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.

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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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akela4 Akela is a 10 month old Large Crossbreed female.   Akela needs a home where people understand big dogs and there needs.   She is still a puppy albeit a big puppy but she is still doing puppy things and still needs some more training.


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brianwilmslow3 Brian is approx 4 years old and a Mastiff x.   He came into our care through no fault of his own.  Sadly he has not had a good life so far, he has yellow staining on most of his body where he has been lying in his own wee and he is also very thin.  Brian just loves people but can be a bit barky with other dogs.   He does pull on the lead.   He has now been fully vaccinated, microchipped and neutered.   We would not rehome him with young children simply because when he does put is weight back on he will be a large breed dog

Little cat missing in Glossop

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This little cat has been missing for a couple of days now.  She lives in Glossop and her worried family are missing her dreadfully.

If you have any news please let the branch know and we’ll post your information on our facebook page so that her family can contact you.



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smirnoffcat1 Smirnoff came into branch care from a local vet.  She has successfully raised her kittens who have now been rehomed, so little Smirnoff who is only about 2 years of age would love a forever family of her very own.

She can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery


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marycat6stockport Mary came to RSPCA Stockport branch as a terribly frightened little girl.  She just want to climb and hide away from everyone.  marycat5stockport Following ongoing TLC from the cattery staff she is at last beginning to realise that not all humans are cruel.

If you could offer little Mary a quiet home where she will be given time to grow in confidence she can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery



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willowcat Willow is a 4 year old female kitty who is very friendly and can’t wait to meet you when you enter the cattery.

As she is semi long-haired she will need regular grooming but she loves to be brushed and purrs all the time she is being brushed and stroked.


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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

First posted 19.3.17

Larry – the longest stay kitty

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larrycat6 Larry came to the Branch from our Greater Manchester Animal Hospital.  His original owners wanted to sign him over  along with his 19 brothers and sisters when they realised that the huge number of cats they were looking after were getting too much to care for properly.

Larry is hoping that someone will come along to meet him and offer him a forever, caring new home.  He has been in care since January and is beginning to lose hope of finding his special person.

He is in the care of Stockport Branch of the RSPCA and can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery.

First posted 27.1.17


4 Cavaliers – applications now closed

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We’ve been overwhelmed by the generosity of the huge number of families offering caring new homes to our Cavalier King Charles’ Spaniels and would like to thank everyone who has completed and returned their Perfect Match Form.  As a result we have had to close the window for applications for the time being.

Please be assured that we will keep everyone up to date with news about these little dogs.

kingcharles3 We currently have 4 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels in our care.  They consist of mum Ruby who is 9 years old and red in colour and three of her children: Poppy who is between 4-6 years and Black and Red in colour; Daisy who is also between 4-6 years and Tri colour; and last, but not least, is Davy who is 2 years and also a Tri colour.   They have always lived together but we think it would be nice for them to be rehomed separately because they just love attention.

They have been left for quite a few hours on there own so their toilet training may need to be started again.

These four lovely, little dogs will be neutered, vaccinated and, as you can see from their photos their coats are very matted, they will be clipped and shampooed before they go to live with their new families.   Please be aware that we will only be contacting everyone once these little dogs have been neutered, and ready to go to their new homes.

If you are interested in adopting one of these dogs please complete our perfect match form in word or our perfect match form in pdf and send it to us as an email attachment or list the questions and your answers in the body of your email.

First posted 7.5.17


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barneylargexbrd5hd Sadly, Barney’s recent potential adoption has not progressed so he is again looking for his very own special family.

Barney 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 is house trained and is good to walk.  He will only be rehomed 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 whom he adored.

Many people who meet Barney for the first time are taken aback by his sheer size.  He is simply an enormous cuddle monster who just loves everyone he meets.

First posted 20.02.17


Hollingworth – class winners

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A huge thank you to everyone who came along to our Fun Dog Show in Hollingworth on Sunday 7th May. £237.91 was raised in entrance fees, donations and sale of logoed pens, pencils etc.

Here are photos of the 1st placed owners and their dogs.  Sincere apologies if anyone is missing and/or the names of the classes have been mixed up.  Please let us know and we will correct this.




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tiggersitting Tigger (previously Billy) is a crossbreed  who probably has some Shar Pei in his make up and is thought to be approximately 18 months old.  He was found all alone on the moors above Glossop.  At the time he was extremely underweight and had a collar which had not been loosened as he grew.  Luckily for Tigger he was found in time and his collar hadn’t done any damage, but without a chip his previous owners have never been found and despite advertising him no one has come forward to claim him.  We think he was probably left on the moor without a thought for his welfare.

Our volunteer fosterer has worked wonders with him and he has gained weight, enjoys his walks, is house trained and knows how to sit and shake a paw.   He has been to a local dog day care centre where he has a chance to interact with lots of other dogs.  He is a lovely boy who loves everyone he meets.

All his new photos were taken at one of our fun dog shows where he was well behaved and met lots of other dogs and people of all ages.

We are looking for a family with older children, 10 and over, or an adult only home as he is still very much a puppy and quite a bouncy boy.   Following his abandonment he does need to be with someone most of the time and he will need to be taught that it’s okay to be left alone.


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marvin2 Marvin’s family recently told us about their new kitten.

“Marvin’s an absolute joy and settled very well when we got him home. He’s a lovely addition to our home and is such a character.”



Vodka and Malibu

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vodkamalibukitties Vodka and Malibu are two 6 month old kittens who are in the care of Stockport RSPCA They would love a family to come along to meet them and offer them a forever home.

They can be seen at Bowler’s cattery



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connor-cat Connor has a beautiful white and black coat.  He came to the branch to find his forever family having been rescued by one of our RSPCA inspectors.

Connor, who is only about 2 years of age, will make a lovely addition to any family.

He can be seen at Bowler’s cattery


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varley-cat Varley is a very handsome Ginger Tom, who is approximately 2 years of age.  He is still very shy having been neglected for some time.

He is looking for a family who will give him time to regain his confidence.

He can be seen at Bowler’s cattery


Floyd – Reserved

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floyd2 Floyd is a 2 year old neutered male.  Unfortunately through no fault of his own he is looking for a new forever home.   Floyd’s owner have said that he is a beautiful dog with good manners and can respond to commands well.

He is great off the lead and recall but can pull when excited on the lead. He loves other dogs and likes a good sniff at cats. Floyd is great with children and people and will wiggle his bum and spin his tail like a windmill in excitement.

Floyd doesn’t like the hose pipe he hates water spraying but ironically loves going to the dog groomers and having a wash and dry. He loves fetch and will play for hours and hours even when panting.

Fun Dog Show 2017 photos

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dog-show-2017-h Stamford Park Family Fun Day Dog Show – Wonderful photos of the day can be found HERE  or send Amanda an email if you would like to order your special photo

Here is just a selection to view over 200 photos just follow the above link.


Grand Opening of RSPCA Bury and Oldham Branch’s Centre

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invitation-strinesdale094 The wait is finally over for RSPCA Bury and Oldham Branch. Their new animal centre opens to the public on Sunday 14th May 2017 and they are inviting everyone to join in the celebration on the day between 12-4pm.

You will be able to view their new facilities first hand, browse their shop, meet the animals in their care who are looking for new families. You will learn about their tremendous fund raising effort and be able to support their cause. Cake and drinks will be available on the day.

The centre is in beautiful surroundings, on the fringe of Strinesdale Country Park, Map


Smirnoff – another long stay little cat

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[SinglePic not found]Smirnoff is a very timid little cat who takes time to get to know you but is friendly once she realises that she won’t be hurt in any way.  She has come to our Stockport branch from the RSPCA’s Greater Manchester Animal Hospital.   As you can see from her photo she is struggling to cope with life. We are certain she has been abused previously. The branch is looking for a very specific home for little Smirnoff which has no other pets, no children and is a very quiet home as she is going to need to be allowed to come round in her own time.

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