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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WARNING TO PIGEON AND POULTRY KEEPERS Pigeon Paramyxovirus confirmed in Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 12:08, 9th Feb, 2021 | 0

Pigeon Paramyxovirus has been confirmed in Guernsey. This follows investigations by the States Veterinary Officers into the high numbers of diseased pigeons from St. Peter Port that have been hospitalised at the GSPCA.

Last week the GSPCA reported on the huge increase in deceased and sick pigeons especially from the St Peter Port area - http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/important-message-gspca-sharp-increase-sick-and-injured-pigeons

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE from GSPCA as sharp increase in sick and injured pigeons

Submitted by Steve on 21:48, 4th Feb, 2021 | 0

Some love to see pigeons around Guernsey and others think of them as pests but regardless of your thoughts the GSPCA have seen a sharp incline of sick and injured pigeons especially in and around St Peter Port.

With worries of a number of bird diseases at this time of year from Avian Flu to Newcastle’s Disease the GSPCA have been monitoring the sick and injured birds that come into the care of the Shelter and since the start of 2021 we have seen 100% increase with sick pigeons many showing neurological symptoms.

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Winter Youngsters Safe and Sound in Guernsey but please watch out for those in need

Submitted by GSPCA on 09:10, 5th Dec, 2013 | 0

Despite the cold snap some of our wildlife and animals have continued to produce young here in Guernsey.

Only yesterday we were called to rescue two young pigeons which are now safe and warm in an Intensive Care Unit which was thanks to the Channel Island Christmas Lottery last year.

Also in the last month we have had two tortie and white kittens who have been called Sparkle and Glitter (we currently have a waiting list for homes looking for kittens) and a duckling which has been called Quack Quack.

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Nelson survives near death experience

Submitted by GSPCA on 10:46, 2nd Aug, 2013 | 0

In the very early hours of Tuesday morning a member of staff at the Harbour Authority spotted a bird struggling trapped in a pontoon that was close to drowning.

Thankfully he managed to stretch out to rescue the bird and rushed it straight to the GSPCA Animal Shelter.

The Shelter is manned 24 hours and on arrival Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager was there to accept the bird that was very close to death.

An intensive care unit was set up ready and Steve did what he could to try and get some of the fluid out of the bird.

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Spring has arrived early at the GSPCA Animal Shelter

Submitted by GSPCA on 14:54, 29th Jan, 2013 | 0

Despite the recent snow and inclement weather the GSPCA are already seeing signs of Spring.

From guinea pigs to pregnant cats there has already been birth's at the Shelter and yesterday we received our first chicks of 2013.

Buck and Trout two young pigeons which were rescued from a work site are now being hand fed by staff and volunteers at the GSPCA Animal ShBaby Jusse a baby guinea pig at the GSPCA Animal Shelter in Guernseyelter.

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