The branch urgently needs a local person/people who are able to foster 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 who is far too young to stay in kennels while he/she awaits a new home. Sometimes a puppy 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 to find foster care for.
If we don’t have foster spaces we are unable to take in really young puppies in need because they cannot go into kennels, 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 puppy or adult dog 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 or adult dog, if you would like to help and want to know more please get in touch as a matter of urgency.
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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.
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.
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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 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.”
Jasper in approx ten months old greyhound/lurcher. He is a very friendly dog. The kennels say He’s a real looker, full of energy.
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Sam is a 12 year old miniature long hair dachshund, lived with older couple, he is a very happy little dog, and enjoys short walks. Sam has never lived with another dog
For further information on Sam please ring 01625 520693
Frank, is a 2 year old Beagle. He is very friendly, and just loves the outdoor life. He would be best suited to a very active family
For more information on Frank please ring 01625 520693
We can no longer take in dogs from members of the public until we have rehomed some of the dogs currently in our care and spaces in our foster homes which are completely full at the moment come available. We do operate a waiting list but this is now only open for real emergency situations, such as the owner’s serious illness.
If you can offer a home to one of the dogs listed below please don’t hesitate to contact us either by email, text or voicemail – 07954122481. Everyone in the branch is a volunteer so it could take time to answer your calls but please be patient and we will always get back to you. Please remember to include a contact phone number,
Kaiser is a 4/5 year old dog who came to the branch from the RSPCA’s Animal Hospital to find a caring new home. He is quite a small dog but not tiny. Our dog walkers say that he gets on well with the other dogs at the boarding kennels we use and is a really great, little boy.
We are looking for an adult only family or one with children over 12, for Kaiser as in his previous home he found it difficult to cope with a large, boisterous, young family.
As you can see from his photographs, Kaiser is a real mix of breeds and the collie genes are in evidence, but as for his longish body and short legs his other ancestors could be anything. Perhaps a Jack Russell? Or a Welsh Corgi? Or even a Basset Hound? We welcome suggestions but are really hoping for the offer of a lovely home for little Kaiser.
Spot is approximately 10 years old and came to the branch to find a caring home when his owner sadly passed away. He is a lovely, lively Jack Russell type terrier who loves people and gets on well with other dogs. However, he doesn’t like cats so needs a cat free home. Spot currently lives in a foster home where he has quickly made himself at home, he loves a cup of tea in the morning, he is training his fosterers well. He loves his cuddles and is house trained. His foster family have described him as a lovely loyal companion.
Spot has had a full health check, a fatty lump removed and a full dental, so his teeth are sparkling clean but with a few gaps. He is now a very lively little dog who is loving his life without toothache and that lump, so he is all ready to go.
If you could offer this charming little dog a forever home where he will get plenty of walks and be taken to see new places and meet new people he will soon find his way into your heart.
Max is an eleven year old Black and White Staffy, who due to his owners’ change in circumstances we have been asked to find a retirement home for him. Max has been looking for a new home since July 2014. He has been neutered and is fully vaccinated. He is a lovely dog, very loving and affectionate and he has been around children since was puppy.
He like lots of attention and plenty of walks. He is fun to be around. He may be older in years but not in himself.
Maisie is a small 5 year old staffie cross who was taken in by an RSPCA inspector and has had her all clear from the RSPCA’s Greater Manchester Animal Hospital. She has been looking for a family since June this year and is feeling very down as she has been in kennels for all this time.
Maisie has not received the care she needed with her previous family and is now looking for that very special person who will give her the wonderful life she has missed out on so far. Despite her previous bad experiences she is still great with people and walks well with other dogs as long as they are not “in her face”. In fact, Maisie loves Teddy, our large well-behaved greyhound who is a kind and gentle dog.
Maisie is looking for a family with or without older children – over 10s please as she is quite a bouncy girl. Maisie needs to be an only dog, so that she can get all her family’s love and care without having to share and where she will be taken to lots of new places as her confidence grows.
Colin is a very smart, small, black greyhound with a white shirt front. He is 5 years of age and a discarded victim of the racing and betting industry. Colin walks well on the lead and will be fine with other dogs once he has met a few who are a bit smaller and fluffier than he is used to.
Just like most greyhounds who have spent their lives in a trainer’s kennels Colin will need to find a family who will understand that he will need a bit of patience to become accustomed to the sights and sounds of daily family life, such as a vacuum cleaner, a washing machine and of course the stairs!
If you would like to meet Colin please don’t hesitate to phone or email the branch, leaving a contact phone number on our answerphone so that our dog rehoming people can ring you to arrange a convenient time for you and your family to meet him.
Boysie is a 5 year old crossbreed who has been trying his best to find a family of his very own since March. This lovely boy has come into our care through no fault of his own. He loves people he has grown up with children and is good with other dogs. His only fault he does pull on the lead. He is looking for a family that wants to take him on long walks and then to share a cuddle.
For further information on Boysie please ring 01625 52069301625 520693
The branch is looking for a Cat fostering Support Officer who will help to recruit volunteer cat and kitten fosterers and support them in their role. As a support officer you will be expected to visit each fosterer who has cat(s) and/or kitten(s) in their care on a weekly basis and distribute food and supplies and check on the health of the animals.
Full training will be given by vets at the RSPCA’s Animal Hospital.
Please note that this is not a paid position and could be undertaken by someone in full or part time work, not employed or retired as long as you are able to accept emergency texts or phone calls from fosterers during working hours. You will not be asked to foster cats/kittens for the branch yourself. Mileage and other out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
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Buddie is a 7 month old cross breed possibly with some Dalmation in him. He is a lovely boy who loves his cuddles and already knows a few commands, is house trained and walks well on the lead. He is currently living in a foster home with another dog and gets on well with other dogs on his walks
Lilli is a twelve month old American Bulldog. Lilli came into our care through one of our Inspectors very thin. She has now been with a foster family for quite a few weeks and has blossomed into a lovely, lively puppy. Her foster family have been teaching her how to walk nicely on a lead and she is doing really well.
The other week Lilli’s foster mum fell and broke her foot, and is ok. At the time she fell, Lilly tried to pull her inside by her arm and tried to get the attention of another family member who was in the house. Lilli now won’t leave her foster mother’s side and tries to help her up the stairs and makes sure no one goes near her leg. She’s been really good since her fosterer came home from hospital and looks after her when other members of the family are out.
Lilli is house trained and is now ready for her forever home which she definitely deserves, but she has asked that there are lots of cuddles and walks.
Sydney, is an African Grey Parrot, who was inherited by his current family and is estimated to be approximately 50 years of age. He escaped on Sunday evening of the 9th September 14 from the Dane Bank area of Denton, Manchester.
If you have any information, either by seeing him in your garden or have managed to catch him please ring the branch who will pass your message on to his worried family.
Harley is approx 6 years old. He is a crossbreed but does seem to have some German Shepherd in him, he a larger sized dog. He has come into our care from another RSPCA centre where he had been with them since February. He is a lovely boy who is good with people and other dogs.
Maddie is a lovely, golden, cocker spaniel who had come to the branch to find a new home due to her owner’s ill health. She is, as you can see, very overweight as she hasn’t been getting the exercise which she needs. As a result we are looking for home for Maddie where, once her stamina has been gradually built up, she will be taken on lots of walks, and a family who will be strict with her diet and very miserly with treats for quite a while.
The branch is experiencing its worst kitten crisis in many years. We are completely full and simply can’t accept any more cats or kittens directly from members of the public. Our waiting list is now closed!
Please respect the private homes of our volunteers and don’t expect them to accept unwanted kittens when they can’t feed or afford veterinary care for more than they are currently caring for in their homes.
We are a very small independent branch of the RSPCA, managed and run entirely by volunteers who struggle to raise enough money to help all the animals we care for in an average year. But this year is exceptional in the sheer number of unwanted kittens being abandoned or being left at the homes of our volunteer fosterers and those of local vets. We are not just running out of funds but rapidly overwhelming our volunteer foster carers who are finding it so stressful that they are having to say they can’t manage any longer.
Please if you have a female cat or cats telephone or text the branch directly 07954122481 and leave a message to ask for a voucher towards neutering costs or, send an email to email@example.com. Alternatively contact Cats Protection on 03000121212. All we and Cats Protection ask for is for proof that you are in receipt of means tested benefit and we will send a voucher to offset the cost of spaying your female cats.
All cats can be neutered at an early age, although many vets will want to wait until kittens are 16 weeks of age so there is now no excuse not to have your cats neutered.
Apollo and Hooch are two puppies who are approximately 4 months old . They have come into our care via one of our Inspectors. They are lovely boys who are currently in foster getting some basic training and learning to live with another dog. We have had them DNA tested and they are Bulldog, American Bulldog, Boxer, and French Bulldog so they are true crossbreeds.
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. See them here
Millie is a 5 year old crossbreed who is very friendly, boisterous and gets on well with bigger dogs. She will be well suited to someone who can give her lots of attention and walks as she loves this. She is well behaved on a lead but please be aware if she finds a cat or something she likes the smell of when off the lead she will run after them.
She loves to play and she will entertain you rolling over with her legs up in the air. She is a lovely dog and will become your best friend, she will be missed by her old family.
For further enquiries please ring Pat on 01625 52069301625 520693 or 07811 40434607811 404346
first posted: 3.6.14