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.
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.
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:
Kitten and adult cat food
Puppy and adult dog food
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.
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.
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.”
If you enjoyed our previous fun dog shows or if you couldn’t make those dates be sure to come along to our last show of the season on Saturday 30th June. This will be held in Manor Park, Glossop SK13 7SH – Map.
We have lots of classes for all kinds of dogs pure bred or mixed breed, smooth-haired or fluffy, young or old, but most of all …. your best friend.
Registration is from 12 noon with the first class, for puppies under 12 months (must be fully vaccinated) to be held at 1pm. Winners of each class will go forward to enter our Best in Show class.
Bring your family and friends along to enjoy the day. There will be lots of other events and stalls to enjoy over the weekend.
Aztec and Inca are 9 weeks of age and ready to find their very own caring new family. They came to the branch with their mum who was a stray and have been carefully brought up by one of our volunteer fosterers.
Our Fun Dog Show which was held on a very sunny, but not too hot, Hollingworth Festival, Sunday 13th May. We hope that everyone who brought along their beautiful family dogs had a lovely time and we wish we could have given everyone a prize.
Thanks to participants’ and other supporters’ generosity we raised £255.92 on the day in entry fees, donations and our tombola.
The branch would like to thank everyone who has expressed an interest in adopting one of these puppies. We received many more requests than we have puppies who needed loving new families and would ask people to keep looking for their special rescued puppy or adult dog.
If, for any reason, these potential adoptions don’t progress we will get in touch with everyone who has sent their details again.
We have a litter of Malamute cross Husky puppies in branch care who will be ready to go to live with there new families in about 2 weeks.
They came to us via our inspectors along with mum at 2-3 weeks of age because they weren’t being cared for properly. As you can see from the photos taken at various stages of their short little lives they have done really well since coming to us. They will be ready to go to their new homes in a couple of weeks’ time.
Mum will be looking for a home of her own too, once she’s been neutered in 2 or 3 months.
A huge thank you to everyone who came to take part in our Fun Dog Show at the Family Fun Day in Stamford Park on Sunday 29th April. There was a record attendance on the day and, despite the bitterly cold wind and overcast sky, £445.56 was raised which will directly help the animals in branch care.
Photos of the winners of each class can be seen below.
Tel: 07954 122 481 Email: [email protected] Remember to include your name, contact details and name of the dog you are interested in.
The branch will not rehome RSPCA dogs as guard dogs, thieves these days won’t hesitate to hurt a dog – please get a good burglar alarm instead.
Also, we will not allow our dogs to go to homes where they will live outside, as there is nothing so upsetting than to see a dog without human interaction, spending their days on the end of a chain or in a lonely kennel.
Unfortunately the branch cannot accept Staffordshire Bull terriers and their crosses directly from members of the public, only via RSPCA inspectors.
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