PRIVATE FIREWORK DISPLAY 930pm Sunday 25th August - GY3 5AT - for advice please visit the GSPCA website

Submitted by Steve on 09:12, 24th Aug, 2019 | 0

This Sunday there is another private firework event that we are aware of taking place.

Th event takes place at GY3 5AT at 9.30pm.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “There is a third firework event taking place this week on Sunday at 930pm in the location of GY3 5AT.”

“The loud bangs and bright lights can often scare animals and we often see an increase in escaped animals during these periods.”

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE GSPCA - Hot Cars Kill Dogs & hot pavements damage feet

Submitted by Steve on 08:48, 24th Aug, 2019 | 0

This week with the hot weather the GSPCA has had a number of reports from concerned members of the public that have seen dogs locked in cars during this warm weather upon and we want to remind all pet owners of the real dangers to their pets

The GSPCA team have already been out to a number of vehicles with reports of dogs locked inside with little or no ventilation.

With the warm weather and direct sunlight, dogs in cars are potentially in a situation where you could kill your pet if it is left, regardless of the situation.

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Guided Tours this week at the GSPCA – 2pm each day call 257261 or online to book your place

Submitted by Steve on 08:39, 24th Aug, 2019 | 0

This week you can see behind the scenes at the GSPCA.

We ask for a minimum donation of £7 per person and £5 per child, or £20 for a family of four or £18 with an Islands Mum card.  In 2019 we have some themed tours which are £20 per child or £17.50 with an Islands Mums card.

The tours take around 80 minutes and you get to see in many of the departments, interact with some of the friendly residents and a variety of species. The special tours can take a little longer.

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See the GSPCA at the North Show with Northern Trust volunteers, our Battle of Flower Entry and meet some of our tortoise

Submitted by Steve on 12:14, 22nd Aug, 2019 | 0

Today we will be at the second day of the North Show not only with our stall with lots of games but you may meet a range of animals.

3 of the Shelter tortoise will be there and some Giant animals too from Northern Trust who are helping on the stall.

The team have been busy making an entry for the Battle of Flowers so please pop down and support our stall and this fantastic event.

To find out more please visit - http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/see-gspca-north-show-go-forth-north

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Missing your mother and baby turkeys? Stray turkey and nine chicks found near Grow Ltd now at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 12:06, 22nd Aug, 2019 | 0

At the GSPCA we currently have a mother and her 9 back turkey chicks.

Rescued by the GSPCA near Grow Ltd on Tuesday by GSPCA Ambulance Officer Geoff George the birds are currently in our care and we are appealing for their owner.

If you know of someone who has lost their turkeys please ask them to call the GSPCA on 01481 257261.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We don’t see many turkeys needing our help each year although we have rehomed a few that came to local fame that were found just before Christmas like Tinsel and Cracker.”

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FIREWORK ADVICE FROM THE GSPCA - Fireworks this Thursday and Friday please ensure your animals and pets are safe

Submitted by Steve on 15:21, 21st Aug, 2019 | 0

This week there are two evenings of fireworks that we are aware of taking place.

The first is on Thursday at Saumarez Park as part of the North Show at 10pm.

On Friday there is a private display taking part at 10pm at the Peninsula Hotel.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “With two firework displays this week we are reminding all pet and animal owners to do what they can to ensure they are safe, well and cared for.”

“The loud bangs and bright lights can often scare animals and we often see an increase in escaped animals during these periods.”

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See the GSPCA at the North Show 'Go Forth the North'

Submitted by Steve on 16:13, 20th Aug, 2019 | 0

This Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd August it is the North Show and the GSPCA will be there with a stall for the eighth year in a row.

Not only will we have a stall but you may see one or two GSPCA Mascots walking about.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "This summer is extraordinarily busy for us at the GSPCA between the 500+ animals that we have at the Shelter to all of the fantastic events of which many we attend."

"The North Show is always a wonderful event and at the GSPCA we are so grateful to them to be allowed to join them once again."

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It is #WorldLizardDay and with 10 at the GSPCA there are many in need

Submitted by Steve on 08:40, 14th Aug, 2019 | 0

Today is World Lizard Day and at the GSPCA we have 10 in our care.

There are 9 Bearded Dragons and 1 Moroccan Eyed Lizard currently in our care needing support and 9 in need of new homes.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “Today is World Lizard Day and we currently have 10 in our care.”

“We have 1 Moroccan Eyed Lizard and 9 Bearded Dragons in need of support.”

“They are exotic pets so you need the right setup and knowledge to look after them but they can make great pets if you know what you are doing and prepared to give them the care that they need.”

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11 New volunteers join the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 13:23, 13th Aug, 2019 | 0

Last night we held our 9th Volunteer Induction of 2019 and greeted 11 new faces keen to help.

The all ladies induction was taken by GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne who greeted the group from which the youngest was 12 and turns 13 later this month which is the age to start to help with the animals.

From gardening to caring for the animals each of the ladies were keen to help in a variety of way.

The first of the group start tomorrow morning with the others later on this month.

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See the GSPCA at 'West is Best' West Show this week

Submitted by Steve on 10:54, 13th Aug, 2019 | 0

For the eighth year in a row the GSPCA are attending the West Show which will be held on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th August 2019.

If you would like to help volunteer of support us we would love to see you on our stall.

If you can help please call 257261 or email fundraising@gspca.org.gg

Once again our stall will be full of great games & GSPCA goods.

Every year we have a great time enjoying a wonderful local event whilst raising funds on our stall to help the many animals in our care.

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