Submitted by Steve on 00:49, 10th Mar, 2017 | 0

Last month GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne met a lovely young man called Oscar Martin who had just turned 6 years of age.

Oscar who goes to Acorn House decided for his sixth birthday he would donate half of his birthday money to help the animals at the Animal Shelter in St Andrews.

Oscars favourite animals are kittens (at the moment) and when he came to make his very kind donation last month he got a behind the scenes guided tour to see the many animals and even some of the young cats at the GSPCA.

When we asked Oscar why he chose to do what he did to help the GSPCA he said "To help pets who don't have a home."

We also asked Oscar what he thought of his tour, and he responded with "Fantastic, although lots to understand."

Oscars parents said "After a friend of Oscar's did a similar thing for a Children's Charity Oscar asked lots of questions and decided for himself to do the same for the animals, especially as we have recently adopted a couple of kittens."

"We are so proud of him for doing it and following it through."

"Interestingly Oscar has just received another party invitation asking for the same thing so hopefully many local charities will soon benefit."

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We are so grateful to Oscar for his wonderful kind donation from his birthday gifts and a fantastic way to help the hundreds of animals in our care at the GSPCA.”

 “It really touches the hearts of the team here at the GSPCA when the next generation get involved with helping animals in Guernsey as in future years they will be the volunteers and those running the Animal Shelter and caring for the animals of Guernsey.”

"At the GSPCA we run special birthday guided tours and please do get in touch if you would like your party with us at the Shelter and meet many of the animals in our care."

“The parents of Oscar can be extremely proud of this young men and a huge thank you him and Happy Birthday from all of us at the GSPCA.”

“There are many ways to support the work at the GSPCA and we always love to hear from those that would like to get involved.”

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