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Submitted by Steve on 16:18, 22nd Jan, 2016 | 0
The GSPCA has been situated in the heart of Guernsey in the Parish of St Andrews since 1929.
The GSPCA site has transformed over the years and especially in recent years with the kennels being rebuilt in 2005 and the new multi purpose animal welfare building in 2016.
The Animal Shelter helps in excess of 3000 animals every year that come though the doors, but there are many more supported by the work we do.
Last year the GSPCA teamed up with St Andrews Floral Group who have been helping transform the site for visitors and the animals not only on site but also in our care.
They have been looking to source funding and the have already received donations from the Co-op Eco Fund and Situations Recruitment totaling an amazing £2400 which is going towards planting trees, improving the biodiversity of our site and habitat for wildlife, as well as enriching the environment for the animals in our care.
One such item is outside our new rehoming cat section on the west side with troughs which have a variety of plant life to attract birds and insects as well as improving the bank facing to this area. Cats love to see a variety of movement as well as having additional privacy and extra protection from the wind which is just one part of a much larger plan to improve the whole site here at the GSPCA.
St Andrews Floral Group have already organised a number of groups to come and assist in the work including the Probation Service, students from Elizabeth College, staff from the Royal Bank of Scotland, their many volunteers and we have many more attending in the coming weeks.
We must also make a special mention and thank you to Nigel Clarke from Queux Patio Plants who has donated so much of his own time, as well as donating all the hedging trees through his Green Legacy Project and ensured all the trees are allergy free which will help children and adults that visit the Shelter.
The plans and work don't just include improving the outside areas of plant life, the many wishes to raise funds include improving the pond area, the Memorial Garden and also work within the facilities to recondition and rebuild the units and areas used to rehabilitate the wildlife rescued around Guernsey which makes up for more than 1500 animals and birds that come through the doors.
Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "We are so grateful to the St Andrews Floral Group for all of their effort, hard work and support in helping us improve the GSPCA site for both wild animals and those in our care, as well as the visitors."
"Our focus is always rescuing, caring for, rehabilitating, rehoming and releasing the thousands of animals that we help every year and it is often challenging to develop and care for the grounds so to have support of the St Andrews Floral Group is fantastic."
"Not only is Ann and the team from St Andrews Floral Group helping us with our grounds, they are looking to source funding to help renew our wildlife facilities and bring many groups and businesses together to help with the work."
"Already £2,400 has been donated from the Co-op Eco Fund and Situations Recruitment which we are hugely grateful and has already started to make an amazing difference."
"One of the most recent items are the new plants and trough on the west side of the new cat rehoming area that provided stimulation from the birds and insects they attract to the added privacy and protection from the wind."
"We have already seen the benefits of the new plants with many of the cats spending hours watching their movements and visitors to them."
"There are many more ways we are trying to develop our site and to see some you can visit our Wish List."
To see the GSPCA Wish List please click here.
To find out more about the St Andrews Floral Group please go to http://www.standrewsguernseyinbloom.org/
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.
To donate to Bonnie the grey seal pup please call 01481 257261, pop along to the Animal Shelter in St Andrews, by post or by clicking the link below.
We will of course keep you up to date with Bonnie's progress and keep your eyes open for pictures and videos.
If anyone see's a pup with or without a mum we really do appreciate a call so that we are aware of its location and condition but here is some advice.
A healthy pup looks like a big, stuffed maggot without a neck. However, a thin pup looks sleek (but not bony) and has a visible neck, like a healthy dog.
PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH THE SEAL. They can give a nasty bite, which will become infected by bacteria that live in a seal’s mouths.
Note: Do not allow dogs or other animals to harass a seal.
If a Seal is scared back into the water, it could then be washed out to sea by strong currents and be lost. You should not put a seal pup back in the sea as it may get into difficulty.
If a Seal pup is sick, thin or injured then we would ask you to contact the GSPCA immediately on 01481 257261 day or night
When reporting an injured, sick or abandoned seal to the GSPCA, please make sure you are able to supply the following information:
- Exact location; nearest town / village
- Position on the beach, and state of the tide
- How long you have observed the pup; any disturbance / risk to it; whether the mother has been seen
- Any wounds / obvious signs of illness
Caution:- Handling of any animal either domestic, wild, dead or alive may be potentially hazardous. Obvious dangers include bites, scratches and general hygiene issues. Common sense should be applied in all instances and, if unsure, seek additional advice or assistance. Personal hygiene should be taken into consideration after handling any animal, whether it’s domestic, wild, dead or alive.
To see some of the previous stories follow the links below
Seal Rescue to Save Jethou Bumblebee 25th November 2012
Hanois the grey seal pup rescued on Saturday by GSPCA staff 7th January 2013
The Rescue of Trinity the Seal Pup 9th January 2014
To find out how you could help during the GSPCA Purple Week between 11th and 14th, for more details please click here.
To see all of our events, links and fund raisers please click here
To sponsor the many animals in our care please download an Angel Pen Pal & Slovakian Puppy Appeal form by clicking here.
To make a donation please click here
To donate towards the many animals in our care, you can do so by:
Calling: 01481 257261
By post or popping in the Shelter: GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey, GY6 8UD
Or our Paypal page by clicking the link below
Our Just Giving Page by clicking here.
Or why not become an Angel Pen Pal Sponsor and give each month to help animals in our care by clicking here.
For your business to become a Corporate Angel Pen Pal sponsor please click here.
If you could help towards or new multi purpose building please click here to find out about the Build Partner programme.
If you are looking to adopt an animal and to complete an adoption form please click here.
If you would like to fund raise or help the GSPCA please contact the GSPCA on 01481 257261 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
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.