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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Ruby – Reserved

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Ruby This is Ruby whose elderly owner has very sadly died.   Ruby is 14 years of age and has been in kennels for 5 weeks while her owner was in hospital, we have now been asked if we can find a caring home for Ruby.

Because of Ruby’s advanced age we are looking for a fosterer who will care for her until the end of her days.   The branch will cover all veterinary costs and give her foster carers ongoing support.

If you would like to find out more about fostering Ruby for the branch and live in or very near the branch area so that she can be seen by one of our local veterinary practices please contact us via email or text 07954122481 and we will send you our forms and information leaflets by post or return email.

 

Lila – Rehomed

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lila-ambull-wilmslow-2 Meet Lila, an American Bulldog who is approximately 4 years old.   Her kennel staff say she has a lovely nature but will need an adult only home or one with older teenagers as she could easily knock younger ones over.

Lila needs a family who are used to bigger dogs and have had similar breeds before and who are willing to take her to a good training school where she will do very well as she does like to please her humans.

Lila is fine with other dogs, but we wouldn’t rehome her to a family who have a cat.

If you are interested finding out more and perhaps arrange to meet Lila please ring Pat on 07811404346

First published 13.5.20

Pippa – Reserved

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pippa-terrier Pippa is a lovely Jack Russell Terrier cross who has come to the branch to find a loving new homes through no fault of her own but due to her owners’ change of circumstances which mean that Pippa can no longer be walked.

She is a typical terrier and likes to do things her way, so a family with terrier experience is a must.

No cats or other small animals for this girl (for their own protection) and we feel she would be best as an only dog as she can be choosy about her friends.

If you would like to know more about sweet Pippa please  ring Pat on 07811404346

First posted 26.5.20

 

Bowler’s Cattery

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CATTERY IS NOW OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  THIS IS DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 EMERGENCY MEASURES

 

If you think you can offer an RSPCA kitty a caring new home, please visit Bowler’s Cattery,  Shady Oak Farm, 200 Marple Rd, Stockport SK2 5HE.  Open hours are 11am to 3pm Monday to Saturday.  YOU MUST RING TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT 0161 483 3375

7 Puppies – all rehomed

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MAUDE Hi, I’m Maude and I’ve been asked to speak for all my brothers and sisters, so I’ll do my very best,

“We are 7 puppies who were brought to the branch by a person in a uniform, we didn’t know at the time that she was one of the RSPCA’s inspectors,  but she thought we needed some fresh air and sunshine to grow up big and strong.   We were brought to a lovely place where our kennel staff say we are beautiful, lively little girls and boys who won’t be little for very long as we are growing ‘like weeds’.

“Our mamma was sad to see us leave her, but she told us that the RSPCA would find us the best homes we could ask for, where we won’t be frightened and have lots and lots of exciting walks and adventures.

“We would love a family who have had Rottweilers or American Bulldogs or similar BIG, strong dogs before so that they will know what to expect from such large, bouncy puppies as we are.  As we are going to be on the large size we’ll need plenty of walks and we’ve been promised that we will soon be old enough to go to school with our new humans to learn how to become ‘model’ citizens.”

If you would like to learn more about us and perhaps arrange to meet us please ring our carer in chief, Pat on 07811404346

 

 

Restrictions on rehoming

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We have received an update from the National Society concerning the Corona Virus 25th March 2020 directive.   We have been advised that we are now able to rehome our animals in a very restricted way, in that potential adopters will have to send not only their completed perfect match from but videos or photos of their home and grant the branch permission to view their home on google’s street view.

This will protect our volunteers and adopters alike as our adoption process ideally involved face to face handovers and home visiting.

But, please note that the private boarding cattery is open by appointment only.

Missing Galah Parrot – Rosie

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Our Galah parrot, Rosie, was last seen on the field on Garden Street, Hyde, then another sighting on Bluebell Close in Hyde within 5 minutes’ walking distance, yesterday.

There was a possible sighting on the 26th April around the area but not by ourselves.

She is hand tame and is good at inside recall training with sunflower seeds

She can do a bit of talking like give us a kiss says the name Lucy

If you have any information or have seen this much loved little girl please contact the branch by text on 07954122481 so we can pass on the information to her worried family.

Nancy – Rehomed

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Nancy was signed over to the RSPCA and came into branch care to find a caring new home via the RSPCA’s Greater Manchester Animal Hospital.

She will need regular grooming to keep her lovely long locks in good condition.

She will be able to be seen once the cattery’s lockdown is over.

Tootsie

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Tootsie is a lovely, black and white little girl who is a little shy at first but very friendly once she gets to know you.

She has been  having trouble with her ears and will need to visit the vet before she is rehomed due to a suspected Haematoma in her ear which prevents drops for ear mites reaching the right place.  Once this has been drained and healed she will be looking for her family again.

She can be seen by appointment at Bowler’s cattery

Murphy – Rehomed

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Murphy is estimated to be between 7 and 12 months of age.   His staff at the cattery say he’s a lovely friendly boy who is lovely with children and came into care with another little cat so he will probably settle in well with another cat in his new home.

He would love to meet you once the cattery’s lock down is over.

 

 

Billy and Becky – Rehomed

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Billy (black) and Becky (grey) were signed over to the RSPCA together. They are lovely, friendly cats. Billy is 18 and Becky is 10 years old. We would love to find them a home together. They would have to be indoor cats.

Sally – Rehomed

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Sally is estimated to be about 5 years old.   She is a lovely friendly little girl who can’t wait to meet you once the boarding cattery’s lock down is over.

 

 

Theo – Rehomed

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max-mastiff-x Theo, who is still very much a big puppy is approximately 2 years old.  He is a Mastiff cross and he is still growing into his paws.    Theo has a shiny black and white coat and we are sure he will turn heads wherever he goes.  He came to the branch to find his forever home via the Greater Manchester Animal Hospital.

Theo is currently under the vet because he has small kidneys so he does need someone who is willing to carry on with his treatment if and when prescribed

He is a lovely, friendly, slobbery boy who will be lots of fun for any family who love large dogs.   But because of his size we are looking for an adult only home or one with teenage children as he is still uncoordinated could easily knock smaller children over in his excitement at meeting them.

First posted on 12.9.2019

 

Marlin – Rehomed

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marlin-bc Marlin, is now in the care of one of our Trustees, who is classed as a front line worker (animal care) and a regular fosterer of branch dogs.   When we needed to amend her microchip details we found that we had been given the wrong number, only one digit out but it made all the difference.   She will be celebrating her 13th birthday on 1st May this year.

Her blood tests have come back as normal even when we thought she was 10 so they are really good for a 13 year old.   She is now being weaned off the steroid tablets which were prescribed to help with her ear problems and we hope that she will soon be much better.

Because of her ongoing ear problems and now a suspicious lump whose biopsy is inconclusive, we have to wait until the vets at the hospital decide whether to remove the lump once the Covid 19 lock down is over or to leave it now we know her real age, but  we are putting this lovely Border Collie on hold until she is pronounced fit to go.  We will contact everyone again once we have the all clear from her veterinary surgeon.

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 ill (not with Covid 19).

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 – rehomed

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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.

Ronnie – Rehomed

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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 – Rehomed

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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.