves nothing more than heading onto the fells for a run around or playing with his ball, followed by treats and lots of cuddles.

He is a wonderful addition to the family & we’re glad every day that we found him

Buddy – Rehomed

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buddy-lurcher-3 Buddy, who is 16 weeks old and a lurcher, who probably has Saluki, Greyhound and ??? in his make up.  This little boy came to the branch to find a new home due to his previous owner’s ill-health.  He is a typical puppy, up to mischief and longing to play with everyone and everything.

He is doing really well with his house training and now his vaccinations are complete he is finding out all about the big wide world and meeting new dogs in his foster home.

 

 

Paris – Reserved

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paris-chi Paris is a 5 year old, long haired Chihuahua who has come to the branch to find a caring new home because of her previous family’s ill-health.   She is quite a shy girl who will need her adopters to allow her to settle into her new home and give her time to become more confident.  Paris is not looking her best because she has been to the hairdressers and had her long flowing locks cut off but luckily they will soon grow back.

Paris will make a lovely companion for a family with older teenage children or an adult only home.

Junior – Reserved

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junior-chi-2 Junior who is an 8 year old, long haired Chihuahua has come to the branch to find a caring new home along with Cheeco and Paris, because of their previous family’s ill-health.   He is not looking his best because he has had his beautiful long coat trimmed but this will soon grow back.

He will make a lovely companion for a family with older teenage children or an adult only home.  At 8 years of age little Junior could give his new people many more years of companionship.

Cheeco – Reserved

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cheeco-chi Cheeco who is a 9 year old, long haired Chihuahua has come to the branch, along with Junior and Paris, to find a caring new home because of his previous family’s ill-health.   He is not looking his best because he has had his beautiful long coat trimmed but this will soon grow back.

He will make a lovely companion for a family with older teenage children or an adult only home.  At 9 years of age little Cheeco could give his new people many more years of companionship.

Sandy – found her long term foster home

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sandy-lurcher-hd Sandy is a lovely, older, lurcher girl who is 10 years old and has been rescued from dreadful conditions.  She had lived outside most of her life with no bedding or shelter, until she was rescued by one of our inspectors.  Sadly, she may have slight cataracts and a bit of arthritis more than likely due to sleeping in the cold and wet with no bedding.

Despite this uncaring treatment by her previous owners she is a beautifully natured dog and the centre staff who have got to know her say she is just a lovely girl.  Sandy walks well on her lead but may need to be shown how to live in a house and toilet outside.

If you could offer this wonderful older lady a loving retirement home or could offer her a long term foster we would be delighted to hear from you.   Please ring or text our answerphone on 07954122481 with your contact details or send an email to [email protected] Also remember to ask for further details on our adoption terms for older animals.

Digit, Suzie and Sable

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suzie-kitten-2 Digit (m), Suzie (f) and Sable (m) are 13 week old little kittens who have survived cat flu, and are now looking for indoor homes where they will be loved and cared for as only cats.

If you would would like a little cat to keep you company but live on a busy road or an apartment please don’t hesitate to visit them at Bowler’s cattery

Trudy

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trudy-kitty Trudy, who is a tortoiseshell kitty, was found when she was heavily pregnant.  Having successfully raised her kittens, who have all gone to their new homes,  she now really needs a family of her own.

She is quite a shy little cat who will come round with a little patience and is only about 2 years old herself.  If you would like to meet her she can be seen at Bowler’s cattery

Tabby kitty

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tabby-kitty Tabby is a very pretty semi-long-haired little girl who hasn’t had the best start in life.  Her dearest wish is to have a warm home for the winter and a loving human to keep her company.

She can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery

Marco

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marco-tabby-cat Marco is a friendly, 3 year old boy who is waiting for his forever new family to come and take him home.  He has come into branch care from the Greater Manchester Animal Hospital where he was taken by one of the RSPCA’s inspectors.

If you would like to meet Marco he can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery

Fluffy – Rehomed

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fluffy-kitten Fluffy is a lovely, semi long haired kitten who is now about 24 weeks old (19th November), having been in foster care for some time as he was underweight and subsequently had to wait until he was developed enough to be neutered.  He was found in a garden with his mother and is ready to find his special home where he will be given time to gain in confidence and to learn that not all humans are cruel to little kittens.

As Fluffy is still very much a baby he will need someone at home most of the time.  Please read our cat adoption policy.

If you would like to meet him with a view to adoption please contact the branch to arrange a convenient time.

 

Therese – Rehomed

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therese-cat Therese came to the branch to find a new home having been found in a garden with her kitten.  She is now ready to find a loving family of her own.

She is looking for an adult only family or one with older children as she is still quite timid, especially with new people.  However she is litter tray trained and not destructive in her foster home.

Therese is a beautiful little cat who is only about 18 months old herself.  She has has been neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.

Looey and Lucy

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looeyandlucyclive Looey and Lucy are 8 years old they have been together their whole lives as they are siblings.  They are being rehomed through no fault of there own.   They are litter trained and very loving, they just love coming to see you when you go into there pod

For any more details please ring 07831764631

Pumpkin is lost

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Please see pumpkin’s poster.  He is a much missed little boy.