IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE GSPCA - Hot Cars Kill Dogs & with social distancing queues you could be some time

Submitted by Steve on 11:13, 11th Apr, 2020 | 0

With a stunning day again in Guernsey and hot weather the GSPCA has had a number of reports from concerned members of the public that have seen dogs locked in cars during and we want to remind all pet owners of the real dangers to their pets.

The GSPCA team have already been out to a number of vehicles with reports of dogs locked inside with little or no ventilation.

With the warm weather and direct sunlight, dogs in cars are potentially in a situation where you could kill your pet if it is left, regardless of the situation.

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GSPCA precautions and response to Coronavirus and Important Information to Boarding Customers

Submitted by Steve on 12:06, 4th Mar, 2020 | 0

In relation to Coronavirus - Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) or Covid-19 the GSPCA is closely following the advice from the States of Guernsey ( https://www.gov.gg/coronavirus ) which as of the 4th March 2020 on their website states -

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Utterly Butterly helps out an Oiled Guillemot but keep you eyes peeled along the coast & Sand Eel appeal

Submitted by Steve on 16:06, 27th Feb, 2020 | 0

Over the weekend we had two oiled guillemots one of which was not the normal black crude oil but rather palm oil which is more often seen in clumps and a danger to dogs eating it when out on a walk.

The continued stormy weather has caused many sick and injured seabirds and at the GSPCA we have helped everything from cormorants to gannets and had many reports of those that have been sadly washed up deceased for various reasons.

To donate to the care of these birds please visit www.paypal.me/DonateGSPCA   

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GSPCA Advice As High Winds Continue

Submitted by Steve on 11:51, 10th Feb, 2020 | 0

Bad weather and extreme winds means it is difficult for hedgehogs and wild birds to feed normally, and young seal pups can easily be separated from their mothers.

Below is some advice on what you can do if you find an injured animal, but please remember we have a 24 hour emergency service and our number is 01481 257261.

If possible, contain the animal before calling - see our capture and boxing advice below.

Capture and boxing

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Choosing the right puppy and welfare advice from the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 16:03, 28th Aug, 2019 | 0

If you're thinking of getting a puppy, it's important to do your homework first. GSPCA Welfare & Behaviour Manager Lorna Prince shares this guidance which was put together in association with other animal welfare groups, Defra and the British Veterinary Association to help prospective owners choose the right puppy for them:

1. Carry out your research first. Different dogs have different needs and temperaments depending on, for example, their age, breed, health status, gender, and past experiences. A vet will also be able to give you information and advice on this.

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GSPCA urging islanders to help hedgehogs in the hot weather

Submitted by Steve on 21:59, 2nd Aug, 2019 | 0

The GSPCA has been kept extremely busy with hundreds of animals arriving each month but one of the main casualties has been dehydrated and very poorly hedgehogs.

In just 3 hours on Friday evening 4 hedgehogs arrived 3 of which were extremely dehydrated, flat and thin for their age and size with the fourth pictured not so dehydrated but still very thin and covered in ticks.

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Spring advice from the GSPCA with the many baby birds being seen and found around Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 16:16, 26th Apr, 2019 | 0

With Spring well underway the GSPCA are asking Islanders to please be mindful of the many fledglings popping up around the Bailiwick. 

The GSPCA would like to remind that as a general rule, it is best to leave baby birds alone.

A baby bird has a greater chance of survival in the wild than it has being hand-reared by man as they learn to fend for themselves and how to forage for food by their parents.

Around 2 weeks after hatching young birds in your Bailiwick garden usually leave the nest, just before they learn how to fly.

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Happy Easter from the GSPCA & an IMPORTANT Message please keep your pets safe this Easter - chocolate can kill your beloved pet

Submitted by Steve on 10:28, 21st Apr, 2019 | 0

Be aware this weekend you could be putting your pet at risk at Easter if you feed your pet chocolate intended for people or they manage to find those carefully hidden from the children.

Across the Bailiwick we are all stocking up Easter eggs and chocolate as gifts for family and loved ones, but the GSPCA has an important message for pet owners.

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Channel Island seal pups still under intensive care at the GSPCA - see here to donate to their care

Submitted by Steve on 17:54, 1st Dec, 2017 | 0

For nearly two weeks Trevor and Temperance the Channel Island seal pups have been at the GSPCA.

Both pups are still in intensive care and receiving around the clock treatment and feeds.

Trevor at only 11.5kg from Jersey and Temperance the Guernsey seal pup rescued from Beaucette Marina at only 11kg are in an adjoining enclosure and both are currently cared for at the intensive care seal unit in the GSPCA wildlife building.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “Both pups continue on rehydration fluid feed and are under heat lamps and intensive care at the GSPCA.”

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Jersey and Guernsey seal pups cared for together for the first time - please donate to their care

Submitted by Steve on 18:12, 21st Nov, 2017 | 0

Today a grey seal pup rescued in Jersey on Sunday at just 11.5kg has just arrived at the GSPCA in Guernsey.

Trevor as the 2 week old pup has been named has joined Temperance of a similar age at the GSPCA seal unit in Guernsey.

Both pups are around a quarter the weight they should weigh and both very weak so are in intensive care at the GSPCA.

The Jersey pup was rescued by the local branch of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue and was discovered severely underweight at L’Etacq.

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