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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GSPCA urging islanders to help hedgehogs in the hot weather

Submitted by Steve on 21:59, 2nd Aug, 2019 | 0

The GSPCA has been kept extremely busy with hundreds of animals arriving each month but one of the main casualties has been dehydrated and very poorly hedgehogs.

In just 3 hours on Friday evening 4 hedgehogs arrived 3 of which were extremely dehydrated, flat and thin for their age and size with the fourth pictured not so dehydrated but still very thin and covered in ticks.

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An array of hedgehogs released back to the wild by the GSPCA team

Submitted by Steve on 15:25, 13th Jun, 2019 | 0

Over the last two months the GSPCA has both been extremely busy with an abundance of hedgehogs needing rescue and our care as well as those being ready to released to the wild.

Some of those being released back to the wild were hand rears from 2018 and last month one of the largest groups were released.

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Exciting news for wildlife in Guernsey as The States of Guernsey ban the sale of Metaldehyde

Submitted by Steve on 17:55, 9th Jan, 2019 | 0

The GSPCA and RSPB Guernsey are delighted to report that The States of Guernsey have banned the sale of Metaldehyde.

Under the Poisonous Substances (Guernsey) Law, 1994, and Regulation 11(8) of the Control of Poisonous Substances (Guernsey) Regulations, 2014, as amended, the approval of the products containing the active ingredients Metaldehyde is hereby revoked. It will be prohibited from sale as of 30th June 2019 and prohibited from use the following year on the 30thJune 2020.

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Help the Guernsey Hedgehogs and the 113 at the GSPCA this Winter

Submitted by Steve on 15:58, 28th Nov, 2018 | 0

At the GSPCA we currently have 113 hedgehogs in our care and they keep on coming.

Many will think that hedgehogs will be tucked up for the Winter by now but this is far from the truth.

Every day the GSPCA are rescuing and helping hedgehogs in need and many only a month or two old.

Publicity for hedgehogs often includes that they hibernate during the Winter months but unless the temperature is below 5C they struggle to huddle down for what should be a long slumber.

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HOT WEATHER ADVICE - Help our hedgehogs

Submitted by Steve on 14:41, 10th Jul, 2018 | 0

With the exceptionally warm weather it has been exceptionally busy at the GSPCA.

One of the biggest casualties being effected have been hedgehogs and the GSPCA is appealing for islanders to do all they can to help our prickly friends.

From dehydrated baby hedgehogs to those covered in fly eggs and maggots we have helped 32 hedgehogs since the start of this month.

Two baby hoglets that were found dehydrated close to death were Minnie and Britany who has her picture above.

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Baby boom at the GSPCA - Appeal for intensive care units - GSPCA see a surge in young animals needing Intensive Care Units

Submitted by Steve on 15:56, 15th Jul, 2016 | 0

At the GSPCA we are currently working extremely hard behind the scene to care for many baby birds, baby hedgehogs and even have a number of baby ferrets and kittens.

Thankfully the kittens and ferrets have mothers to feed for them but the ducklings, hoglets and fledglings are all filling our intensive care units at such a rate we are having to appeal for help to purchase extra as well as for hand rear milk and meal worms to feed them.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "In the last week or so we have seen a surge in young animals and birds being rescued and needing our care."

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Could you help sponsor the hand rear baby hedgehogs (hoglets) or others at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 21:37, 26th May, 2016 | 0

On the 8th May three young hoglets were found abandoned by their mum in the Vale area.

At only a couple of weeks of age and barely able to walk or see the baby hedgehogs were rescued by one of our Volunteer Wardens and brought into the GSPCA.

When they arrived the GSPCA team worked quickly to warm them up and feed them.

For the last two weeks the team have been looking after them around the clock bottle feeding and caring for them in an intensive care unit.

Each day they grow stronger and we will hopefully soon have them feeding on solids.

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Winter Advice for Guernsey's Animals and Birds from the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 14:06, 20th Nov, 2015 | 0

With cold winter weather soon to be upon us the GSPCA want pet owners to consider all the animals of Guernsey.

During a cold snap the GSPCA are on full alert, ready to deal with a variety of animals affected by the low temperatures.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "With Winter on its way, at the GSPCA we want to ensure pets and other animals kept and live outside are safe and have all they need."

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Percy Pricklesworth the hedgehog heads back to the wild

Submitted by Steve on 19:53, 3rd Sep, 2015 | 0

With hundreds of hedgehogs rescued every year it is always lovely to wave them off when they are fully recovered back to the wild.

On the 23rd July a very little hedgehog was found in St Martins thin and a number of health concerns.

After 6 weeks of care and TLC GSPCA Shelter staff contacted the finders who helped rescue and name 'Percy Pricklesworth' to collect him and return him to the wild.

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