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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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.


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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


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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.

Fonzie – Lost 10.2.17

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lost-cat-fonzie Fonzie, a tabby and white cat has been missing from his home on 10-02-17. He is a domestic short hair neutered male.  missing from the Miller Street area of Ashton-under-Lyne.

He does not wear a collar, as he loses them within a day!  He has a few distinguishing features such as… his nose and paw pads are very pink, and each paw pad has a black mark on.  His eyes are big and green.  He has a triangle of white fur under his left ear.  He is very loving and timid and microchipped.

If you see Fonzie or have found him, or have any information, please ring his very worried family on 07874046949.




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zacgsdx3 Zac is a 2 year old German Shepherd cross.   This young man has not had a good start to his life.

zacgsdx4injured-leg Unfortunately his leg was broken when he went into the Animal Hospital and was very under weight, his owners did not come back for him.  He is living in a foster home where he is getting lots of TLC and has blossomed into a very handsome young dog.

Zac  needs a loving new home where someone is prepared to love Zac (including his leg) for his loving nature and his handsome good looks.

They say “Despite his background, Zac is perfectly house trained and such a loving young dog, who is learning what it is like to be a puppy.  He already knows several commands and is a pleasure to have as a house guest.  Zac has come on in leaps and bounds and is loved so much but he also gives a lot of love back.  Zac loves everybody

Sadly, it’s thought that due to his previous owners neglecting to take him to a vet when he broke his leg and our vets having to re-set the break, poor Zac’s leg will always look a little odd.  We are looking for family within easy traveling distance to one of our nominated veterinary practices in the Greater Manchester area as we will provide back up until he is given the all clear by our vets.

Zac is turning into a stunning looking boy who loves everyone he meets and turns heads wherever he goes.

We are looking for home with older children (teenagers) or an adult only home for Zac.

first posted 4.1.17


Teal – has a family coming to see her soon

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tealwilmslowlab1 Teal is an 8 month old working Labrador Retriever so she is quite a bit smaller and lighter in build than a show Labrador.

Unfortunately she has not been introduced to many things when she was a puppy so she is finding new experiences scary to her at the moment.

Teal will need a quiet home with no young children and another dog because she does enjoy the company of other dogs and a confident, calm companion will help her to learn that the world isn’t such a scarey place.

Fudge – Rehomed

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fudgepup1 Fudge is a 4 month old Bull breed type male.  He came in with his sister Choccy through no fault of their own.   Both pups are going to be large breed dogs and we would like people who have had larger breeds before to apply.

Fudge is the more confident one of the two and when tickles are going he will push his sister out of the way so we will not rehome Fudge and Choccy together.

Even though they are quite large pups you have to remember that they are still pups so will get up to puppy things.  Training classes are recommended to ensure that they learn their manners and become well socialised dogs.

Choccy – Rehomed

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choccypup2 Choccy is a 4 month old Bull breed type female.   She came in with her brother Fudge through no fault of their own.

They are going to be large dogs and we would like people who have had larger breeds before to apply.

Choccy is a little timid at the moment but we are sure she will soon come out of her shell.

Even though they are quite large pups you have to remember that they are still babies so will get up to puppy mischief.   Training classes are recommended to ensure that they learn their manners and become well socialised dogs.

Tessie – Rehomed

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tessstaffypup3 Tessie is a 4 month old Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Her picture makes her look quite big but she is really very small.

This young lady is currently in a foster home where she is living with another dog and getting on really well.   She is a quick learner and has already learned to sit.  Tessie is a very sweet little girl who just wants a cuddle but not her picture taken!

Elmo – Reserved

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elmospringer1 Elmo is a 4 year old Springer Spaniel.   This young man is not a typical Springer, when you first meet him he can be a little timid and his introduction will have to be done slowly.   Elmo is currently in a foster home where the fosterer has worked very hard with him, but he now needs a forever home with someone who can be with him most of the time, and can take him out for quite a few hours everyday. Elmo needs someone with time and patience to spend on him and a household with no small children

Tia – Rehomed

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tiapoodle1 Tia is a 2 year old Black Poodle who is full of life.   She is currently in a foster home where she is living with 4 other small dogs and is loving running around a playing with them.   She does enjoy a cuddle on the settee but also loves going out for a nice long walk, which she will need everyday with her only being young.

Jenny – Reserved

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judychih1 Jenny is a 7 month old Chihuahua.  This young lady is currently living in a foster home with 3 other dogs and 2 cats and they are all getting on really well.   Jenny was very spoilt in her previous home so is now having to join in with all the other dogs.   She walks well on her lead.   We will not rehome Jenny with very young children because she can be a little nervous sometimes


Lost Pekin Ducks – Donatelli and Birdie

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Donatelli and Birdie have wandered away from their new home in the Green Lane area of Hyde on Saturday 28th January 2017.  They are much loved by their family who are urging people to check their gardens and hedges in the area just in case they are in hiding.

If you find them and have a facebook account please message Sophie Spaul. Or, contact the branch.




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harvey1gsdx Harvey is a very handsome 2 year old German Shepherd cross Labrador.   He came into our care through no fault of his own.   This young man is a very gentle dog, does not react to other dogs, walks well on his lead and just loves to be with people.   In the short time we have had him he has become a favourite of many of the kennel staff

Belle – Rehomed

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bellestaffx2 Belle is a 4 year old Staffordshire Bull cross.   This young lady is very affectionate, she wants to be with you all the time.  We do not think she has had the best start in life, so now it is time for her to start to live because she certainly deserves it.   Belle walks well on the lead is very clean in her kennel so that would indicate she is house trained.

Belle is currently in a foster home as she was struggling in kennels and is proving to be a pleasure to live with.  Her foster family say “Belle will make a really lovely family dog”.


Snowy – Rehomed

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snowybengal Snowy is an 8 and a half year old, Snow Leopard, Bengal cat.  Whose family sadly asked us to find him a loving new home due to their increasing ill-health.

He is such a handsome gentleman that we know he will soon find his very special family who will offer him a forever new home.

Snowy can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery.


Rosie – Rehomed

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rosiecat Rosie who is thought to be about 3 years of age, has come to the Branch from our Greater Manchester Animal Hospital.  Her original owners wanted to sign her over  along with her 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.

Rosie is loving the individual attention she is now getting at the boarding cattery and is really looking forward to finding her forever family.

Rosie can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery.