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.

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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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Spike – Rehomed

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spikesbt5 Spike is 9 years old and a lovely, friendly staffie who has come to the branch to find a new home through no fault of his own.

Unfortunately, his family who had him from a puppy have had a sudden and unexpected change of circumstances and asked the RSPCA if a new home could be found for him.

He will make a loving companion for any family but especially those who want an older dog to spend their retirement years with.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the branch for more information on our terms when adopting an older animal like the handsome Spike.

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Krissy and Whisper

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whisper Krissy and Whisper are mum and daughter, Whisper is 3 months old and mum is 2 years of age. Whisper is extremely cheeky and looks for mischief  and Krissy is a typical black cat who is very friendly and wants to be stroked and loved.

She was signed over with her kitten after the owner found she couldn’t make money from the kittens.

Please have your female cats neutered as early as possible.  Kittens are expensive to rear properly and are often very difficult to find loving families who will care for them for the rest of their lives which can be into their late teens or even older.

Duke – kitten

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dukekitten Duke is an a 8 week old male kitten who is being looked after by our Stockport branch after being found by one of our inspectors and taken to our Greater Manchester Animal Hospital to recover from his ordeal.

He has recovered well and is now just a typical, full of fun and mischief little boy.


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duchesskitty Duchess is a 2 year old, semi long haired female cat who is with our Stockport branch following her rescue by one of our inspectors when she was left home alone by her previous owners when they moved house.  Sh is quite nervous following her experience but is now ready to find a loving family and a new home.

In order to keep her very pretty coat in tip top condition little Duchess will need regular grooming.

Moon – grey kitty

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moonkitty Moon is a 3 year old grey and white male cat who is with our Stockport branch after being found abandoned by our inspectors.

He is a really friendly cat and would love a home and family to call his very own.

Georgie Kat

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georgiecat Georgie came to the branch to find a caring new home when his previous owners left him all alone to fend for himself.  He is 3 years old and a very friendly boy who just loves lots of human attention.

He is over the kitten stage and can safely be left while his new family is out at work as long as he has some toys and a clean litter tray or access to a garden.


Dexter (reserved), Oreo and Max – 3 little kittens

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maxkitten2 We have three little kittens in foster care who were born on 30th August and are now 5 weeks old.

Dexter is tabby and white, Oreo is black and white and little Max is a little all black kitten.

They will be ready to go to live with their new families on 25th October 2015, so if you would like a bundle of fun and mischief to bring joy to your family please contact us as they can be reserved now.

Because these babies need regular meals during the day and could get themselves into difficulties when all alone we are looking for families where they won’t be left alone for more than 4 hours each day on a regular basis.


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meekalurcher11 Meeka has come into branch care with her sister Sandy, via one of the RSPCA’s inspectors.  She is 6 months old, just over 23 inches to the shoulder, still very underweight and quite a timid young girl.  She hasn’t been out and about much so everything is new.  A home with sight hound experience would be ideal, and where she will be given time to become the loving, beautiful companion she is meant to be.

Meeka is currently in foster care, living with another dog who is very laid back and they are now getting along really well, but she is definitely in charge as her foster brother is so laid back.  She is also doing well on her lead walking and getting more confident with new experiences, although she is quite shy with strangers, she is also good with other dogs.

She will need a secure garden and home so we are looking for a family home without very young children who may leave a door open unintentionally or be too much for her at the moment.

Meeka is looking for a cat free home with no small furries.


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harold1jrt Harold is a 7 year old Jack Russell who unfortunately has been allowed to rule the roost.  So our grumpy dog is looking for a grumpy man so they can be grumpy and take long walks together.     This young man will behave for men but with women he does think he can tell them what to do, so he does need a new home with someone who understands his breed and will not let him get away with the things he has done in the past.  He has lived with another dog before and a cat, and he is currently in a foster home where he is also living with another dog and cats and has been a good boy.    We would not rehome Harold to a family with children under sixteen.

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archieamericanbull5 Archie is a 3 year old American Bulldog  came to us from the Greater Manchester Animal Hospital in 2014,  where he had been taken by one of our Inspectors. Archie was rehomed but due his owners splitting up he has come back into our care has now been with a foster family for one week and is settling in well, he looks a very stunning boy. He is a lovely boy who gets on very well with other dogs, and loves the company of people. We are looking for a cat free home for Archie.  Archie is now in a foster home where they have described him as a lovely dog and very well behaved.  He  loves to be with people.   He commando crawls on the the chair with his fosterers and looks at them as if to say but I am only small I will fit on your knee

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Minnie, Harry and Peggy – All Reserved

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harryjrtpup2 Minnie, Harry and Peggy have come to the branch to find a new home.  They are lovely, lively, happy little Jack Russell Terrier type puppies who are now 8 weeks of age and looking for their forever new families.

Minnie and Peggy are probably going to stay quite smooth haired whilst Harry may possibly grow into a rough coated little boy with a cheeky face.

We are seeking families where there will be someone around most of the time as they are still such babies.

If you would like a lovely little boy or girl in your life please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information and to make an appointment to meet these adorable puppies.

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sandylurcher6 Sandy has come into branch care via one of the RSPCA’s inspectors.  She is 6 months old and is quite a timid girl.  She hasn’t been out and about much so everything is new, including lead walking.  A home with sight hound experience would be ideal, and where she will be given time to become the loving, beautiful companion she is meant to be.

A secure garden and home is essential for this young lurcher, so we are looking for a family home without very young children who may leave a door open unintentionally or be too much for her at the moment.

She will probably be fine with an older dog in the family who can show her the ropes, and may, with careful introductions, be ok with a confident cat but no small furries for this girl please.

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Zabba (aka Frank the Beagle)

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creature-comforts-2 I just wanted to send you an update on “Frank the Beagle”, seeing as it’s a year today that we adopted him and gave him his forever home.

He’s happy and extremely well looked after and we wouldn’t be without him now, even though he is so mischievous.

I compose Bespoke Poetry so as today is ”Zabba’s” “Forever Home Day”, I have written this for him and I would like to share it with you all along with a couple of photos…..

“Happy Forever Home Day”

You are our fur baby and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
It’s been a year today, since you came to stay.
We’re overjoyed you’ve found, your forever home.
Now we know, you’ll never feel alone.
When we adopted you, you were slim and your name was Frank,
Now you’re called Zabba and you’re built like a tank.
During your first few months here, you really put us to the test,
You were highly strung and we didn’t get much rest.
Now you’re completely different, it’s wonderful to see,
But you’re still as Bonkers as a Beagle could ever be.
You love to go for walkies, it does Mummy good too,
She’s much fitter now and that’s all thanks to you.
You love your rough and tough with Daddy, at the end of the day,
You bark and whinge at him, when you want him to play.
Your favourite toy’s your rope and you don’t like to share,
You hold onto it with your mouth as Daddy swings you through the air.
You love your creature comforts but you love ours more,
You steal Daddy’s place on the bed in a morning, as soon as he walks out the door.
Lie ins at weekend, have become a thing of the past,
Because you take up all the bed and we feel we’ve been outcast.
You really don’t like it, when the Postman calls,
We’re certain given half the chance, you’d have him by the b***s.
We always know, when the big Rottweilers are out,
You tear a**e round the house and have a right good shout.
You’re still a little destructive, especially with underwear,
If you carry on destroying Mum’s knickers, her a**e is gonna be bare.
You’re a little unsure of kids and tall men but with Alec and Daniel you’re okay,
You give them lots of doggy kisses every single day.
Even though you can be a pest, you make us laugh so much,
You bring joy to our lives, with your mischievous touch.
So because we don’t know when your Birthday is, we just want to say,
As it’s been a year, Happy Forever Home Day.


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Daisy Daisy is a black 3 to 4 year old female, house cat who has sadly been returned to the branch as her owner, who is very ill, can no longer care for her.

Daisy has always been a house cat but we would like her to go somewhere that once settled if she wanted could go outdoors. She is quite timid as her previous owner was elderly and found it hard to spend any time with her.   She is very loving but does occasionally bat you with her paw but means no harm.  She has previously been fed only wet food and chicken and tuna so needs a bit of time to get used to having dry food as well.

She can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery open hours are 11am to 3pm Monday to Saturday.


Bess and Tess

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besstess Bess and Tess are mum and kitten who have come to our Stockport branch after being abandoned by their owners.  Tess looks as though she is going to be semi/long-haired as she grows but is not old enough to be rehomed yet but could be reserved. Ideally they would like to be rehomed together.

Bess is mum and is extremely friendly and purrs for England.  As you can see she has definitely claimed their bed.

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Tiddles and Tabby – Rehomed

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tiddleskitten Tiddles and Tabby are in the care of RSPCA Stockport branch.  They were rescued by one of the RSPCA’s Animal Collection Officers and taken to the Animal Hospital where they were neutered and vaccinations started before going to Stockport to find a new family.

They can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery – open hours are 11am to 3pm Monday to Saturday.

Millie – Reserved

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Millie is a 7 year old, tri-coloured, Border Collie who has come to the branch to find a new home through no fault of her own.  She is currently living with a foster family who are used to collies and say she seems to have been a well-loved girl who walks well in a harness and has good recall.

Her foster family say that she is a bright girl who loves to be petted and to have her tummy rubbed.  She is quite vocal when she wants something, and tends to give a greyhound smile when she’s happy.

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Hero (previously Wonky)

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Hero 2 Hero’s new family sent us a pm on facebook a few days ago and here is their news.

We just wanted to share an update with you on ‘Wonky’ who we rehomed. He is now called Hero, renamed by my son because he thinks he is a hero for what he’s been through.  My son also has a disability, so having a cat with a disability too is something he can relate to.

Hero is happy and well and settling into his forever home. He has a bit of separation anxiety which is to be expected. He just loves people so much! His favourite thing to do is to sit on our laps for cuddles.

He’s a beautiful cat with a really sweet temperament and gets on great with all the family.

We’re over the moon with him so we just wanted to write to say thank you for all your help in rehoming him with us and for all the vital work the RSPCA are doing.

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Alvin – Rehomed

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alvinboxer4 Alvin is a 9 month old pure white boxer who is deaf.   As a result, Alvin, will need a very special family who will work with him and allow him to enjoy life to the full.

He was taken in by an older man who didn’t understand his needs so the RSPCA were asked if a new home could be found for him.  As can be seen from his photos he is very underweight which is probably due not being able to digest his food due to stress in addition to underfeeding.

Alvin has lived with a cat in his previous home.

Please don’t be put off by his yellowing around his eyes in these photos as his eyes were checked at the hospital just before he arrived with us, but we thought we should get his photos and his appeal on the site as soon as possible.  More photos of lovely Alvin to follow.

If you have experience of owning a deaf dog and/or would like to turn Alvin’s life around with a little help for the deaf dog owners’ groups around the country or a trainer with experience, we’d love to hear from you and so would Alvin.

Deaf dogs – article 

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Marshmallow – Rehomed

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blwkitty Marshmallow is a 9 week old male kitten who has come to the branch from the RSPCA’s Greater Manchester Animal Hospital.  He is absolutely full of mischief and fun, and he loves people and attention but is a live wire so you will definitely be adopting a bundle of fun.

He came into RSPCA care after being found in a dustbin,  but even this terrible experience hasn’t really bothered him.  He is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, deflea’d and wormed and can’t wait to meet his new family.

He can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery open hours are 11am to 3pm Monday to Saturday.

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