Ducks waddling off back to the wild

Submitted by Steve on 15:51, 20th Jun, 2019 | 0

It is an extremely busy time at the GSPCA helping wild animals at the GSPCA and when they arrive sick, injured and in need the GSPCA works around the clock to get them back to the wild.

Some need only few days of care while others need many weeks.

When they are ready for release we then ideally like to release them near where they were found and others where we can find a suitable release site.

Last month Blanchelande College kindly allowed us to release 3 young ducks with them that had been in our care.


Winter is coming for our Game of Ducks and we are looking to find them new homes

Submitted by Steve on 16:14, 30th Nov, 2018 | 0

Earlier this year the GSPCA were called out to help a large number of ducks in need.

Many have thankfully found new homes but we currently still have Chip, Mr Potts and Mrs Potts, the Runner Ducks and Gilly, Barristan, Danaerys, Gregor, Hodor, Jofrey, Jon Snow, Petyr, Renly, Robb, and Roose the Muscovy Ducks.

That’s right we have 14 ducks looking for new owners.

If you are interested you can visit the Shelter 7 days a week ideally between 11am and 4pm when the viewing areas of animals are open.


9 stray ducks found waddling on St Claire's Hill

Submitted by Steve on 15:25, 17th Feb, 2016 | 0

Yesterday GSPCA Ambulance Collection Officer Geoff George was called out to 9 stray ducks.

All nine are a mixture of domestic breeds and were caught on St Claire's Hill.

On arrival the birds were checked over and although fine in themselves were very hungry.

Yvonne Chauvel Senior Animal Care Assistant said "It's not every day we catch and take in 9 stray ducks in one go but the birds are all well and currently in one of our aviaries"

"We are appealing for the owner of the birds to please pop in or give us a call on 257261."


Duckling advice from the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 17:55, 8th Apr, 2015 | 0

During Spring and Summer abandoned ducklings for one reason or another sometimes find themselves separated from their mother and the rest of their brood.

 This may be for a variety of reasons such as: 


Winter Youngsters Safe and Sound in Guernsey but please watch out for those in need

Submitted by GSPCA on 09:10, 5th Dec, 2013 | 0

Despite the cold snap some of our wildlife and animals have continued to produce young here in Guernsey.

Only yesterday we were called to rescue two young pigeons which are now safe and warm in an Intensive Care Unit which was thanks to the Channel Island Christmas Lottery last year.

Also in the last month we have had two tortie and white kittens who have been called Sparkle and Glitter (we currently have a waiting list for homes looking for kittens) and a duckling which has been called Quack Quack.


What to do if you see Ducklings in Guernsey

Submitted by GSPCA on 14:20, 12th Jul, 2013 | 0

It’s that time of year when the Shelter becomes the temporary home to lots of lost and abandoned ducklings who for one reason or another have found themselves separated from their mother and the rest of their brood.

 This may be for a variety of reasons such as: 


Reporting cruelty of animals in Guernsey

Submitted by GSPCA on 15:00, 16th May, 2013 | 0

After the recent news of a car apparently intentionally running over some ducklings this week we would like to remind everyone of the GSPCA cruelty complaint procedure.

With Spring comes many more animals out and about from hedgehogs coming out of hibernation to pet cats enjoying the warmth of the sunshine, ducks with their ducklings to dog walkers making the most of the nice weather. 


Marietta the Common Scoter brings back memories of the Sea Empress disaster

Submitted by GSPCA on 13:06, 10th Dec, 2012 | 1

4 weeks ago an injured Common Scoter was brought into the GSPCA after being rescued in Beaucette Marina.

West Show Duck Rescue by 3 kind young ladies

Submitted by GSPCA on 14:17, 21st Aug, 2012 | 0

Last week the GSPCA manned a stall at the West Show and got to talk to hundreds of visitors about the work at the Shelter.

Lots of money was raised to help the hundreds of animals at the Shelter and fun was had by the many youngsters and adults a like that played the games we took along. Also many got to meet Bernard and the other Giant Animal Mascots we took along to promote the Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday Animal Mascot Race and Games on the 9th September.