Submitted by Steve on 15:57, 23rd Jan, 2021 | 0

As we are all adjusting to the latest lockdown in Guernsey the GSPCA as an essential service is operating for animals in need but please do not come to the Shelter unless it is an emergency and please call us on 01481 257261 before your visit to speak to a member of the team to ensure we minimise any risks and explain our social distancing procedures in place.

The GSPCA has taken rapid steps and have continued working in a safe manner since before the start of the pandemic and we want to ensure we are here for the animals and community we serve.

All events, dog training and non essential services have ceased at this time and will be reviewed inline with States of Guernsey recommendations.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We have been working with many safety procedures in place due to our frontline work and today that has been heightened due to news of lockdown.”

“Throughout the pandemic we have had social distance measures in place and we now have reverted to additional procedures we had back in March of last year.”

“We are only operating with essential staff and volunteers and we are working to ensure we provide the care and emergency service required 24/7.”

“It is extremely important you do not visit the GSPCA at this time unless essential and please call before your visit on 257261 to speak to a team member so we can discuss procedures and see if we can resolve the enquiry without having to visit.”

“Our ambulance service is still operating but only call them out in case of an emergency and we will be operating with social distancing and will be using appropriate protective clothing.”

“For those looking to adopt you can still fill in the online forms on our website and reserving animals for new homes, but we are not rehoming at this time and will review on a daily basis.”

“All dog training and events are postponed at this time and will of course keep everyone up to date.”

“For those with an essential reason to visit the GSPCA you will find a video doorbell to ring at the front of reception where we have sanitiser and other items to help with the hand over of any sick or ill animals and please follow the instructions from the team respecting social distancing.”

“You can email any queries on but please be patient with us at this difficult time.”

“With such difficult times we really need your support and to donate to our work and the care of these seals and other animals please call 01481 257261, at the GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey GY6 8UD or online .”

“To help ensure we can help animals 24/7 why not become a regular sponsor to help animals like the seal pups especially during these extremely difficult days and to find out more please visit .”

“Our #GSPCAPurpleWeek is taking place between the 12th and 19th February but it looks like it may well be a lockdown event but here are a few ideas to support our work .”

“We really couldn’t do so much without your support and every penny really helps make a difference.”

“We worked through this once and we can do this again with our #GuernseyTogther will, mindset and thank you for your understanding.”

For the latest information from the States of Guernsey please visit

In line with States of Guernsey advice please DO NOT visit the GSPCA if have been outside of the Bailiwick of Guernsey in line with their advice or have any symptoms of Coronavirus and we continue visits to the Shelter for only essential reasons and to please call us on 01481 257261 or email before your trip to see if we can help without you coming to the Shelter. For the latest information and advice please visit

With huge challenges on our resources and a drop in income from boarding and donations please help us help animals in Guernsey with our #GSPCACoronavirusCrisisAppeal by donating online via -

During these difficult times help us help animals in need. From donating to Sponsoring a Pen, Buying a Brick for the much needed Wildlife Hospital to our Amazon and main page Wish List, holding a mufti day to a sponsored Christmas dip, here are some of the ways you could help give animals joy.




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