UPDATE on Dave the winter duckling #GSPCAPurpleWeek

Submitted by Steve on 16:33, 18th Feb, 2021 | 0

It is rare to see ducklings at this time of year in Guernsey but on the 12th February Dave the duckling was found as an orphan in a St Sampsons garden.

Beckie Bailey GSPCA Animal Care Assistant said “Dave is growing up very quickly, so today we are going to up grade his ‘pond’, which basically means Dave will have a slightly bigger bowl) in his ICU.”

“The donated towel seems to be very relevant to Dave’s surprise of a bigger pond, he will be a swimming pro soon!!.”

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Record breaking year for hedgehogs and Intensive Care Unit Appeal #GSPCAPurpleWeek

Submitted by Steve on 16:07, 18th Feb, 2021 | 0

2019 the GSPCA saw a record breaking 618 hedgehogs come through the doors and 2020 was even bigger with an amazing 729 hedgehogs.

Despite lockdown the GSPCA has been incredibly busy and especially with 25 hedgehogs in since 1st January with 141 currently in our care.

Due to the huge numbers and many extremely sick hedgehogs we are in desperate need of additional Intensive Care Units which cost £600 each, but really help save lives.

As we celebrate 148 years this week with our #GSPCAPurpleWeek could you help us help hedgehogs in Guernsey.

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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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Wet weather advice from the GSPCA Animal Welfare Manager during a wet and cold #GSPCAPurpleWeek

Submitted by Steve on 15:23, 16th Feb, 2021 | 0

While many have been supporting #GSPCAPurpleWeek Lorna Chadwick GSPCA Animal Welfare Manager has been investigating a number of calls in regards animals left out in the wet weather. She is sharing this advice for animal owners and those with concerns –

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GSPCA WARNING AS DANGERS OF FACEMASKS TO WILDLIFE AS THEY BECOME COMPULSORY IN GUERNSEY #GuernseyTogether

Submitted by Steve on 14:12, 12th Feb, 2021 | 0

At the GSPCA we see many animals caught in all sorts of discarded rubbish and with the compulsory use of facemasks from Saturday and the increasing numbers being seen thrown on the floor in Guernsey the GSPCA are urging the public to:

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Happy #GSPCAPurpleWeek from Ellie the seal pups first dip

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

This week Ellie the seal pup enjoyed her first dip.

Ellie has now joined seal pups Joey and Titan in our rehab pools as she is strong and well enough to do so.

We are really pleased to report that Joey is eating well on his own and Titan and Ellie are learning what to do and putting on weight daily.

Can you donate or even sponsor them to help support our vital work and support us celebrating #GSPCAPurpleWeek

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We really need your support this #GSPCAPurpleWeek in lockdown from Friday

Submitted by Steve on 12:55, 10th Feb, 2021 | 0

#GSPCAPurpleWeek is a time to celebrate the long history of the Animal Shelter and the work of the GSPCA.

The GSPCA week starts Friday 12th February and celebrations will carry on until the 19th with our anniversary being Valentines Day the 14th February.

148 years ago some kind islanders came together as they realised that cruelty to animals was an issue and started the islands charity to prevent cruelty to animals, promote kindness and educate.

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Pets at Home join in with #GSPCAPurpleWeek are you?

Submitted by Steve on 13:00, 8th Feb, 2019 | 0

Pets at Home are involved with #GSPCAPurpleWeek.

Pop into Pets at Home to see a table of goods on sale in aid of the GSPCA, donation tins, posters and information of rabbits looking for homes.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "It's our 146th celebrations and it is wonderful that Pets at Home are getting involved and supporting us."

"They have a range of seals, cats and bugs on sale as well as posters and donation tins to help raise funds for the 500 animals at the GSPCA."

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Pets at Home join in with #GSPCAPurpleWeek are you?

Submitted by Steve on 13:00, 8th Feb, 2019 | 0

Pets at Home are involved with #GSPCAPurpleWeek.

Pop into Pets at Home to see a table of goods on sale in aid of the GSPCA, donation tins, posters and information of rabbits looking for homes.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "It's our 146th celebrations and it is wonderful that Pets at Home are getting involved and supporting us."

"They have a range of seals, cats and bugs on sale as well as posters and donation tins to help raise funds for the 500 animals at the GSPCA."

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Tomorrow starts #GSPCAPurpleWeek are you involved?

Submitted by Steve on 11:38, 7th Feb, 2019 | 0

Tomorrow is the first day of the #GSPCAPurpleWeek , are you, your school, business or group getting involved?

Here's lots of great ways to get involved.

The GSPCA was founded in 1873 and to help celebrate 146 years caring for animals in Guernsey we are asking for your help.

It is also a very special year as we celebrate 90 years being at our current address on Rue des Truchots in St Andrews.

There are many ways you, your school, group, work place, business can help celebrate.

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