Mental Health Awareness Training thanks to Guernsey Mind at the GSPCA during #GSPCAPurpleWeek

Submitted by Steve on 16:36, 22nd Feb, 2019 | 0

Last week the GSPCA were not only thinking about the thousands of animals through our care we were also helping support the staff and volunteers who often see distressing scenes and are faced with cruelty and sadness when an animal cannot be helped not to mention the many other diverse situations the team are facing on a daily basis.

Jo Cottell from Guernsey Mind spent two mornings last week at the GSPCA talking to dozens of staff and volunteers about their work, support and work we all have to look after our mental health and well being.

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Closing of #GSPCAPurpleWeek celebrates 71 of the amazing team of the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 01:53, 16th Feb, 2019 | 0

What an amazing #GSPCAPurpleWeek we have had and still many updates to follow from the amazing support, gifts and events that have taken place to help animals in Guernsey.

The GSPCA are always asking for feedback on the team and for those kind words we issue Certificates of Appreciation to the team and this evening the first of the 71 certificates were handed out.

That’s right an incredible 71 certificates will be issued to GSPCA staff, volunteers, Work to Benefit placements, supporters and amazing helpers all voted by the GSPCA community and supporters.

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Official opening of the GSPCA Chapel of Rest & Memorial Garden on the final day of #GSPCAPurpleWeek

Submitted by Steve on 01:07, 16th Feb, 2019 | 0

Today after many months of work, countless volunteers, supporters and businesses, amazing donations and support the GSPCA officially opened the new Chapel of Rest and revamped Memorial Garden.

During a beautiful Spring type day in the Guernsey sun, with blooming daffodils and other early flowers visitors, supporters and local media attended this momentous occasion.

Every year the GSPCA helps over 1000 pet owners through the loss and death of their beloved pets and thanks to so many there is now a lovely area to help pet owners through this difficult time at the GSPCA.

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Donate this Valentines to unloved animals needing your love this #GSPCAPurpleWeek and our 146th anniversary

Submitted by Steve on 23:30, 13th Feb, 2019 | 0

This Valentines day the GSCA celebrates 146 years since being founded, and could you help towards the 500 animals in our care?

It costs nearly £2,000 a day to care for all of the animals at the Shelter and provide the 24/7 service the GSPCA provides 365 days a year.

From the 5 seal pups to Harley and Ellie (two dogs that needed cancer lump removal operations) there are many animals that need your support.

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Half term guided tours at the GSPCA book your place by calling 01481 257261

Submitted by Steve on 17:03, 13th Feb, 2019 | 0

During the school breaks we run a series of guided tours at the GSPCA and we have now planned up to 2020 with some special tours for the children. You can also book a tour for a special event or birthday. 

This coming Half Term is your opportunity to visit behind the scenes at our Animal Shelter in St Andrews and see the work being carried out.

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. 

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Official Opening of the GSPCA Memorial Garden and Chapel of Rest Friday 15th February 230pm

Submitted by Steve on 15:33, 13th Feb, 2019 | 0

This Friday after many months of work, countless volunteers, supporters and businesses, amazing donations and support the GSPCA will officially open the new Chapel of Rest and revamped Memorial Garden.

Every year the GSPCA helps over 1000 pet owners through the loss and death of their beloved pets and thanks to so many there is now a lovely area to help pet owners through this difficult time at the GSPCA.

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3 Oiled Guillemots now healthy at the GSPCA ready to be released this morning

Submitted by Steve on 11:24, 13th Feb, 2019 | 0

This morning Beckie Bailey GSPCA Animal Care Assistant will be collecting 3 guillemots to be released back to the wild.

Simon rescued from Ladies Bay and Rocky and Geraldine who were rescued from Grandes Rocques were three of the lucky survivors that were rescued over a month a go covered in oil.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “This morning three guillemots will be released back to the wild and we are looking forward sharing a video of their release.”

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Second GSPCA Volunteer Evening greets 18 new volunteers

Submitted by Steve on 19:25, 12th Feb, 2019 | 0

The GSPCA are delighted to announce the second volunteer induction of 2019 was another huge success with 18 new volunteers attending taken it to 39 volunteers inducted between the two evenings this year.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "We had a fantastic night last Monday and inducted 18 new volunteers all wanting to help out at the GSPCA."

“With 21 new volunteers inducted last month that takes the total to 39 through the induction evenings so far this year.”

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The #GSPCAPurpleWeek started with a visit and kind donation from La Hougette Primary School

Submitted by Steve on 16:53, 12th Feb, 2019 | 0

The #GSPCAPurpleWeek started with a visit and kind donation from La Hougette Primary School

On Friday the #GSPCAPurpleWeek kicked off celebrating 146 years and what better way to celebrate than to show over 40 children around the GSPCA.

One of the GSPCA founding principles continues to be education and the GSPCA run tours and talks all year round as well as dog training classes and other educational courses.

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Thank you to Dementia Friendly Guernsey from the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 16:32, 12th Feb, 2019 | 0

Last week the GSPCA once again welcomed Dementia Friendly Guernsey

Dementia Friendly Guernsey wants to encourage as many people as possible to take a local dementia awareness course and the GSPCA team attended  last week had two sessions of training thanks to Julie Bulpitt from Dementia Friendly Guernsey.

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