Well done Ben and Steve on the Hel(l)vetia Challenge and thanks to all that donated

Submitted by Steve on 16:03, 25th Sep, 2020 | 0

Last month the Hel(l)vetia Challenge took place and 2 of the GSPCA took part and you can still donate by going to -

https://giving.gg/donate/event/6908/Sponsor-the-GSPCA-team-doing-the-Hellvetia-Challenge

or

https://my.race-nation.co.uk/sponsorship/entry/351250

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Advice on Feeding Hedgehogs and Wildlife without Attracting Rats

Submitted by Steve on 15:01, 25th Sep, 2020 | 0

At the GSPCA we are often asked about advice on feeding wildlife but how to not to attract rats and mice.

Hedgehogs are a hugely popular animal that many of us love to attract to our gardens as they often snack on unwanted visitors like slugs and snails.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We often get asked at the GSPCA how to deter rats while helping feed wildlife in the garden.”

“We have put together tips to help with helping hedgehogs and birds here in Guernsey while deterring or not attracting rats.”

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9th Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday a HUGE success thanks to all involved

Submitted by Steve on 16:50, 24th Sep, 2020 | 0

On Sunday 13th September 9 years to the day since the first ever Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday we held our 9th event.

With a beautiful day with just a gentle breeze the GSPCA saw a record breaking number of stall holders at our BIGGEST event of the year.

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GSPCA Meet the Candidates at the Environment Hustings and open invite to them to learn more about animal welfare challenges

Submitted by Steve on 13:43, 24th Sep, 2020 | 0

On the 8th September the GSPCA were invited along to the Environment Hustings to talk to the Candidates standing in the 2020 Election.

Steve Byrne GSPCA attended the event that took place at Les Cotils.

As it was the Environment Hustings the topics discussed were focused on the theme, but the GSPCA daily face a huge range of challenges. Some of these discussed included –

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Abandoned at Chouet check out Sam JR now in need of a home

Submitted by Steve on 10:36, 24th Sep, 2020 | 0

Meet one of our residents ‘Hi I’m Sam JR

I was dumped at Chouet tip, I couldn’t stand, my crown all burnt and I smelt pretty bad too! Matt Hill-Smith The GSPCA’s night warden collected me and took me straight to the GSPCA

The next morning I went to the vets, my future did not look very promising but the team at the GSPCA and RI vet team wanted to give me a chance! So I started my medication and within a week the difference, I could start walking!!!! I was a happy cockerel again!

Look at me now, I’m fabulous!!!!

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POSTPONNED Element 6 Raising at The Wicked Wolf

Submitted by Steve on 10:19, 24th Sep, 2020 | 0

POSTPONNED Element 6 Raising at The Wicked Wolf

On Saturday 26th September 2020 Sidneys Sponsored Events were kindly going to run a fundraiser at the Wicked Wolf in aid of the GSPCA and Guernsey Chest and Heart.

Sadly this has had to be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances, however Corinne and the team are working hard at looking at other events and please keep an eye on our and their social media for upcoming exciting details – https://www.facebook.com/Sidneysfundraising

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Fun Dog Show Classes at the Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday 13th September

Submitted by Steve on 14:20, 4th Sep, 2020 | 0

Once again there will be a fun dog show at the Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday.

Judging starts at 1230pm with registration from 11am with the show ring located on the Crown Pier. 

This is always a fabulous, fun, highlight of this special day and is open to any breed of dog.

The classes this year include -

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Vans & Volunteers needed to help put on our Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday on 13th September and from the Friday before

Submitted by Steve on 13:16, 4th Sep, 2020 | 0

Next Sunday (13th September) if you can help volunteer or have a vehicle you could help us transport goods we would love to hear from you.

We are planning to pack a number of vans in preparation this Friday ready to drive down for our Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday from 7am.

If you could lend a van, especially a luton or large transit we would really appreciate it.

Every year it is a huge logistical challenge to transport the many tents, goods and animals from the GSPCA into St Peter Port.

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Towel appeal at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 12:51, 4th Sep, 2020 | 0

With over 300 animals in our care we are extremely busy at the GSPCA and are appealing for blankets and especially towels to help to provide them with bedding, to help with handling and drying off.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "We use hundreds of towels and blankets every day at the GSPCA and our 4 laundry machines are on around the clock."

"As towels and blankets are used they can get torn by the animals or for those used in isolation or quarantine areas may have to be disposed of for medical reasons."

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Cuddly toy appeal - GSPCA appeal for soft toys for our BIGGEST event of the year - Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday 13th September

Submitted by Steve on 12:41, 4th Sep, 2020 | 0

At the GSPCA we are normally appealing for homes for animals, but we are currently appealing for your unwanted soft toys.

The cuddly toys we are appealing for will found good homes as prizes on some of our games to help raise funds for the Shelter such as our upcoming Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday.

If you have any unwanted soft toys then please pop them up to the Shelter or if you need a vehicle to pick up quite a few then please let us know and we can arrange collection.

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