Huge thanks to all that supported #GSPCAPurpleWeek with donations and gifts with many coming from our Amazon Wish List

Submitted by Steve on 17:03, 23rd Feb, 2021 | 0

Last week the GSPCA celebrated 148 years and from those making donations to selling goods for us there we so many wonderful ways we were supported through this fun annual event.

We also saw a bumper week in donations from our Amazon Wish List, which you can see by going to - https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/25MJPPDAGXHL1?type=WishList

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Today is #WalkingYourDogDay could you do a sponsor challenge to support our work

Submitted by Steve on 15:11, 22nd Feb, 2021 | 0

Dog owners around the Bailiwick each day enjoy our stunning islands while walking their dogs and today is #WalkingYourDogDay

We would normally have an average 30-40 dogs in our care at the GSPCA but as people are unable to travel due to Covid we only see a small number of boarding dogs and thankfully very few needing to be rehomed.

This has hit our income greatly as our boarding helps raise half of the running costs of the GSPCA so we are asking if you could do a sponsored event to raise funds for our 24/7 work.

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Updates on #NationalWildlifeDay from the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 14:33, 22nd Feb, 2021 | 0

Each year the GSPCA helps in excess of 2000 wild animals and birds.

Last year we saw a record breaking number of hedgehogs with over 700 through our doors and we currently have over 140 in our care.

All three seal pups continue to do well with Joey as you can see from the little white coat pup is eating extremely well on his own in our pools with Ellie and Titan who also progress well.

Sadly we continue to see very sick pigeons as the Pigeon Paramyxovirus spreads across the Island and we have had birds and reports from most Guernsey Parishes.

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Last day of #GSPCAPurpleWeek and looking to the future during these difficult days

Submitted by Steve on 11:46, 19th Feb, 2021 | 0

Today is that last day of #GSPCAPurpleWeek celebrating 148 years of caring for animals in Guernsey.

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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!!.”

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Record breaking year for hedgehogs and Intensive Care Unit Appeal #GSPCAPurpleWeek

Submitted by Steve on 16:07, 18th Feb, 2021 | 0

2019 the GSPCA saw a record breaking 618 hedgehogs come through the doors and 2020 was even bigger with an amazing 729 hedgehogs.

Despite lockdown the GSPCA has been incredibly busy and especially with 25 hedgehogs in since 1st January with 141 currently in our care.

Due to the huge numbers and many extremely sick hedgehogs we are in desperate need of additional Intensive Care Units which cost £600 each, but really help save lives.

As we celebrate 148 years this week with our #GSPCAPurpleWeek could you help us help hedgehogs in Guernsey.

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Sadly through #GSPCAPurpleWeek Pigeon Paramyxovirus continues to kill pigeons in Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 16:10, 16th Feb, 2021 | 0

The GSPCA continues to help growing numbers of pigeons with Pigeon Paramyxovirus.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “Since the 1st January the GSPCA can sadly confirm that Pigeon Paramyxovirus has killed over 100 pigeons in Guernsey and numbers continue to grow.”

“Every day and night the GSPCA are called out to very sick and injured pigeons and due to the terrible effects of the disease there is less than a one in ten chance we can help save those we are called out to.”

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Wet weather advice from the GSPCA Animal Welfare Manager during a wet and cold #GSPCAPurpleWeek

Submitted by Steve on 15:23, 16th Feb, 2021 | 0

While many have been supporting #GSPCAPurpleWeek Lorna Chadwick GSPCA Animal Welfare Manager has been investigating a number of calls in regards animals left out in the wet weather. She is sharing this advice for animal owners and those with concerns –

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The GSPCA ask please Think Fairtrade and Free Range this Pancake Day #GSPCAPurpleWeek

Submitted by Steve on 19:04, 15th Feb, 2021 | 0

Many are celebrating and supporting us for #GSPCAPurpleWeek and tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday also know to many as Pancake Day and many of us will shopping for our ingredients.  The GSPCA would like to remind everyone to think of the produce that you are going to use and please look to buy Animal Welfare friendly products such as free range eggs.

Although the EU legislation has forced many battery farms to improve their standards, chickens that live as free range birds have a much better quality of life.

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Help us find Pongo a forever home during #GSPCAPurpleWeek

Submitted by Steve on 15:24, 15th Feb, 2021 | 0

Pongo is an incredible long haired black and white cat who is diabetic and we really want him to find his forever home.

Pongo arrived during the first lockdown and although we are in lockdown once again you can still complete an adoption form if you are interested in this amazing cat.

To see the adoption procedure and download a cat adoption form please go to http://www.gspca.org.gg/animals

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