Record breaking year for hedgehogs and Intensive Care Unit Appeal due to the large numbers

Submitted by Steve on 16:18, 6th Nov, 2020 | 0

Last year the GSPCA saw a record breaking 618 hedgehogs come through the doors and 2020 has broken that record number as we see poorly hedgehogs arriving in numbers.

With almost 2 months to go before the end of 2020 we have already helped an incredible 626 this year making it a record breaking number of hedgehogs

Despite lockdown the GSPCA has been incredibly busy and especially with 20 hedgehogs in since Monday the numbers are increasing every day with 129 currently in our care.

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FIREWORK ADVICE FROM THE GSPCA & DON'T FORGET TO NOTIFY THE STATES ABOUT YOUR CELEBRATIONS

Submitted by Steve on 13:07, 27th Oct, 2020 | 0

With a busy firework period fast approaching the GSPCA would like to remind everyone of the notifications to help those affected by the loud bangs and safety information for pet owners.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “With many firework displays confirmed already for the coming days 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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Could you 'Trick or Pet Treat' this Halloween & collect for animals at the GSPCA & safety tips

Submitted by Steve on 13:22, 26th Oct, 2020 | 0

Every year many children with parents or guardians head out at Halloween on the 31st October dressed up to celebrate the American tradition of 'Trick or Treat'.

With the growing concern of the consumption of sweets and sugar why not this Halloween raise funds for charity.

With the dark evenings it is important to ensure you follow some simple safety hints and tips, but this year could your Halloween night out help benefit the hundreds of animals in need in Guernsey. 

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Huge thanks to Deputy Gavin St Pier who took time out for a tour at the GSPCA and find out about our challenges

Submitted by Steve on 13:13, 26th Oct, 2020 | 0

Earlier this month Candidates from the 2020 Election visited the GSPCA and over the 5 days we welcomed 23 of the 118 Candidates who kindly took time as part of their Campaign to visit us here in St Andrews.

Today we had the pleasure of showing Deputy Gavin St Pier around the GSPCA where Manager Steve Byrne show cased our work, introduced many of the team and explained the challenges we faced

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Janice the beautiful ferret needs a special someone

Submitted by Steve on 15:43, 23rd Oct, 2020 | 0

Beckie Bailey GSPCA Animal Care Assistant tells us about Janice the ferret “Janice is a beautiful young ferret!“

“She will be looking for her forever home very shortly.”

“She came into us as a stray, covered in ticks and thin. She was very worried when she first arrived at the shelter, which of course is understandable.”

“However, her confidence has grown SO much! She loves a cuddle and would make a perfect companion for someone!”

“If you would like to find out more information about Janice, please email us admin@gspca.org.gg or phone us on 01481 257261.”

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Today is Reptile Awareness Day - many musk turtles in need of homes at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 07:26, 21st Oct, 2020 | 0

Habitat loss and the threat of extinction are significant concerns in the world of reptilian life.

Reptile Day promotes awareness of all things reptilian, encouraging learning about different types of reptiles, their natural environments and ecological challenges.

At the GSPCA we rescue, reunite, rehabilitate and rehome reptiles of all descriptions and in recent years seen more reptiles come into our care than ever before.

From snakes to turtles, lizards to turtles we have a wide range in our care and in need of new homes.

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Today is Feral Cat Day - Joining forces to help Sark’s feral cats

Submitted by Steve on 11:42, 16th Oct, 2020 | 0

The GSPCA Welfare Manager, Lorna Chadwick, is working closely with Sark residents, Gemma and Richard Knight, to humanely manage the Sark feral cat population using a trap, neuter, return program.

With the permission of the Sark Constable and Chief Pleas traps have been placed at key sites and are being monitored closely through out the day. Under the guidance of the States Veterinary Officer, David Chamberlain, and with the help and support of Sark shipping the cats are then being transported back to the GSPCA for assessment.

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Covid-19 and Pets and livestock guidance and importation into Guernsey and precautions at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 15:15, 14th Oct, 2020 | 0

At the GSPCA we are having to work very carefully in relation to Covid-19 as our work includes stray dogs from households that are carrying out their isolation time, animals being brought into Guernsey from both the UK and further afield, not mention our work at the borders.

We are often getting questions about animals and the rules here in Guernsey, especially in relation to transporting animals into Guernsey.

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WATCH OUT for online scammers selling puppies, kittens and other animals

Submitted by Steve on 12:28, 13th Oct, 2020 | 0

The GSPCA has been made aware of possible scams of unscrupulous individuals advertising pictures of puppies for sale in attempt to deceive those looking for a new 4 legged friend.

Covid has affected the world in many ways and trying to find a new pet is more difficult now than it has been for many years.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “At the GSPCA we are extremely concerned about reports of people falsely advertising animals online to try and deceive people looking for a new pet out of their money.”

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Could you 'Trick or Pet Treat' this Halloween & collect for animals at the GSPCA & safety tips

Submitted by Steve on 15:24, 9th Oct, 2020 | 0

Every year many children with parents or guardians head out at Halloween on the 31st October dressed up to celebrate the American tradition of 'Trick or Treat'.

With the growing concern of the consumption of sweets and sugar why not this Halloween raise funds for charity.

With the dark evenings it is important to ensure you follow some simple safety hints and tips, but this year could your Halloween night out help benefit the hundreds of animals in need in Guernsey. 

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