Welcome to the RSPCA Tameside & Glossop Branch

Cats and Dogs

The Tameside and Glossop branch of the RSPCA
Wishes you a very happy 2022


The branch is separate from the parent charity (National RSPCA) and run entirely by unpaid volunteers.  THE BRANCH SUPPORTS OUR INSPECTORS by taking in dogs and cats which they have rescued.  We fund their care in kennels, catteries or foster homes and any veterinary fees which can sometimes run into thousands of pounds. Once the animals are fit and healthy we actively seek to match them with a suitable family who will provide them a new home and future. Animals which come into our care have often experienced cruelty, accidents and injury or abandonment. Whilst we are restricted at the branch level in the type of animal we can provide care for, the National RSPCA actively rescues pets, wildlife and farm animals.

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News about the puppies abandoned outside the Greater Manchester Animal Hospital May 2021

Coronavirus 2019 – Please be aware that the RSPCA’s Greater Manchester Animal Hospital, is now only open for emergencies.   You will now need to ring the hospital with your details to make an appointment to avoid a packed waiting room and queue at the door.  This is to protect pet owners themselves and the staff working in the hospital.  You will need to ring the hospital to make an appointment to see a vet while the emergency lasts and the number to ring is 0300 123 0711.  Bowler’s Cattery where many of our cats are privately boarded is currently closed to protect visitors and staff alike.  Once the current Covid 19 tier reduces they will again open from 11am and close at 3pm but visitors will still have to make an appointment and it will be essential to bring your own masks and gloves.  Please send an email for our perfect match form and details of our adoption process.


As with many other charities we are not able to organise or run fund raising events to help keep us solvent due to COVID-19 restrictions including delays in opening our joint venture charity shop in Glossop.   However, all is not lost and if you shop on line for anything please just follow the links below so that we will receive a small amount each time from the companies without it costing you more.

SHOPPING FOR GIFTS FOR YOURSELF OR OTHERS? WANT TO HELP THE RSPCA?  As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases

SHOPPING FOR ANYTHING FROM HUNDREDS OF STORES AND WANT TO HELP THE BRANCH? If you follow this link to EASYFUNDRAISING the branch will get commission on every item you buy with no extra cost to you!

Advice on walking someone else’s dogsee this link

If you have an emergency out of hours numbers can be found – HERE

Local Dog Warden contact details Tameside Dog Wardens – During office hours ring the call Centre on 0161 342 8355. Outside office hours Tel: 0161 770 2222 Glossop Dog Wardens – The Dog Warden service operates Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm. Tel: 0345 129 4870 found dogs in High Peak and Tameside are transferred to Manchester Dogs’ Home tel: 0844 504 1212

Lost and found pages can be found HERE 

Volunteering Vacancies:

FUNDRAISING VOLUNTEERS – We need volunteers to help raise much needed funds – as an independent charity we do not receive any money from the government, local authority, lottery or local funding agencies. We rely totally on the generosity of local people to continue our work – if you could help, even for only an hour, please follow this link – Fundraisers


FOSTERERS URGENTLY NEEDED – The branch needs people living in the Tameside and Glossop areas who can foster Cats, kittens, or dogs and puppies in their own homes. Read more about: Fostering branch animals

Volunteer foster families who are caring for our cats and kittens until they find caring new homes are in urgent need of DONATIONS OF KITTEN FOOD AND MILK, LITTER, BLANKETS & EQUIPMENT. If you would like to help you can donate via our food collection boxes in Sainsbury’s Denton store, Tesco Store and the RSPCA charity shop in Glossop or via our Amazon Wish List

IF YOU HAVE LOST OR FOUND A PET Animal Search UK is a completely free service relying on public donations only, and can be found HERE. Alternatively, Pets Located.com is free for those reporting a found animal and anyone wishing to log a lost pet is asked for a fee of £10+VAT to use the service for 12 months, which includes posting details of the lost pet online and on social media and the facility to create your own ‘lost pet’ poster, as well as giving access to the database of found pets. People should continue to check with local services such as dog wardens and vets if their pet becomes lost. The RSPCA also recommends microchipping animals as one of the best ways of being reunited with a pet if it goes missing. You can find out more at www.petslocated.com You can also register your pet’s details with the branch via this website or our facebook pages

GREAT NEWS! You can now raise 4% for us – for free – when you shop instore at Sainsbury’s! To simply request your Everyday Shopping Card visit RAISE WITH SAINSBURYS, top up your card and shop at any Sainsbury’s – it couldn’t be easier

Our latest success stories can be found HERE

Our grateful thanks to: the very generous customers of Sainsbury’s Denton and Tesco in Glossop who donate food and cat litter in our collection bins. Everyone who donates food, cat litter and equipment from our Amazon Wish list to help our animals in care, who are waiting for new families to call their own. RSPCA Tameside and Glossop Branch is self funding so we rely entirely on the generosity of the public. Without the support, time Volunteered, Fundraising and Donations  from local people we wouldn’t be able to help so many Tameside and Glossop animals in need. Thank you! Please look through our website to find out more about the branch, our animals and how you can help. Just let your cursor hover over any of the items on the menu bar (above) for drop down lists to find out more about the branch eg: ‘news’ to read about the work of the branch, when an animal has been rehomed and other related news of interest. You can read more about the branch here.

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