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 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:
- Cat litter
- Kitten and adult cat food
- Puppy and adult dog 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.
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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 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.
For more photos and a short video continue
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.”
Samson is a smallish 8 year old Staffordshire Bull cross. He has come into our care through no fault of his own. He is a gentle older boy, who so far has been good with other dogs and people. He is not enjoying his life in kennels as he has been in another centre since February
William is just over a year old and is still very much a puppy who needs to get out and about, have new experiences and meet new people and animals. He loves people of all ages, although we would not rehome him to a family with small children under 12 years of age simply due to his size and strength.
As a typical German Shepherd, he needs to work his brain as well as his body, and with the right people in his life he will soon become a shining example of his breed. William is very clever and will quickly become top of his class at his training school.
Ideally, his adopters should have experience of German Shepherds or similar working breeds.
Ali is a male kitten approx 12 weeks old. He was found in a carrier in an alleyway at the back of houses, hence his name. Ali is a lovely kitten who is now ready for a comfy knee to curl up on
For further details ask for Gail
Alfie is still only a baby he has been estimated as under 1 year old. He is currently in a foster home where they cannot believe just what a big soft thing he is. His fosterers have described him as a lovely gentleman, but he does snore and drools. Alfie is house trained and is currently being walked on a head collar which stops him from pulling. When he sees another dog he does get excited and forgets how big he is so he does need some training classes, but he is very clever and does soon learn.
Alfie needs someone who is used to big dogs, and is prepared to carry on with his training. He is just a big cuddly bear who needs a family who will show him plenty of love and he will certainly give lots back.
Although we have found new homes for a couple of our baby rabbits the rest have moved to RSPCA Manchester and Salford branch
where they will be available soon. We currently have 7 baby rabbits in our care. We have 3 white and the other 4 are a tan variation. These little cuties were all being kept as house rabbits
We have several adult male and female rabbits who are all neutered and vaccinated and longing to meet their forever families. They are currently enjoying life in their foster home but really need those special someones in their lives.
Chloe is a 2 year old little cat who is looking for an outdoor home perhaps in a barn or around your stables. She will make sure that the mice won’t be eating their fill in your feed store and will enjoy living free. Alternatively, as she is currently living in a foster home where she is litter trained but she is very frightened of humans touching her or moving too quickly, she could possibly live mostly in a home but where she will be left to her own devices and where she will be allowed to come and go when she pleases once her once she’s served her compulsory 4 – 6 week sentence.
Chloe originally came into branch care from a local vet where she had been rescued by one of their clients along with her kittens. At first, probably because she was nursing her little ones she appeared quite friendly but once she had weaned them she began to show her more feral nature. She has now spent several months hiding under her foster carer’s sofa, only coming out to play and eat during the night.
Little Chloe has been neutered but had to be trapped (see her photo) to get her to the vet for her operation. She is now back under the sofa but longing to spend time outdoors.
If you would like to adopt Chloe and are prepared to keep feeding her and making sure she is safe we’d love to hear from you. Please email or leave a message on our answerphone and we’ll get back to you with more details about our feral adoption scheme.
First posted 20.7.18
Little Poppy has been staying at her owner’s grown up son’s home in Openshaw for her holidays. Sadly, she went missing on Friday 31st August 2018.
If you have seen this frightened little dog who doesn’t know the area and may be making her way back to her own home in Droylsden, or if you have rescued her from a busy road and taken her in to keep her safe please ring her distraught holiday carer on 07498615870
Autumn is the last remaining Lurcher cross puppy. She did have a new home but unfortunately the family had a change in circumstances and decided it would not be fair to take on a puppy. Autumn is 8 weeks old and is full of life and mischief.
She is looking for a home where there is someone at home most of the day and one with or without children over 5.
Poppy and Oscar are Cavalier King Charles Spaniels of 5 and 6 years of age. They came into branch care through no fault of their own but due to a change in their family’s circumstances.
Understandably they are a bit shocked by their sudden change of accommodation but their fosterer says they have settled down well and are beginning to show that they are lovely, friendly dogs.
As they have always lived together they need to meet a loving family willing to adopt them both.
The branch has volunteer fosterers who care for many of the dogs brought to us, so we do need people to make an appointment to meet the dog/dogs they are interested.
Please ring the branch and leave a message on our voicemail service or send us an email and we will get back to you.
Lady and Susie, who are now 8 years of age, were adopted from the branch as kittens. Sadly, their owner had to move into other accommodation and asked us to find them a home as she couldn’t take them with her.
These little cats would be happy to be rehomed together or separately so that they each would have all their new family’s attention.
If you would like to meet them and the other cats in branch care they can be seen at Bowler’s cattery
First posted 9.8.18
Jess is a lovely 1 year old girl, who loves to catch the cattery staff’s attention by calling out to them. She is afraid that they won’t have time to chat so she makes sure that they know she just wants a cuddle.
This little kitty must have been someone’s pet in her past life but when they moved she was left on her own.
If you are interested in giving Jess a forever home, please go along to Bowler’s Cattery to meet her.
Arthur is a lovely, gentle cat of about 4 years of age. He is a bit lost in the cattery as he is used to a lonesome life on the streets. We think that he has been well cared for in the past but, because his family couldn’t be traced, the RSPCA’s Animal Hospital in Salford sent him to us to be rehomed.
Arthur can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery
This is Tiger who’s feeling a little bit overwhelmed by his change of fortune. He has come to the branch from one of our inspectors to find a new home.
He is longing for a loving family to take him home.
If you are interested in meeting this chunky boy please go and visit him at Bowler’s cattery.
Lucy is a medium sized lurcher of about 3 years of age. She came to the branch in July, heavily pregnant and gave birth to 7 healthy puppies the following week. All her puppies have now been reserved and Lucy is hoping that she too will soon be offered a caring forever family home. She will be ready to go to live with her forever family soon.
This is what Lucy would say if she could talk
I’m Lucy and I haven’t had the best start in life. In fact, up until now, I don’t think it could be considered a life.
Anyway, things have changed, I have a soft comfy bed, as much food as I can eat, clean water and humans who speak softly to me. I was made to have several litters of pups but all that’s coming to an end. Iv just raised my last ever litter. I’m about 3 or 4 years old. I’m kind and gentle, although in my past I was made to chase and catch small furry animals so I need to learn that has to stop.
I desperately want to find a loving family who will love me and show me how life should be. They will need to be patient with me as I’m quite nervous of loud noises and scared of lots of things. My foster mum is helping me to overcome my fears and I am getting better by the day. I love other dogs and can play chase with them for hours. I just need a second chance.”
If you would like to meet Lucy please don’t hesitate to make and appointment by contacting the branch.
Sooty is a black female adult cat who was rescued from a life on the streets by one of the RSPCA’s Animal Collection Officers.
Little Sooty love being cuddled and meeting everyone as despite her previous hardship she still loves attention and would dearly like a forever new home of her own.
If you would like to meet her she can be seen at Bowler’s cattery
Oscar is a 3 year old semi long haired tabby and white cat who is extremely friendly with everyone he meets. Oscar just wants to come to visitors for lots of cuddles.
His striking coat will need regular grooming but this is something that Oscar loves to have done. So lots of bonding time can be spent keeping this lovely boy spic and span and knot free.
Oscar can be seen at Bowler’s Cattery
James is an adult cat who came to the branch via the RSPCA’s Greater Manchster Animal Hospital where he had been taken by one of our inspectors as his family had simply left him all alone when they moved elsewhere.
Despite his ordeal James is still a very friendly cat who loves attention and purrs like a steam engine when he’s happy to meet you.
If you would like to meet this lovely boy don’t hesitate to go to Bowler’s Cattery.
Please look out for this little cat who has been missing in Tintwistle.
This is a great event for all dog owners and those interested in adopting a new dog or puppy. Everyone welcome.
As this is a first joint venture each class will be just £1 to enter.
The Best in Show competition is just for the winners of each previous class and is free to enter.
Tombola, information and other pet stalls will be there on the day.
Judge to be announced.