The RSPCA is desperately appealing for a foster carer for a dog whose elderly owner has sadly passed away.
Ruby (pictured) is 14 years old and has been in kennels for five weeks while her owner was in hospital.
But a caring new home is now being sought for the dog.
RSPCA Tameside and Glossop said: "Because of Ruby’s advanced age, we are looking for a fosterer who will care for her until the end of her days. The branch will cover all veterinary costs and give her foster carers ongoing support."
Anyone who wants to find out more about fostering Ruby and lives in or very near the branch area so that Ruby can be seen by one of the RSPCA's local veterinary practices can get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or texting 07954 122481. You will be sent forms and information leaflets by post or by email.