Below are just a few of the projects that the GSPCA are looking for funding or support. If you would like to help fund or contribute towards these please get in touch with GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne on 01481 257261 or email stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg

URGENT APPEAL – As our 20 year old Commercial Dryer sadly passes can you help us with a new machine at the GSPCA

At the GSPCA our current Commercial Dryer has sadly, after more than 20 years passed over to laundry heaven as parts are no longer available to maintain the old girl.

For over 2 decades this work horse has tirelessly tumbled for 365 days a year drying 1000’s of dog beds, blankets, towels and sheets to enable the animals in our care to have dry and clean bedding.

We have been shopping around and to replace the machine and fitting will cost £3,500 and the GSPCA are appealing for help.

Maybe your business or you could donate to this much needed and essential piece of equipment.

To donate to help replace and purchase a new Commercial Dryer please visit - www.paypal.me/DonateGSPCA and quote ‘Dryer’ with your donation, or by calling 01481 257261

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “It has been very sad that after 2 decades our commercial dryer has sadly tumbled for it’s last time.”

“It is truly incredible to think of the hundreds of thousands of blankets, towels, clothes and beds that would have assed through the very old dryer and currently we having to run wet washing to a local laundry firm to help dry it which is not only time consuming it is also an expensive way to dry all that is needed to be washed on a daily basis.”

“We are appealing for help with a new Commercial Dryer due to the large numbers that need to be dried daily and will cost including fitting £3500.”

“It would be amazing if a business or person would like to sponsor this much needed and essential piece of equipment and if anyone can help please do call me on 257261 or email stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg .”

“Every penny donated to the GSPCA helps make a huge difference from keeping the animals clean, dry and warm to caring for the equipment that looks after them.”

“We have a wish list page and amazon wish list full of items we are in need of but it is a Commercial dryer at the top of the list currently.”

First Ever Wildlife Hospital & 10 Year Redevelopment Plans

The GSPCA were founded in 1873 and have been on our current site since 1929.

Many of our buildings date back as far as the 1950s and we have in 2018 we revised our 10 year redevelopment plan and need your support.

With the new animal welfare laws in Guernsey and the age of the buildings, we need to ensure that we are leading an example on how animals should be kept now and in the future.

We have already completed the first phase of a 10 year plan to rebuild 5 areas of the GSPCA in a single two storey building which has cost £1,300,000.  This is the biggest rebuild we have ever undertaken.

We are now focused on the 2000+ wild animals and birds that come into our care and are looking for support with our next huge project which in the first ever Wildlife Hospital in the Channel Islands and to find out more and to become an exclusive Build Partner please click here.

To see more about our Wildlife Hospital plans please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/gspca-dlm-architects-launch-design-and-build-campaign-new-gspca-wildlife-hospital

This is the next stage of build, we have plans in the future to hopefully rebuild many of the other structures on site for visitors and animals and if you are interested in getting involved please do get in touch.

Update the flooring in the GSPCA Kennels

We recently had to completely refloor 31 of our kennels split in 5 sections due to structual issues. If you or your business would like to sponsor one of these sections please do get in touch.

Please call 01481 257261 or email stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg for more details

To donate towards our kennel floor appeal please click here www.paypal.me/DonateGSPCA

GSPCA Ambulance & Rescue Vehicle

At the Shelter we operate an animal rescue service 24 hours 7 days a week.  To provide this we have a GSPCA Ambulance thanks to the Itex Rotary Walk 2013 and a second donated in 2018 by Novamotion which are used by the Animal Collection Staff and Volunteer Night Wardens.  Due to the use of the GSPCA Shelter vehicles there is a need of a reserve and replacement animal ambulances to help provide this service such as a minivan or electric van which would be ideal for the tight lanes we often have to drive through and running costs.

New Tortoise Enclosure

We have 9 resident tortoise that enjoy the grounds at the GSPCA and we are currently looking to build a larger area for them to exercise and entertain our visitors.  Before this can be built the area where it will be built needs a new retaining wall to replace an ageing section which will cost £1100 and to build the enclosure will cost a further £500. To help us build a lovely new area for the tortoise and make safe the area where this bank is please do get in touch.

Memorial Garden & Chapel of Rest

Currently the team are working hard to open our Memorial Garden and Chapel of Rest. If you would like to support some of the items in this project to help the many bereaved pet owners we help through their loss then please check out the list below and get in touch –

·         3 Hardwood Benches £400 each. Total £1200

·         6 Specimen trees for large planters £50 each. Total £300

·         3 Tree ferns £100 each. Total £300

·         1 Memorial granite heart with inscription for centre-piece. Total £400

·         50 Additional plants for shade and sensory garden area £10 each. Total £500

·         4 Tonne bags of stone dust for access path £45 each. Total £180

·         6 Sleepers for landscaping £30 each. Total £180

·         Felt for roof of Chapel of Rest. Total £70

·         Flooring for Chapel of Rest. Total £130

·         Inner Walls & Paint for Chapel of Rest. Total £250

·         Lighting, heating & electrics for the Chapel of Rest. Total £500

·         Altar and furniture for the Chapel of Rest. Total £500

TOTAL £4510

Hedgehog Pens

Our current 100 hedgehogs we have are kept in wooden pens and we have been looking to replce this with much more robust plastic pens. To replace all of the pens will cost approximately.

A block of 5 costs £1000 and we ideally need 20 blocks to cope with the numbers of hedgehogs that are in our care on an average day.

Small Animal and Wildlife Pens

Like the hedgehog pens we would love to update our facilities and if you are interested in supporting this work please do get in touch.

Open A Charity Shop / Pop Up Charity Shop

We now have a charity shop on site but we continue to look for premises to set up a satellite charity shop. With increases costs a charity shop would help bring income to support the Animal Welfare work we do every day to help care for the animals of Guernsey.

To run the GSPCA we have to raise £2000 a day to help rescue, rehabilitate, reunite strays, rehome and release wildlife back to the wild over 3,000 animals a year.

If you have a premises and would be happy for the GSPCA to occupy it for a short or long period of time as a charity shop, please get in touch with the GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne.

Support with our Sponsorship Scheme For Kennels/Cattery/Small Animals

We have launched our Angel Pen Pal Sponsorship scheme which is a monthly giving scheme to help care for the many animals at the GSPCA.

We would love a partner to help promote and market this animal pen and kennel sponsorship initiative.

We would love to find the following sponsorship to help promote this scheme -

Leaflets & posters - £1000

Leaflet holders and advertisement - £800

Car stickers - £500

Plaque board and plaques - £500

Total £2300 + Marketing

To sponsor an animal pen, kennel or unit please download the form please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/angel-sponsorship-scheme-animals-needing-guernseys-everlasting-love

For corporate sponsors please visit - http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/how-your-business-can-help-gspca-corporate-sponsorship

The scheme is up and running, but we are looking for a sponsor to help promote, advertise and support the costs.  If you or your business is interested please do get in touch.

To find out more on how to sponsor a kennel, animal pen or the wildlife unit please click here to help support animals in Guernsey.

Rescue & Rehabilitation Equipment

At the GSPCA Animal Shelter we are always looking at renewing and replacing equipment to help rescue and rehabilitate animals.

Here are examples of equipment and their costs with postage -

Graspers (dog and cat) - £200

Feral cat traps - £220

Wildlife/Cat scales - £150

Dog/Seal scales - £250

Stretcher - £150

Safety Collars, leads & muzzles - From £5 each

Throw and walk net - £200

Heat pads - £20 each

Intensive Care Units - £500 each 

Summer Cabin - £2500

Board/Benches - £1500

Total – £4000

We would like to thank the Sure Community Foundation Grant for their help with a grant of £1000 towards the work of this project, St Andrews Floral Group for their help and Pet Tributes for their donation of £75.

Please contact Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager on 01481 257261 or email stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg for more details.

Amazon Wish List Items Online

The GSPCA always needs a variety of toys, equipment and feed which we occasionally source from Amazon due to the very economical prices. If you wanted to buy supplies directly for the GSPCA Animal Shelter then click on the link to Amazon below to find out what we need.

Before you do please ensure you are registered with Easyfundraising as you can donate without it costing you anything when you shop online. To find out more on Easyfundraising please click here.

When shopping online please check to see if you can help raise funds for the GSPCA through Easyfundraising and to find out more please click here.  It costs no extra and is an easy way to raise funds for the GSPCA when shopping online.

To make a donation from our Amazon Wish List please visit - 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/25MJPPDAGXHL1?type=WishList

Laptops, Phones & IT Equipment

With so many IT programmes used by the team at the GSPCA we are always looking for laptops, iphones and similar smart devices to help with our work around our site. If you can help please do get in touch.

Help us with our onsite Conservation Work with St Andrews Floral Group

The GSPCA and St Andrews Floral Group are appealing for help and support with the projects on site and with improving the wildlife rehabilitation facilities at the Animal Shelter.

Some of the projects include:

  • Improving the pond on site to make deeper sections and a pond dipping area for children
  • Improving the fields on site and moving soil
  • Making a new bank (pending planning permission)
  • Repairing a retaining wall
  • Tiling the seal and turtle wildlife rehabilitation area
  • Tiling the floor in the wildlife and hedgehog unit
  • Placing a new floor in the wildlife hospital area
  • Replanting the hanging baskets and planters around site
  • Planting hedging
  • Providing a picnic area
  • Improving the memorial garden
  • Putting bird nesting and box boxes around site
  • Building a larger pool for the seals and oiled birds
  • Putting path ways for visitors
  • Landscaping and much more.......

So far St Andrews Floral Group have managed to raise donations from Situations Recruitment, the Co-op Eco Fund and Men of the Tress, RSPB and we are hugely grateful to all involved and helped so far. Some of the volunteers that have helped on site at the GSPCA include Situations Recruitment, RBS, Elizabeth College, Waitrose, the Probation Service, RSPB, Northern Trust, Medical Specialist Group, staff from Quex Gardens and of course the St Andrews Floral Group volunteers as well as many, many others.

Much of this work is not only to help wildlife locally but we have been opening the site much more to visitors to enjoy.

If you would like to get involved or like to support us in improving the grounds or facilities you can email the GSPCA Manager stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg or Ann Wragg from St Andrews Floral Group a.hw@icloud.com

To see some of the previous stories of those that have helped with the projects so far please go to - http://www.gspca.org.gg/search/node/floral

If you would like to donate online please click the paypal link below and reference 'St Andrews Floral Group help the GSPCA' so we can allocate the funds to the project

www.paypal.me/DonateGSPCA

Some other ongoing wishes and projects -

 

  • We need panels to help keep the outside cat pens dry during wet weather days - £1500 
  • We would like to decorate the cat pen doors with flowers, insects and birds - £500
  • We would like a second cremation facility - £30,000
  • The next build phase will hopefully include reception, kennels, small animals, pet birds, reptiles, utility areas and much more
  •  Safety porches on some of our enclosures
  • Wlding and fixing some of our barriers
  • Update our disabled toilet and provide a baby change area
  • Painitn a large number of buildings
  • New fencing
  • Building a poultry area

 

Please help us make these dreams come true to help the 3000+ animals that come through our doors every year.