GSPCA take a cautious approach returning to the new normal – GSPCA Plan for our services and volunteers returning

Submitted by Steve on 17:04, 19th Jun, 2020 | 0

The GSPCA carries out a huge range of services for the community and animals in Guernsey.

During the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown in Guernsey the GSPCA has continued 24/7 essential operations and we must thank the community and our team for their understanding and co-operation.

These have without doubt been the most difficult months in living memory for the team from ensuring we continue our vital work to raising the much needed funds which continues to be a real struggle due to the challenging times we find ourselves in.

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Did you hear about Kobi age 11 selling wooden plaques as mentioned by Deputy Gavin St Pier?

Submitted by Steve on 16:53, 12th Jun, 2020 | 0

During lockdown we have been touched by many amazing stories of those wanting to support the work of the GSPCA during these very difficult days.

Here is another we really want to share with you.

Vicky Nagy tells us all about her kind son Kobi -

‘My son is called Kobi Nagy hes 11 years old and attends Amherst Primary School.

His favourite animals are Sloths & he would love a golden retriever one day.

He chose the GSPCA as it's for the animals and wanted to help.

When he gets older he would like to work for British Airways as cabin crew.

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Aishling's animal run 306 in aid of the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 13:45, 12th Jun, 2020 | 0

Eddie and Dee Ballard tell us of their daughters fundraiser for the GSPCA which you can still donate to by going to https://giving.gg/donate/event/5895/Aishling-s-animal-run-306

‘Aishling heard that the GSPCA were struggling for funding as the Covid 19 crisis was affecting their fundraising.

She was worried that the GSPCA would not be able to help the animals so she decided to do something about it.

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Meet the team during lock down - Today Tim Pellett tells us what he enjoys about working for the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 12:27, 11th Jun, 2020 | 0

We thought you might like to know a little more about our team during the current lock down due to Covid-19.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager chats today to the Tim Pellett GSPCA Training and Community Officer about how he has felt over the last few months.

Tim said “I first became aware of the newly created post of Community and Training Officer at the GSPCA in mid 2018 and noted I aligned with the job advert, having a number of skill sets required of the job and recognised the same values I uphold.”

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Please Sponsor Kim Running 13.1 Miles for GSPCA In Memory of her Gran in Aid of the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 11:55, 11th Jun, 2020 | 0

It is truly incredible when we are hear of those taking on a personal challenge to raise funds for the GSPCA and the work we carry out 24/7 helping thousands of animals every year.

Kim Polls on the 21st of June should have been running the Guernsey Half Marathon and she has said  “On the 21st June I should be running the Butterfield half marathon, but due to Covid-19 it has been postponed.”

“I however, will still be running the 13.1 course, albeit on my own.”

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Animal Ambulance Appeal reaches £3100 thanks to Guy Hardills Swim

Submitted by Steve on 11:26, 11th Jun, 2020 | 0

Last week Guy Hardill undertook a challenge that 7 weeks ago would have been nothing other than a fantasy.

He decided to take on the Havelet Bay Open Sea Swim Challenge having never swam in open sea up until 5 weeks before the challenge.

This amazing swim which took him an amazing 55 minutes, much quicker than he hoped for was in aid of a new GSPCA Animal Ambulance.

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Please donate to our #GSPCACoronavirusCrisisAppeal - Millie the kestrel doing well

Submitted by Steve on 17:48, 5th Jun, 2020 | 0

Only days old on the 14th May Millie the kestrel was found in St Saviours only days only with her fluffy feathers and no parents in site.

With no nest to or parents in site and far to young to be out of the nest she was rushed to the GSPCA where she has spent a number of weeks in an intensive care unit being hand fed from early in the morning until late at night.

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Well done to Guy Hardill for his sea challenge in aid of the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 10:28, 4th Jun, 2020 | 0

Guy Hardill had never never swum in sea until 5 weeks ago and last night night on the wettest and coldest of days of his entire training he undertook a challenge he never thought he could do.

On the 3rd June Guy will swam the Havelet Bay circuit in an amazing 55 minutes.

This swim included going from the Bathing Pools to Castle, then back across red buoy, the M and back in to where he started.

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Meet the GSPCA team during lock down – Recently we spoke to Lorna Chadwick at a social distance

Submitted by Steve on 14:27, 3rd Jun, 2020 | 0

We thought you might like to know a little more about our team during lock down due to Covid-19. Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager recently asked Lorna Chadwick the GSPCA Animal Welfare Officer how she her current thoughts.

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Flybe really didn’t like socially distancing but after months at the GSPCA is released thanks to Alderney Wildlife Trust

Submitted by Steve on 13:46, 3rd Jun, 2020 | 0

During mid March the GSPCA were called out to rescue a very cheeky cormorant.

Flybe as the bird was named was found in Church Square unable to fly, very thin and trying to enter buildings and shops.

He was brought to the GSPCA where we fed him up and after over a week of care we got him to a lovely release spot near the Bathing Pools.

Flybe wasn’t convinced he was ready for the wild and shortly after being released he made his way back to land and continued to pester people.

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