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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glossopdogmarch17-011 This medium, brindle, crossbreed dog (about the size of a small Labrador Retriever) was found near the Clay Pigeon Shoot, Wildboar Clough, Glossop above Woodhead Road, between Crowden and Woodhead Tunnel.  It’s thought that he had been abandoned up on the Moor prior to the 5th March when he was discovered.   The High Peak Dog Warden and other media were informed.

He is currently in foster and has been found to be a nice-natured young dog who is house trained and very friendly.  Everyone he meets say what a lovely boy he is.

Billy is now looking for his forever home.  Ideally we are looking for a family with children over 12 or an adult only home.


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Bella Bella is a 2 year old kitty who came to the branch to find a new home recently.  She is a very pretty little girl who has had all her vaccinations, is chipped and neutered.

We are looking for a quiet home for this girl as she is very unsure in new surroundings so her adopters need to take this into account and they will find that after a few days, having been given time and space to find her paws, she will prove to be very friendly and loving.

Bella needs an adult only home or one with older teenage children who are cat savvy.

As Bella is in a foster home please email the branch if you would like to arrange to meet her


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dallas-cat Dallas is about 3 years of age and came to the Stockport Branch to find his forever family.   He was rescued by one of our Animal Collection Officers as a he was a stray living as best he could having been abandoned by his previous owners.

Dallas will make a super family cat as he is very confident and loves everyone he meets.

He can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery.


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lizzy-2-cat Lizzy is a beautiful girl who is 2 or 3 years of age.  With her stunning semi-long haired coat we think that she will not be with us too long.  She is very friendly and loving and will make any family a great companion.

Adopters need to be aware that Lizzy will need regular grooming to keep the matts away from her silky coat.

She can be seen at Bowler’s cattery


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judy-cat Judy is thought to be about 18 months old.  She is all black and is a typical example of her colour in that she confident and just loves everyone she meets.  She is in the care of RSPCA Stockport Branch.


She will make a brilliant addition to any family and can be seen at Bowler’s cattery.

Teri kitty

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Teri Teri came to the branch from a private vet as her owners had asked them to put her to sleep as they no longer wanted her.  As she was only 7 years old the vet asked us to find her a forever new home.

She can be temperamental but with some extra TLC she should make a loving addition to an adult only family.

She can be seen at Bowler’s cattery




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pasha-cat Pasha is an adult male black and white cat who is about 2 years of age.  He has come to the branch to find a new family because is previous family no longer wanted him and took him to the RSPCA’s Greater Manchester Animal Hospital.

Pasha is a lovely, very friendly boy who will make a brilliant addition to any family.

He can be seen at Bowler’s cattery


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clemente-cat Clemente is an adult male thought to be about 2 or 3 years of age.  He is a very dark (almost black) tabby cat that has come to the branch from our Greater Manchester Animal Hospital.  He can be quite shy on first meeting you but does soon get to like human attention.

We are looking for an adult only home or a family with older teenage children.

He can be seen at Bowler’s cattery

Barney – Rehomed

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barneylargexbrd5hd We waived farewell to Barney today and wish his new family much happiness with this brilliant boy.

He is a 3 year old large crossbreed who has come back into the Branch care because his new owners have separated so Barney is being left for long hours.  In his first home he lived with another dog and we have found him to be very obedient, sitting when asked, and giving a paw, coming when called etc.  He loves to play with a ball.

Barney loves to walk out with his new pal Ricky who is also in our care.

Barney is house trained and is good to walk.  He will make a great companion for a family who love extra large dogs and those without or with older children as he could quite easily knock little ones over. In his last home he lived with an 8 year old little girl who he adored

First posted 20.02.17


Spring Family Fun Day – Dog Show

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stamfordparkshow17089 Our first dog show of the season will be held in Stamford Park at the Spring Family Fun Day on Sunday 30th April 2017.

Stalybridge, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 6QS MAP

Registration from 12 noon – 1st class commences 1pm

Classes are as follows: Best Puppy under 12 months old (must be fully vaccinated), Best Condition Male, Best Condition Female, Child’s Best Friend (children up to 14 years of age on the day of the show – incl rosette for every entrant – this class only), Fancy Dress, Golden Oldie (dog or bitch 8 years or over), Dog with the most appealing eyes, Dog with the Waggiest Tail, Best Biscuit Catcher, Best Rescued Dog or Bitch (from any animal welfare organisation).

Entry Fee: £2 per class or 3 classes for £5


Winners of each class will be able to enter our Best in Show competition.

All proceeds will go directly to help local animals in branch care and to help owners most in need to access emergency veterinary care for their animals.

A4 Poster can be downloaded here or for A5 version follow this link

News about Holly

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holly-cat-in-her-new-home Holly’s new family recently sent an email and a photo and this what they said “We thought we’d share a photo of Holly which we rehomed on 7th January.  She is a lovely cat and has settled in to our family home beautifully.

Crossbreed found 5th March 2017

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glossopdogmarch17-011 This medium, brindle, crossbreed dog (about the size of a small Labrador Retriever) was found near the Clay Pigeon Shoot, Wildboar Clough, Glossop.  It’s thought that he had been abandoned up on the Moor above Woodhead Road, between Crowden and Woodhead Tunnel.

He is a nice natured young dog who is house trained and very friendly.  The Dog Warden has been informed this afternoon.

Sadly he hasn’t been microchipped so his owner cannot be traced directly.  Proof of ownership will be required.

If anyone recognises this dog or has information about him please contact the branch on 07954122481 and leave a message or email the branch [email protected]

Ricky – Rehomed

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rickysbthd Ricky is a 2 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier. He has come into our care through no fault of his own, he has lived with another two dogs and children.  This lovely young man walks well on the lead is good with other dogs and enjoys a cuddle and tickles.

Ricky’s hopes for the future are to meet a family who will offer him a loving forever home.

Paddy – Reserved

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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.

Here is Paddy’s very own video


Published Oct


Margaret – Rehomed

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margaretcat Margaret came to the branch to find a caring new home having been rescued by an Animal Collection Officer.  She is about 2 years of age and is very nervous having been chased away from gardens and doorsteps as an unwanted stray.

She needs a quiet, calm home where she will have time to become more confident.


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valentinocat Valentino is approximately 2 years old.  He came to the RSPCA as a stray with a huge abcess on the side of his face which would have been the result of a fight with another male cat.  This has now been treated and he has recovered well.

This beautiful white cat will make someone a very special companion but you will need to ditch the black and become a pale fashionista.

He can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery


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teresacat Teresa is approximately 4 years old and came to the branch to find a new home from the RSPCA’s Animal Hospital.

Teresa is still very shy but will blossom in a quiet, calm household where she will be given time to regain her confidence.

She can be seen at Bowler’s cattery


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angelacat Angela came into branch care from our inspectors as a little lost girl.  She is estimated to be about 18 months old.  Angela is a lovely little cat who is so friendly despite being on the on the streets for quite a while.

She can be seen at Bowler’s cattery

Marley – Rehomed

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marleynewgate2 Marley is a 22 month old Labrador cross, he is only a small boy about Springer Spaniel size.  Marley is a lovely boy who knows quite a few commands and walks well on the lead.

He was rehomed but came back to us through no fault of his own but because of his adopters’ change of circumstances.  Marley needs a home where he will only be left for a few hours and preferably as an only dog.

Marley is ok with other dogs but does not like to be “mithered

First posted 30.10.16

Boss (PKA) Fudge update

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boss-2-pka-fudge-in-his-new-home Boss’s family have told us how well he’s settling into family life.

“Just to let you know Fudge now “Boss” is settling in well being such a good boy and real cuddle buddy. He loves the garden and he’s been to visit many family members and been such a good boy. Will post more updates soon.