Crash one of the smallest ever grey seal pups and first of the season rescued now at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 20:30, 5th Dec, 2019 | 0

Earlier today our Animal Collection Officer and GSPCA Head of Marine Mammals Geoff George was rescued a 2-3 day old Grey seal Pup from Grandes Rocques.

The very emaciated and poorly pup was nearly a quarter of the weight he should be for his age with no mother in sight.

At only 12kgs if the pup hadn’t been rescued it would have surely perished on our West Coast.

‘Crash’ as the young pup has been named is now receiving around the clock intensive care as it will need fluids and rehydration every 2 hours 24/7 to stablise it.

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Help the GSPCA Wishes Come True to Help Animals this Christmas

Submitted by Steve on 17:16, 4th Dec, 2019 | 0

With a record breaking number of hedgehogs in our care this year and over 500 animals at the moment we need you to help us help animals this Christmas.

From wildlife to domestic, those needing homes to rehabilitation there are many ways you can support our work and what a great gift helping animals in need could be for a loved one.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “With the biggest day of kindness and giving to others approaching we would love islanders to think of the many animals in our care.”

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Dexter the young cat really loving life in his new home

Submitted by Steve on 13:37, 4th Dec, 2019 | 0

You may have seen our two recent posts on older cats desperately in need of homes and how Spud and Dexter are settling well in their forever homes.

This is Dexter one of our rare younger recent residents that as you can see is loving his wonderful new home.

It is great that we see very few kittens in need or suffering, but this does mean we don’t often have many young cats in need of homes, but we certainly have many older cats needing that special someone.

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Bandit another older cat very happy in his new home

Submitted by Steve on 13:15, 4th Dec, 2019 | 0

You may have just seen the story on Spud a 15 year old cat now happy in his forever home. We recently had another update from a cat called Bandit.

Anna Paint Senior Animal care Assistant said “Bandit was an 11year old cat that when he arrived needed a bit of dental work.”

“Older cats very often need very special homes which are few and far to find but after 6 months of care we found this lovely cat just the right home.”

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Spud an older cat happy in his new home

Submitted by Steve on 12:42, 4th Dec, 2019 | 0

Finding the older cats new homes in Guernsey is often a struggle and no more so than for the lovely Spud.

It took over 7 months for us to find this loving wonderful cat his forever home which we are delighted to say he is doing very well in.

Anna Paint Senior Animal care Assistant said “Spud was with us for 7 months before he went to his forever home and we are delighted to say he is doing very well and we are getting lots of updates as his new Dad is one of our wonderful volunteers.”

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Help Guernsey Hedgehogs in what is a record year in numbers arriving at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 11:44, 26th Nov, 2019 | 0

Many think that Guernsey hedgehogs like their cousins in the UK hibernate but sadly this is a rare occurrence for the majority of our spikey friends as they require a temperature of 5c or below for their body clock to switch to this Winter behaviour.

With the mild climate we have in the Channel Islands it is rare for a day to go by that we don’t rescue of help a hedgehog 365 days a year.

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22 New Dog First Aiders trained at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 13:00, 19th Nov, 2019 | 0

Last night we held the final animal first aid course of 2019 at the GSPCA.

The theme was Dog First Aid and the room was packed with 22 keen dog owners and interested individuals who spent the evening with GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne who has over 22 years working in the field of animal rescue and with over 3000 animals through the doors every year at the GSPCA the team see cases of animal first aid on a daily basis here in Guernsey.

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Dog First Aid Course 630pm at the GSPCA Monday 18th November - find details here to book your place

Submitted by Steve on 10:36, 12th Nov, 2019 | 0

This Monday 18th November we hold our last dog first aid course of 2020 at the GSPCA with a focus on helping save your dogs life.

Taking the course will be GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne who has over 22 years working in the field of animal rescue and with over 3000 animals through the doors every year at the GSPCA the team see cases of animal first aid on a daily basis here in Guernsey.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We have been running dog and cat first aid courses for over five years and have trained over 250 participants to help save animals lives.”

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TONIGHT Volunteer Induction Evening at the GSPCA 630pm Tuesday 12th November all welcome

Submitted by Steve on 10:21, 12th Nov, 2019 | 0

Tonight we hold our 12th Volunteer Induction of 2019 having inducted 133 volunteers through this years events.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We cannot achieve so much without the incredible volunteers and team we have here at the GSPCA.”

“We love to meet new volunteers and our next induction is tonight at 630pm.”

“You can come along no matter your age or interest and you can find out how you can get involved and help support and be involved with the work of the GSPCA.”

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What looks like Palm Oil once again spotted along the Guernsey coast & Dog Owners Warned of Substance on Beaches

Submitted by Steve on 15:30, 11th Nov, 2019 | 0

It seems like a yearly occurrence sadly that we have to warn dog owners of the presence of a waxy substance along our coast line which could well be Palm Oil once again.

The public is advised not to remove the palm oil but anyone who has picked any up should double wrap it in plastic and dispose of it with their normal refuse.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We have seen reports of the white oily substance being seen along our coast here in Guernsey and we are asking all dog owners are being vigilant.”

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