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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Millie the Heroine

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milliethehero Millie who was adopted earlier this year and is a much loved member of her new family.

One of her adopters uses a disability scooter and Millie often enjoys going for a ride when she gets tired or bored of walking alongside and recently she scared off a thief who tried to take her owner’s handbag….

what a little heroine!

Missy – Reserved

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missysbtpup4 Missy has come into branch care through no fault of her own.  She is just six months of age and a lovely, friendly, white and tan, Staffordshire Bull Terrier.  She loves people and gets on well with other dogs, having lived with one in her previous home.  But,  this little, bouncy girl is probably a bit too enthusiastic in greeting everyone to be rehomed to a family with young children under 8 as she could easily knock them over.

We are looking for a home for Missy where there will be someone around for much of the time and a family willing to carry on with her training.  Staffies have shown that they enjoy dog training classes and we are sure that Missy will be no exception.


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kat-kitty This is Kat who gave birth to several kittens under some decking.  She has now fully recovered from her mothering duties, has been neutered and vaccinated and is only thought to be 18 months old.

Kat loves to be stroked but doesn’t like other cats so she would like a forever family all to herself please.


Timas – Rehomed

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timascat4 Timas is a female cat who, despite being 12 to 13 years of age,  is young at heart.  We have been asked to find a caring new home for Timas as her elderly owner has passed away.  She misses them and the loving care she was given.

Timas is currently in a foster home and her fosterer says “Timas is extremely friendly, she loves being gently brushed, tickled and made a fuss of.  She enjoys her food and loves to cuddle up on a chair or by the fire.”

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Lucifer – Reserved

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lucifer1 Lucifer is a 3 year old scruffy rough coated small Terrier.   He is currently living in a foster home with another dog.   He does need a family who are at home quite a lot as he is a little timid and enjoys company


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paddyangela1 Paddy is an older American Bulldog,  who is neutered and up to date with vaccinations. He is a plodder and a gentle boy who is looking for a retirement home. He is good with people and kids although we would not rehome him with young children as we think he is too old for young children due to his size.

Kids over 8 yrs old will be ok. He has played with a friend’s female dogs and he has not reacted to any dog while out. In fact at the vets no matter how other dogs carried on he just ignored them. He has been introduced him to various dogs on the street but he just sniffs them. He is 8/9 yrs old. He does not pull on the lead and walks perfect, just a plodder. He is in foster at present. He is adorable.


Alfie and Daisy – Both have been reserved

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alfieshitzu1 Alfie and Daisy daisybichonx have come in together and do enjoy each others company.   Alfie is a brindle and grey Shih Tzu 26 months old.   He is in kidney failure so does need a tablet every day, the cost of this is about 50p a day, he was diagnosed when he was 6 months old but with the help of the tablets it keeps him fit and active .   Daisy is a Bichon x Shih Tzu and she is 18 months old.   Both dogs are very friendly and are good with other dogs.   They like nothing more than having a cuddle and going for a walk


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pennyx2 Penny is a female 1 year old small crossbreed.   Penny has not had the best start in life so was very nervous when she first came into us.   She can be slightly wary of men.   Penny is currently in a foster home where she is coming on in leaps and bounds, this young lady is house trained good with other dogs and does know a few commands.   She is looking for a family where she has company for quite a lot of the day with no children under ten because it does take her a little while to come round to people and would not be able to cope with small children coming and going

Angel – our longest stay kitty

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angel-kitty3 Angel is about 2 years of age and is now our longest stay kitty.  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.

Angel has gained in confidence since being in the cattery and will make a loving family member.  She has been with the branch since June and now needs a warm fireside and a friendly lap to snooze the evenings away this autumn.

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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The Grand Vintage Christmas Ball

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Does your company have a Christmas Get Together to thank your staff for all their hard work?  Do you and your partner and friends love to dress up and go out before Christmas or any time of year?  Why not come along to our Christmas Fundraiser – The Grand Vintage Christmas Ball?

We’d love to welcome you to what has become our biggest fundraising event which raises desperately needed money to enable the branch to continue working for animal welfare in the Tameside and Glossop area.



Dimple – Rehomed

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dimplepupcolliex2 Dimple is a 9 week old collie cross puppy who came to the branch to find a new home with his sisters who have both now found their forever families.

However Dimple’s prospective adoption fell through when his new family had a sudden change of unforeseen circumstances.  Luckily Dimple is in a foster home where he is learning house rules and how to live with other dogs and cats.

As he is still a puppy, with very sharp teeth and claws and will still need to learn to be clean in the house, we are looking for a family where there is someone at home most of the time and who have children over 8 years of age or an adult only home for little Dimple.

He will need plenty of training, but if you would like a fun loving little boy in your life and could give him the forever home he deserves, find out more here …. and download Your Puppy’s First Year

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Jenson (prev Billy) in his new home

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jenson-rehomed_0 Jenson, who was known as Billy when he came to the branch, has found his forever family and is doing really well.  He has been to training class and is being a lovely boy.  Here he is with his new best friend and lazing about in his new home.


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giggs1 Giggs is a 6 year old Jack Russell rough coated.  This young man is a typical Jack Russell full of spirit and knows his own mind.   We would not rehome Giggs with children under 14 due to his lack of training.   He needs an owner who knows and understands the breed.   Giggs has now been with us a few weeks and we are seeing a lovely personality coming out.   He loves going for a walk and his food.  He knows a few commands and comes when shouted

Princess – Rehomed

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princesskitty3 Princess is an adult semi-long haired female cat who came to the branch when her owners signed her over to the RSPCA’s animal hospital as they could no longer care for her.  She will need her lovely long, black coat grooming regularly to keep any matt’s away.

Princess is an extremely loving young cat who is longing for a family to come along and offer her a caring new home.

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roxiemastiff4 Roxie is a 4 year old Mastiff cross.   This young lady is a lovely girl but can be a little nervous with new things and people.   Roxie needs a family with older children, simply because she could possibly knock little ones over and also needs people who are experienced with big dogs as Roxie is very strong on the lead.   We have found Roxie to be quite playful and loves to play with a ball and will even give it you back.   She is also very gentle when you give her a treat we are all starting to get very fond of Roxie she has a lovely nature and in the right hands she will become a truly lovely dog

Daisy and Dotty (rehomed)

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daisydottypupcolliex Daisy and Dotty are 8 week old collie cross pups, who came to the branch to find a new home with their brother Dimple.   They are full of mischief and love playing tug of war with each other.


Buster – Rehomed

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buster Buster is a 5 month old kitten who has come to the RSPCA to find his forever family as his previous owners no longer wanted him.

Buster is totally black with a bit of white on his chest. He seems to think he is on guard as he sits up totally straight and as soon as you enter his pen he comes straight to you he has asked if he can have a nice warm lap to sit on and be cuddled.

He can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery

Coal kitten – Rehomed

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coalkitten3_0 Coal is a 3 month old kitten who has come to the RSPCA having been found wandering all alone.  He is a little monkey and really didn’t want his photo taken as he just wanted cuddles.

Coal is extremely friendly and purrs like a train, we think if his new family have dreamies he will be  the one to find and eat the whole pack.

He can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery

Lucy kitten – Rehomed

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lucykitten-a Lucy is a 3 month old, black and white little girl who has come to the RSPCA because her owners no longer wanted her because she was playing and chasing anything which moves, just the sort of things little kitten love to do.

Despite being unwanted in her previous home, little Lucy is still very friendly and would love someone to give her a permanent home.

She can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery

Oscar – Rehomed

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oscarkitten Oscar is a 3-4 month old kitten who was found wandering by our inspectors.  He is a bundle of fun and does everything kittens do. He is full of fun and mischief.

Oscar looks as though he could be semi long haired but we cannot guarantee this.

He can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery