Submitted by Steve on 09:20, 14th Feb, 2018 | 0

On this day 145 years ago a group of caring souls that decided that an organisation was needed in Guernsey to stop the neglect and cruelty to animals in Guernsey was formed with a focus on education and supporting the community.

From those humble beginnings in 1873 around 6 generations ago it is unlikely that those founding volunteers would believe the journey the GSPCA would face and how far we would come.

Today on the 14th February 2018 the GSPCA celebrate 145 years and on our founding day and this Valentines Day could you help our birthday wishes come true.

There are many ways to support our work and here are a few ideas using the numbers of 1 4 5.

£1.45p or a penny for every year – By donating £1.45 you could help feed and worm one of our 80+ hedgehogs at the GSPCA or feed one of the dogs in for a home today.

To donate online please visit - www.paypal.me/DonateGSPCA

£14.50 or 10p for every year – By donating £14.50 you could help feed all of the cats looking for a home on our birthday or help feed Temperance the seal pup for 2 days.

£145.00 or £1 for every year – By donating £145 you can help us carry out an operation on one of the animals in our care. Our vet fees costs £1000’s every month and we never know when we rescue a sick or injured animal when they will need an operation or complicated vet care.

£1,450.00 or £10 for every year – By donating £1450 and an extra £1.61 you can help us refloor one of our kennels which will then last for decades.  In the next few months we are looking to put new floors down in our kennels and we are appealing for support to help with this huge project. We help around 200 stray dogs a year, find 30 to 50 dogs new homes, help dogs in emergency situations, rescue dogs that have been neglected or cruelly treated, house dogs for those on their holidays to mention a small selection of why dogs come to stay at the GSPCA.

£14,500.00 or £100 for every year – By donating £14,500 this could put new floors in 10 kennels or help pay for the running costs for the whole work of the Shelter for a week. With over 500 animals in our care and rescuing animals 24/7 as well as running 15 buildings at the GSPCA it costs around £2,000 a day to run the GSPCA.

£145,000.00 or £1,000 for every year – This to anyone this is a huge amount of money but this would help run the GSPCA for 3 months covering all costs 24 hours 7 days a week or would go a long way towards rebuilding some of our older buildings which some date back to the late 1940’s. We are always looking for Build Partners and if anyone would like to help with our Redevelopment & Rebuild projects then we would love to hear from them.

To donate to help us celebrate 145 years and the animals in our care at the GSPCA please visit - www.paypal.me/DonateGSPCA

Every penny helps make a huge difference but there other ways to gift or help support our work in helping prevent cruelty and promote kindness to animals.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “It is hard to believe 145 years ago today some caring souls thought that in Guernsey we needed a charity to help neglected animals and with the forethought to help educate and support the community to help prevent and stop cruelty to animals.”

“The GSPCA has such a rich history helping animals and in recent years have been humbled many times with recognition both locally and internationally for the work that is carried out 24/7.”

“All this week we are celebrating 145 years since we were founded with our GSPCA Purple Week and to find out how you can get involved please visit http://gspca.org.gg/blog/gspca-purple-week-starts-tomorrow-%E2%80%93-are-you-getting-involved ."

“Every penny helps make a difference and we wouldn’t exist without the community and there are many ways to support our work from checking out our Amazon Wish List to adopting an animal in need of a home.”

“We have highlighted some of the ways you can donate using the numbers 1 4 and 5 and one of the massive projects we have upcoming is reflooring our kennels and for £1,450 you can help us put a new floor in one of our 31 kennels we are looking to do over the next few months.”

“Another great way to regularly support our work is by becoming an Angel Pen Pal Sponsor which is a monthly giving scheme to support the many animals in our care.”

“We know many will be occupied today with their loved one’s but we would really appreciate some Valentines love for the animals in our care at the GSPCA.”

“There are many schools and businesses helping support our 145th year during our GSPCA Purple Week and we would love to hear from anyone interested in helping us help the animals of Guernsey.”

Here are some of the other ways to support our work -

To see some of the animals in need of a home please visit - http://gspca.org.gg/animals

To become an Angel Pen Pal Sponsor and support our work please visit - http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/angel-sponsorship-scheme-animals-needing-guernseys-everlasting-love

To visit our Amazon Wish List please visit - https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/25MJPPDAGXHL1?type=WishList

To see our main Wish List on our website please visit - http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/our-plans-wish-list

To see our opening hours please visit – www.gspca.org.gg/page/gspca-opening-visiting-times

We have guided tours next week, to find out more please visit - http://gspca.org.gg/services/guided-tours-gspca

To see our history please visit  http://gspca.org.gg/about

For more information please call 01481 257261 or email admin@gspca.org.gg

 

To donate via giving.gg to help animals at the GSPCA please click here

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If you would like to fund raise or help the GSPCA please contact the GSPCA on 01481 257261 or email stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg

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To see all of our events, links and fund raisers please click here

To find out how to volunteer for the GSPCA please click here

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To find out about guided tours at the GSPCA please click here

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To find out about our Events, how to become a Member, Sponsor an Animal Pen, our Wish List, Corporate Sponsorship & Volunteering, , our New Build & Redevelopment Appeal and much more please click here.

There are many ways to support the work of the GSPCA and you can even donate online by clicking the paypal link below.

Donate with JustGiving and PayPal

By post cheques payable to 'GSPCA' - GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey, GY6 8UD

Or by phone 01481 257261.

To find out more regarding our Angel Sponsorship Scheme please click here.

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To see a page full of items on our GSPCA Wish List please click here.

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To donate online to help the GSPCA please visit - https://giving.gg/donate/charity/2/Guernsey-Society-for-the-Prevention-of-Cruelty-to-A Share

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