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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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.

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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Milo – springer cross

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milo-springer-x-lab-1 Milo is a springer spaniel crossbreed of about 4 or 5 years of age.   He is about the size of a springer spaniel although he may have some Labrador in his mix.   He loves people but is wary of other dogs so we are looking for home where he will be an only dog in the family.

Sadly, we think that poor Milo has not been socialised as a youngster and possibly kept in a confined space as he has marks on his muzzle and front feet.   He will need an experienced family who are confident with dogs who need to gain in confidence with other dogs they meet.

His new family must be prepared to take him to training classes where he will meet other dogs in a controlled setting.   Time and patience will probably be all that is needed for this boy to blossom in the wonderful family dog he was meant to be.

If you would like to learn more about Milo and his needs please ring Pat on 07811404346

Clyde – Old Frenchie

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clyde-frenchie-old-boy This is Clyde, a French Bulldog,  who has come to the branch to find a caring retirement home.   As an older boy he hasn’t many teeth, is a little short sighted and may be almost deaf.

As you may be able to guess he will need an understanding home as an only dog.   A quiet life is all that this little dog needs now.

If you would like to learn more about Clyde and his needs please ring Pat on 07811404346

Bank Holiday information and emergency numbers

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emergency-phone The following numbers may be useful over the National and Bank Holiday periods:-

Our National Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999

For injured stray animals – The Police (Greater Manchester Police Force Instructions) may call on the services of an emergency veterinary surgeon.  If you find an animal which is injured or has been involved in a road traffic accident, please telephone the police in the first instance and ask them to authorise this.

 Stray dogs – The RSPCA does not collect stray dogs.  They are the responsibility of your local authority and should be reported to their Dog Warden Service:  Tameside Dog Warden (Stray dogs Lost/Found): 0161 342 8355 (weekdays between 8am-4pm) 0161 334 0042 (between 4pm-8am, weekends and bank holidays). High Peak Dog Wardens: 0845 129 7 777 or 01298 28400

For horses or other livestock on highway, in Greater Manchester call the GM police or in the High Peak if unlikely to cause an accident please use the non emergency number: 101.  However, if the animal is likely to cause an accident ring 999.

For injured wildlife, if it is safe and practical, please take them to a local vet.  Please be aware that the National Control Centre (0300 1234 999) will often ask callers to call a local vet, if an officer is unavailable to get to an animal quickly, rather than leave an animal in distress. If the situation is urgent, please remain patient and hang on until they can answer your call.

Tameside Emergency Vets: Most veterinary practices offer a recorded message to direct you to their out of hours service or an alternative practice which they use such as Medivet Mossley 24 hours, or Petmedics Walkden: 0161 799 2299. Please have a pen and paper to hand when you ring.

Glossop emergency vets: Victoria Veterinary Practice provide emergency cover Tel: 01457 852367

Please be aware that the RSPCA’s Greater Manchester Animal Hospital, due to the current Coronavirus emergecy is closed to new clients is only accepting those who are already registered with them except in a life threatening emergency.   You now need to ring the hospital with your details to make an appointment as this will 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 them to make an appointment.  The number to ring is 0300 123 0711.

The PDSA also provides low cost treatment for animals whose owners live in an M post code area but again due to the Coronavirus is closed except for emergencies until further notice: PDSA, 7 Warwick Road South, Old Trafford, M16 0JW Tel: 0161 881 0222.  You must be in receipt of Housing (help with rent) or Council Tax benefit (support/ reduction) take proof of benefit and ID when you attend.


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rosie-shihtzu-x-yorkie This is Rosie.   She is a poppet.  Little Rosie loves people and gets on well with other dogs.   Although she is 10 years old she is still very lively and would love going on walks every day.

She does suffer from separation anxiety so we would like her to be in a home with another friendly dog as she does need company and all the time.

If you would like to learn more about Rosie please ring Pat on 07811404346


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Hello, my name is Poppy and I am looking for my new family.   My foster mum says that I am a very sweet little cat and very lovable.

So if you are looking for a friendly little kitty please think of me

Written on Poppy’s behalf by her fosterer.

Poppy may now be seen at Bowler’s Cattery where she went once she had recovered from her neutering operation.

Molly cat

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This gorgeous girl has overcome so much that she deserves to find the best home ever!   She came into foster with her  kittens in a very poor state.   She was terrified of everyone and everything.   We believe she has probably had multiple litters in the past, but thankfully we have now been able to ensure that this has come to an end.

Molly has slowly learned to trust humans and enjoys fuss and attention .   She has lived with other cats and is unfazed by them.   Although she is wary of dogs, she overly bothered by them.

Molly needs a home where she will be able to settle and find her feet in order to show how affectionate she has become.   A home where she can receive lots love, care and attention (something she has never had up until now)

Please send an email to arrange to meet this special girl.


Daisy long hair

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This is the very beautiful Daisy, who is 7 years old and has been a house cat all her life.  Her family have asked us to find her a loving new home due to a change in their circumstances including working long hours and leaving her alone for far too long.  Daisy will need regular grooming to keep her luxurious fur in good condition.

She will be happy to live as a house cat or be allowed to venture outside if you can offer her a safe environment to explore.

If you would like to meet her she can be seen at Bowler’s cattery.

Bramble and Bracken – Rehomed

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Bramble and Braken Bramble and Bracken have come to us to find a new home.

Sadly their owner is very ill and would love to know that her much loved dogs have found their forever new family.

They are friendly, happy 6 and 8 year olds who need a family home where they will be taken on lots of country walks and be included in everything that is going on.

Their mum has said that they love children but 5s and over only please.

We are also looking for a home where they won’t be left alone all day while everyone is out at work, and one within 1.5 hours driving distance from Greater Manchester.



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harriet-tuxedo Harriet is 8 years of age and would very much like to find a family to call her own.   She is a lovely friendly girl with a very pretty tuxedo coat.

If you would like to meet her at Bowler’s cattery please ring 07432 709198 to make an appointment.

Daisy – Rehomed

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daisy-9-yr-kitty Daisy is an older girl who came to branch when her owner could no longer care for her.   She is about 9 years old and would love to find her forever family.

If you would like to meet her at Bowler’s cattery please ring 07432 709198 to make an appointment.


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beans-cat Beans is another Tuxedo girl who is about 2 years of age.   She would love a new family to offer her a forever home.

If you would like to meet her at Bowler’s cattery please ring 07432 709198 to make an appointment.

Henry – Rehomed

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henry-cat Henry came to the branch to find a new home a few weeks ago.    As a plain black cat of about 5 years of age he has been overlooked time and time again.

If you could give this lovely, friendly, ebony kitty a loving new home please contact Bowler’s cattery on 07432 709198 to make an appointment.

Bubbles – Reserved

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bubbles-cat This is our pretty Bubbles.   She is what the Americans call a little Tuxedo kitty who is a very friendly little girl who is just about 2 years old.   Her scatty kitten days are over but she still loves to play.

If you would like to meet her at Bowler’s cattery please ring 07432 709198 to make an appointment.



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whiskas-cat This is the lovely Whiskas, although perhaps he should have been called Poirot as he has such a large moustache.   Whiskas is about 6 years of age and would like a loving new family to call his own.

If you would like to meet him at Bowler’s cattery please ring 07432 709198 to make an appointment.

Buddy – Rehomed

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buddy-cat Buddy is a 3 year old boy who is looking for his forever family.   He is a lovely, friendly kitty who just needs a home to call his own.

If you would like to meet him at Bowler’s cattery please ring 07432 709198 to make an appointment.


Cory kitty and his friend Tango – Both Rehomed

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cory-kitty Meet lovely Cory, who has come to the branch to find a new home due to his owner’s change of circumstances.    He came into care with his friend

tango-cat Tango who would also like a loving new home.   They are about 2 years of age and can be seen at  Bowler’s cattery please ring 07432 709198 to make an appointment.

Ginger mum – Rehomed

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ginger-mum Now mum has successfully reared her family she will be ready to find her forever new home once she has been neutered.   She will need regular grooming to help her keep her lovely locks tangle free.

If you would like to reserve this lovely young lady please ring Linda after 4.30pm to arrange to meet her 07825660463



September Kittens – All rehomed

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ginger-kittens We have kittens who have now had their initial vaccination and are ready to find their forever families.

As they are very young, will need feeding up to 4 times each day and can get up to all sorts of mischief they will need someone at home most of the time.   We are looking for adult only families or ones with children over 5 years of age.


Milly – Rehomed

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Milly Meet our Milly who is looking for a new family.   Very sadly her previous owner has died leaving her alone, she was rescued by one of our RSPCA inspectors and has now come to the branch to find her forever home.

Milly is a middle aged girl of about 8 or 9 years of age.   Her coat was very matted and she had to have a rather close shave.    Although she is quite a small dog probably about the size of a cockerpoo, she is very strong on the lead and will need time to learn how to walk nicely by your side.

As a result we are looking for an active home for little Milly where there is someone at home most of the time.

If you would like to find out more about Milly and perhaps arrange to meet her please ring Pat on 07811404346

Ben – Rehomed

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Ben Meet Ben, who is an older gentleman of 11.  Very sadly his old owner has died leaving Ben alone now.  We are  looking for an adult only home for Ben as he hasn’t lived with young children.

His kennel staff say he is a lovely friendly little dog, who enjoys his walks, although he will need to have his exercise increased gradually.

If you could offer Ben  carimg new home we’d love to hear from you.