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: – 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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Rosie and Frida

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girlchih1 Rosie and Frida are two Chihauhau.   The darker one is Rosie 18 months old and the smaller tan one is Frida 12 months old.   They are currently living in a foster home.   The fosterer says they are lovely young ladies with big personalities but when they went they were not house trained but this is coming on.   Unfortunately they had never been outside so are loving the garden but are still scared when it comes to going out of the house.   We would like a house where there are no small children and people who understand there needs and not left alone for too long, as they still have a lot to learn.


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brunostaffcross1 Bruno is a 2 year old crossbreed.   This young man has lived with another dog and cats.   Bruno is good on the lead and is quite happy to walk out with other dogs.  Bruno has only been with us a week but he is settling in very well.

3 little kittens

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3-kittens-10 We have 3 little kittens who are now ready to go to their new homes.  They are full of fun and mischief and will make the new families complete.  All are very pretty and just longing to go to their caring new homes.

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Ginger – a special needs kitty

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gingercat6 Ginger is between 4 and 6 years of age and seems to be deaf.  He is extremely friendly and will make a great pet for a family.   Ginger came to the branch via RSPCA Regional HQ.  Ginger is currently living with a foster family and they say that he is simply an amazing little cat who loves attention.   He can be rehomed with other pets and children and because of his deafness he would suit life as a house cat or if he let into the garden he should not be allowed to wander too far from home as he won’t hear the traffic or other dangers.

If you could offer this very special little boy a caring new home please don’t hesitate ring or text Elaine, our cat rehoming coordinator, on 07764514095

Sophie cat

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sophiecat Sophie is approximately 2 years old and came to the branch from the Greater Manchester Animal Hospital where she was taken with her litter of kittens.  She now needs a loving family of her very own.  Sophie a is very friendly and loves attention and having had her operation and vaccinations and other treatments is longing to meet that special human who will adopt her.


Twinkle, Star and Moon – kittens

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Twinkle, Star and Moon are 3 very pretty female kittens who have come to the branch after being found in a garden.  They are “mega” friendly and are extremely cheeky.  As  they have spent their first 7 weeks in a foster home, they are well used to general house noise and would love someone to offer them a home.    They are now 8 weeks old and have been neutered, vaccinated,  chipped  and regularly treated against fleas and worms and ready to go to live with their new families.


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tiddlescat Tiddles is a tabby and white female cat who has come to the branch after she had a litter of kittens and her owner couldn’t keep her.  She is very friendly but would benefit from a only cat house as she is quite grumpy around the other cats at the cattery.  Tiddles loves people and would make someone a lovely friend forever friend.  She is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, treated against fleas and worms and can’t wait to join her new family.


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snowycats-port_ Snowy is a pure white, young, female cat who is in the care of RSPCA Stockport branch having been abandoned by her previous owner.  She was taken Greater Manchester Animal Hospital and has been blood tested, neutered, microchipped, treated against fleas and worms and is now ready to bring a lot of happiness to her forever family.


Joe and Jake – kittens

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Joe and Jake are 2 male kittens about 3-4 months old who have come to Stockport branch from the Greater Manchester Animal Hospital after being abandoned. They are typical boys being extremely cheeky and full of fun.  They have now been neutered, vaccinated, micro-chipped and treated against fleas and worms and are ready to go to live with their forever new family.


Bobby kitten

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bobbykitten Bobby is a lovely tabby and white kitten approximately 2/3 months old who has now come to the branch from our Greater Manchester Animal Hospital where he has been neutered vaccinated, microchipped, treated against fleas and worms and ready to go to his forever new home.

He is extremely friendly but was very stressed when we took his photo after being in a basket following his operation.

Owner now Found for 18 year old Nala

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mossleystrayjuly15 Please,if you find a stray cat, even one which looks a little unkempt, ask your neighbours before ringing the RSPCA.  It could be just like Nala, getting on in years and a little confused but not very far from home.

This little cat has been found by an elderly couple in Top Mossley and was scanned for a microchip by one of our volunteers but unfortunately she couldn’t find one.   However, thanks to social media, her owner has come forward and this little cat is 18 years old and had only wandered from her home which was only 4 doors away from her finders’ house.



Lost – 19 year old kitty

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lost-19-yr-old-kitty This little elderly kitty has been lost in the Gee Cross (Knott Lane) area of Hyde.

At 19 years of age she may have just wandered off and can’t find her way home.  So if you have any information, good or bad, please ring her very worried family on 07702 20364707702 203647

Eric – lost cat

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missing-eric-hyde Eric was last seen in Hadfield on 17th July he’s dark grey with a white face and white legs.  He’s male about 15 months and has been neutered.  He wasn’t wearing a collar but is microchipped to Acorn Vets in Northenden.

If you have any information or have seen little Eric please contact his very worried owner on 077880557434

Dotty – Reserved

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dotty Dotty is a 1 year old female cat who has come to our branch to find a very special home as she was rescued by one of our inspectors after being kicked by some youths.  She was taken to the RSPCA’s Greater Manchester Animal Hospital where she sadly had to have her leg amputated.  As a result she is understandably very shy and it will take a while for her to regain her trust in humans.  However, Dotty deserves a family who will give her all the love and attention she now needs.

We are looking for an indoor home which is quiet as she needs time to get used to losing a leg and to know that she is now safe from harm.  If you are that special person who will fill this little cat’s life with hope for a happy future, we’d love to hear from you.


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tabithacat6 Tabitha is a large tabby cat who came to the branch from an RSPCA branch in Yorkshire.  She had been found limping badly but has now fully recovered and will make a wonderful little, but chunky companion for any family.


Frank and Dean – Reserved

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macchowow4 Frank and Dean are two Chihuahua’s.   The larger one is 2 years old and the smaller one is 6 years old.   Ideally we would like these two cheeky chappies to go together as they love each others company.   Frank and Dean are good with people and are ok with other dogs.   They had never been for a walk until they came into our care so now they need to start to live and see a lot more of the world.

For more information on Frank and Dean please ring 07811 404346

Alfred – Reserved

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bertiebulldog1 Alfred but Bertie to his friends is an British Bulldog crossed with an Old Tyme Bulldog.   He is 4 years old and has come into our care through no fault of his own.   Bertie needs a home with people who have possibly had Bulldogs before because Bulldogs can have quite a few health problems in later life.   Bertie is a very friendly young man who is now looking for a family to call his own.

For more information on Bertie please ring 07811 404346


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alfiegsd1 Alfie is a German Shepherd possible cross, approximately 5 years old.  We have been asked to rehome Alfie through no fault of his own.  Alfie has been a little neglected over the past few years so his coat now needs some TLC.   He has not been around other dogs much but is OK with cats once he is introduced.  He is clean in the house and good with children

Oscar Lost

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oscarkittylost Oscar went missing in the Hyde/Godley/Hattersley area on 15th July 2015.   He is a grey tabby with a distinctive bushy tail and not quite one year old.  He responds to Oscy or Bambi and was due to be microchipped next week so currently isn’t. Here’s a picture to of this little lost boy. If anyone has any information about Oscar his family are really worried and desperate to find him and bring him home.

Christoff – Reserved

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christoff2 Christoff, or Chris, to his friends is a 12 month old crossbreed.   He has come into our care from another centre.   He is currently living in a foster home with another dog.   This lovely boy needs someone who has the time and patience as Christoff is still a puppy and the training he has received needs to be carried on.

The fosterer has said that Christoff is very loving and loves to play.   He gets on very well with the fosterer’s dog and other dogs he meets.   He will sit for a biscuit and does not snatch or attempt to pinch the other dogs food.   Christoff needs a family that is at home quite a lot as he will have to learn that being left for a short while is ok.   He would also suit a family that is very active as he likes nothing more than being out and about.