Thank you to Grow Ltd and to InVideo - New video of thanks and advice to tortoise owners

Submitted by Steve on 10:59, 1st Oct, 2019 | 0

We recently said a thank you to Grow Ltd for some wonderful donations of fruit and veg and we have had even more through the month of September which the GSPCA and in particular the animals are extremely grateful for.

Invideo who help create promotional videos saw our online thanks and educational message about feeding the correct food types to tortoise and kindly made a video as a way of us to promote the message.

Below and featured on our social media you can see the wonderful video which we are very grateful for.

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See the GSPCA at the North Show with Northern Trust volunteers, our Battle of Flower Entry and meet some of our tortoise

Submitted by Steve on 12:14, 22nd Aug, 2019 | 0

Today we will be at the second day of the North Show not only with our stall with lots of games but you may meet a range of animals.

3 of the Shelter tortoise will be there and some Giant animals too from Northern Trust who are helping on the stall.

The team have been busy making an entry for the Battle of Flowers so please pop down and support our stall and this fantastic event.

To find out more please visit - http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/see-gspca-north-show-go-forth-north

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Thank you to Grow Ltd for the lovely strawberries and advice for tortoise owners

Submitted by Steve on 12:11, 2nd Jul, 2019 | 0

A huge thanks from the GSPCA to our friends at Grow Ltd who recently donated a huge amount of strawberries.

The animals very much enjoyed them as a lovely treat, but you must take care as these lovely tasting fruits for some species need to be given very sparingly for various reasons for their health.

Your tortoise and strawberries

You should protect any strawberries growing in your garden, as they are a particular favourite of Mediterranean tortoises.

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Stray tortoise found near the PEH now at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 15:44, 12th Sep, 2016 | 0

On Friday 9th September a Herman tortoise was been rescued in near the Princess Elizabeth Hospital.

He is now in the care of the Shelter in a pen under the care of the team at the GSPCA.

The team have named him 'Micky' and we are appealing for the owner to please get in touch.

During Spring and Summer the GSPCA often see up to 30 male stray tortoise, although we rarely see females that are lost.

Yvonne Chauvel Senior Animal Care Assistant said "Poor Micky the stray tortoise that arrived on Friday was found near the PEH."

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Stray tortoise found on Ville Amphrey in St Martins now at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 22:03, 18th Jul, 2016 | 0

Today a large tortoise has been rescued in the road on Ville Amphrey in St Martins.

He is now in the care of the Shelter after sustaining an injury to his shell and resting in a pen under the care of the team at the GSPCA.

The team with the finder have named him 'Speedy' and we are appealing for the owner to please get in touch.

During Spring and Summer the GSPCA often see up to 30 male stray tortoise, although we rarely see females that are lost.

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Stray tortoise in today found on Gibauderie in St Peter Port

Submitted by Steve on 17:53, 27th May, 2015 | 0

Today another stray tortoise was found on the Gibauderie in St Peter Port.

If you live in the area and missing a tortoise please do get in touch.

'Riley' as staff and volunteers have named the male, adult Herman's tortoise is not chipped and we have had no reports of a missing tortoise.

Each year we see around 30 stray tortoise handed into the GSPCA and we find the owners for nearly every one.

Thankfully he is safe and warm at the GSPCA, but we are appealing for the owner to come forward.

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Stray tortoise found near the Grammar School on Sunday

Submitted by Steve on 17:50, 27th May, 2015 | 0

On Sunday a stray tortoise was found walking down road by Grammar School.

If you live in the area and missing a tortoise please do get in touch.

'Terry' as staff and volunteers have named the male, adult Herman's tortoise is not chipped and we have had no reports of a missing tortoise.

Each year we see around 30 stray tortoise handed into the GSPCA and we find the owners for nearly every one.

Thankfully he is safe and warm at the GSPCA, but we are appealing for the owner to come forward.

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After their great escapes two tortoise are back home

Submitted by Steve on 17:37, 16th May, 2015 | 0

We are always looking for happy endings at the GSPCA and this week we’ve had two tortoise success stories.

Last week two stray tortoise were found one near Oatlands and another in St Saviour’s.

We advertised them both on our web site and social media and thanks to our facebook page both owners saw their beloved pets and contacted us and were shortly after reunited.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “It was lovely to reunite both tortoise with their owners Monroe as we called her was actually Charlie and Hugo was actually called Troy.”

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Stray tortoise found on Oatlands Lane

Submitted by Steve on 16:43, 11th May, 2015 | 0

Earlier today another stray tortoise was brought into the GSPCA.

'Monroe' as staff and volunteers have named the adult tortoise was found on Oatlands Lane.

Monroe has a distinctive white patch on his shell.

Each year we see around 30 stray tortoise handed into the GSPCA and we currently have two strays at the Shelter.

If you think that this may be your lost tortoise then please call the GSPCA on 257261 or pop into the Animal Shelter in St Andrews.

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GSPCA Tortoise get their wake up call

Submitted by Steve on 17:31, 7th Mar, 2015 | 0

On site at the GSPCA we have four resident tortoise.

Some have found their way to us having been found as strays and others have come in after their owners sadly passing away.

Yesterday the last two tortoise were woken up from their hibernation with the warm spell that is due and spring on its way.

Hilda our oldest tortoise woke up some weeks ago on the coldest day of the year and decided that her sleep was long enough. Hilda is a 61 year old spur-thighed tortoise and wouldn't go into hibernation until early December.

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