UPDATE on Dave the winter duckling #GSPCAPurpleWeek

Submitted by Steve on 16:33, 18th Feb, 2021 | 0

It is rare to see ducklings at this time of year in Guernsey but on the 12th February Dave the duckling was found as an orphan in a St Sampsons garden.

Beckie Bailey GSPCA Animal Care Assistant said “Dave is growing up very quickly, so today we are going to up grade his ‘pond’, which basically means Dave will have a slightly bigger bowl) in his ICU.”

“The donated towel seems to be very relevant to Dave’s surprise of a bigger pond, he will be a swimming pro soon!!.”


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: 


First Ducklings Born Today at the GSPCA in 2012

Submitted by GSPCA on 17:03, 27th Mar, 2012 | 0

Today when one of our Senior Care Assistants went to feed some of the wildlife when she discovered a lovely treat.

One of our female ducks hatched 14 little ducklings and proceeded to take them down onto the pond to see Gert and her friends.

To find out more on our Easter Fayre & Cupcake Competition Saturday 31st March


Gert is loving the social media so is now also on facebook and twitter

Submitted by GSPCA on 18:45, 6th Oct, 2011 | 0

Quack, quack, quack,


How exciting I’m loving all of my new friends after joining you all on email (gert@gspca.org.gg). It was so much fun I looked into it and I am now also on facebook and twitter.


For those facebook fans then you can find me http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003016552468&sk=wall



Gert asks 'What are you doing for World Animal Day this Tuesday?'

Submitted by GSPCA on 12:15, 30th Sep, 2011 | 0

Quack, quack,


What quacktastic weather we are all having.  So nice and sunny for this time of year. I hear the staff calling it an Indian Summer which is funny because I’m supposedly an Indian Running Duck!!!



Duckling time at the GSPCA

Submitted by GSPCA on 15:26, 13th Apr, 2011 | 6

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: