#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.

Nearly a century and a half later the GSPCA with its HQ in St Andrews works 24/7 365 days a year helping thousands of animals through its doors and many more out on the roads, advising owners and our education work.

Since the pandemic started the GSPCA has continued its vital work and we need your support now more than ever due to the difficult times.

As we are in lockdown and social distancing applies there are still many ways you could raise funds and promote our work during #GSPCAPurpleWeek and here are just a few ideas –

Donate

Donate to our #GSPCACoronavirusCrisisAppeal by calling  01481 257261, by post to GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey GY6 8UD or online https://giving.gg/donate/event/5876/GSPCA-Coronavirus-Emergency-Appeal

Sponsored Event

Why not create your own sponsored event or challenge - https://giving.gg/donate/charity/2/Guernsey-Society-for-the-Prevention-of-Cruelty-to-Animals-(GSPCA)

For lots more ideas why not visit our fundraising page www.gspca.org.gg/fundraising

Wish List

Check out our wish list page from the smallest of items to our biggest of projects there are many ways to support us - http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/our-plans-wish-list

To visit our Amazon Wish list to see some of the items we need to help the wildlife please visit - https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/25MJPPDAGXHL1?type=WishList

Become a sponsor and GSPCA member

Why become an Angel Pen Pal Sponsor and support our work each month please visit - http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Angel%20sponsor%20form%20special%202018%20new.pdf

To become a Corporate Angel Pen Pal form for your business to sponsor animals in our care each year please click here http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Corporate%20Angel%20Pen%20Pal%20sponsor%20formnew.pdf  

Share our posts and share your purple pictures

Many of you will have seen us on social media and your support liking and sharing our posts is really appreciated, and to visit our social media pages please go to

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GuernseySPCA

Twitter https://twitter.com/GSPCA

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/gspca-guernsey-965b0751/

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/gspca_guernsey/

We’d love to see your purple themes pictures with your animals on our social media for #GSPCAPurpleWeek

Put up a poster

To download a poster to help promote #GSPCAPurpleWeek please click here http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/GSPCA%20Purple%20Week%202021%20148%20years.pdf 

Subscribe to our Supporters Newsletter

To subscribe to our supporters newsletter and find out about upcoming events and news please go to https://us14.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=9324335c87c8b3ec9f0016f2a&id=e61c951a08

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “This weekend the GSPCA celebrates 148 years of history.”

“Each year to mark our anniversary we hold our #GSPCAPurpleWeek and this year we see our first ever in lockdown.”

“With few fund raisers and next to no boarding due to lockdown the GSPCA income has been hit hard and we need your support now more than ever.”

“There are many ways you can help support our vital 24/7 work and donate or raise funds for the hundreds of animals in our care.”

“With over 130 hedgehogs, 3 seal pups, dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, fish, reptiles and many birds we help over 3000 animals through the doors every year.”

“With so many animals in our care we would love you to join our sponsor scheme to help us each month.”

“Just a couple of pounds each month can make a massive difference in helping the animals in our care and to find out more please go to http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Angel%20sponsor%20form%20special%202018%20new.pdf .”

“We have been working hard not only to care for the many animals and carry out our rescue work, but also reviewing our strategy.”

“Here is some information for those not familiar with what we are trying to achieve and we couldn’t do this without your support and we really hope you will join in with #GSPCAPurpleWeek.”

GSPCA Mission Statement

 

  • To prevent cruelty to all animals
  • To rescue animals in distress
  • To provide shelter for strays
  • To foster and encourage kindness and consideration in the treatment of all animals and birds

 

GSPCA Objectives

The aims and objectives of The Society are to support animals and animal welfare in Guernsey.

They include but are not limited to;

i) To prevent cruelty to animals in Guernsey,

ii) To rescue animals in distress,

iii) To foster and encourage by promotional/educational/other means the principle of kindness and consideration in the treatment of all animals, whether domestic or wild,

iv) To provide a temporary home for stray or injured animals,

v) To provide a shelter for animals in need,

vi) To cooperate with kindred and other organisations,

vii) To do all such other things as the Society may deem incidental or conducive to the attainment of the Society’s overall purpose in pursuance of these aims,

viii) The Society shall employ all means necessary to denounce acts of neglect and cruelty.

GSPCA Vision Statement

A community where animals are free from abuse, neglect and abandonment and where people care for and support domestic and wild animals, by working together and learning to ensure a future of compassionate care towards all animals.

GSPCA Values

GSPCA is committed to being CARING:              

    • Collaborative – sharing knowledge for excellence and working with our community
    • Active – strive to provide a 24/7 service to ensure we do the best we can for animals and our community. Having a proactive approach tackling issues, facilitating solutions
    • Respectful – of animals and people
    • Inclusive – together for animals and our community
    • Nurturing – nurturing the animals in our care and through our education work to improve a world for all
    • Grateful – grateful to those that support our work, kind towards one another and promoting a caring organization

GSPCA Strategic Aims

Strategic Aim 1 – Animal Welfare

‘To continually raise and improve standards of animal welfare for those in our care and to all animals’

Strategic Aim 2 -Team, Membership & Community Support

‘To encourage GSPCA membership and it’s support network. To include volunteers, supporters, referrals, current members to help us raise our profile in the local community utilising media and other means to achieve our aims and objectives.’

Strategic Aim 3 – Partnership & Networks

‘Working within our community and with other like minded organisations’

‘To create a strong network of professionals and experts to assist us in working towards our aims and objectives’

‘Develop and further enhance ways of working together.’

‘To ensure our interactions are strong, effective, supportive and enjoyable’

Strategic Aim 4 – Finance & Sustainability

‘To develop funding streams and a finance strategy which ensure the GSPCA remains sustainable whilst achieving it’s aims and objectives’

‘To identify projects and continually develop and review a business plan to ensure our future’

Strategic Aim 5 – Communication, Education & Awareness

‘To reach out to our local communities; educate, inform and engage. Garnering support for our work, raising awareness and promoting and tackling animal welfare issues’

‘To be recognised and acknowledged as the go to animal welfare organisation that can provide a voice for animals, to be an advocate for animal welfare, impart sector knowledge, information and advice to government, the public, the media and others’

‘To maximise communication channels, ensuring information and knowledge is accurately and ethically shared with our community’

Strategic Aim 6 – Legal & Constitutional

 ‘Ensure we remain complainant with all legal processes and procedures to uphold and maintain our aims and objectives’

 

 

In line with States of Guernsey advice please DO NOT visit the GSPCA if have been outside of the Bailiwick of Guernsey in line with their advice or have any symptoms of Coronavirus and we continue visits to the Shelter for only essential reasons and to please call us on 01481 257261 or email admin@gspca.org.gg before your trip to see if we can help without you coming to the Shelter. For the latest information and advice please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/search/node/coronavirus 

With huge challenges on our resources and a drop in income from boarding and donations please help us help animals in Guernsey with our #GSPCACoronavirusCrisisAppeal by donating online via - https://giving.gg/donate/event/5876/GSPCA-Coronavirus-Emergency-Appeal

 

The write up before lockdown - 

The GSPCA was founded in 1873 and to help celebrate 148 years caring for animals in Guernsey we are asking for your help.

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

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

To download a poster to help promote GSPCA Purple Week please click here http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/GSPCA%20Purple%20Week%202021%20148%20years.pdf 

Ideas to get involved.......

Why not wear purple for the day?  The GSPCA logo is purple and we are encouraging people to wear purple for a day or more during this week from purple ties to GSPCA wrist bands, pin badges, or maybe you have a better idea?

A Mufti or Dress Down Day is a great and fun way to raise funds to help animals in Guernsey and celebrate our 148th anniversary.

How about a 'Take Your Dog to Work Day' although normally this is celebrated in the summer why not hold a day at your work place early.

Maybe you would like a tombola set for your work place?  We can arrange a ticketed tombola with prizes to help raise funds for the animals in our care.

Dress as an animal for the day?  Its fun and a great way to celebrate the fact that the GSPCA help 1000's of animals and birds every year.

FACT - Did you know the Shelter has cared for two lion cubs and two monkeys and currently has 3 seal pups on site?

OSA Recruitment staff supporting the GSPCA

A sponsored event?  From a sponsored silence to a wax, stop smoking to a dog walk there are many ways you can raise funds to help animals in Guernsey. 

To set up a sponsorship page on Just Giving to do some fund raising for our work and animals in our care please visit - https://www.justgiving.com/gspca or a giving.gg page please visit  - https://giving.gg/donate/charity/0/Select-Guernsey-charity-for-direct-donation

FACT - Did you know the GSPCA often has 500+ animals in their care at any one time and over 3000 through the doors every year?

Could you sell goods for the GSPCA?  The GSPCA has a number of new GSPCA goods on sale including pens, pin badges, wrist bands, car stickers and small toy dogs which we can provide in a counter box to help raise funds for the Animal Shelter.

Help raise funds for the GSPCA 140th year Help raise funds for the GSPCA 140th year

To apply for these or the other items please download a form on this link https://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/147th%20items%20request%20form.pdf

or email stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg

FACT - Did you know that in 1919 the first home for stray dogs and cats was at 11 St John Street, St Peter Port. 5/- (five shillings) a week was paid to the tenant for housing the kennels and looking after the animals?

A collection box / wishing well? The GSPCA are always looking for businesses and places to locate collection boxes around the Island.  By clicking the above link or emailing stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg you can apply for one to help raise funds for the GSPCA.  Also if you have a bigger premises maybe you could accommodate one of our GSPCA Wishing Wells.  The first of these can be seen at the Shelter which are made on site and are a fantastic way to highlight the need of raising funds for the GSPCA and that your business supports our work caring for animals in Guernsey.

GSPCA Wishing Well

FACT - Did you know in October 1929 the GSPCA purchased its present site at Les Fiers Moutons, St Andrews. The house, outbuildings and ¾ vergee of land were bought freehold for £400.00 plus a further 2 vergees of land for £120.00 and an extra £5.00 included the spring and well?

There are many ways you can join the GSPCA Purple Week - Celebrating 148 years Caring for Animals in Guernsey between Friday 12th February and Friday 19th February.

We have a number of events taking place during the GSPCA Purple Week.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "In 2021 the GSPCA will have been helping animals in Guernsey for 148 years and we also celebrate 92 years at our site in St Andrews and we are asking animal lovers to help join in and celebrate with us."

"It costs over £700,000 a year to help care for the 1000's of animals and birds we have through our doors, provide the 24 hour 7 day a week emergency service for animals, the welfare work, dog training, education and more and we are appealing for people, schools and businesses to get involved to celebrate the wonderful work we have done and have to do for the future."

"With rising costs, the challenges due to coronavirus and the need to build a new Wildlife Hospital we hope that Guernsey will wear purple for animals and join in our birthday fun in February."

“There are many ways to support our work and to see a few ideas please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/fundraising .”

“We have had a record breaking number of wild animals and birds through our care in 2020 and we really need donations to help towards our work and the many animals and to do so please call 01481 257261, at the GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey GY6 8UD or online https://giving.gg/donate/event/5876/GSPCA-Coronavirus-Emergency-Appeal  .”

“To help ensure we can help animals 24/7 why not become a regular sponsor to help animals like the 3 seal pups especially during these extremely difficult days and to find out more please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Angel%20sponsor%20form%20special%202018%20new.pdf .”

To register your event or involvement please email stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg or call 01481 257261

Here a few links with ideas to help the animals in our care and wishes we are trying to raise funds for so please do get involved with GSPCA Purple Week and help us help those in need -

You can donate via our giving.gg page or create your own sponsored event or challenge - https://giving.gg/donate/charity/2/Guernsey-Society-for-the-Prevention-of-Cruelty-to-Animals-(GSPCA)

To donate to the three seal pups please visit - www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jerseyandguernseysealpups 

To visit the Just Giving page raising funds for life saving Intensive Care Units please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gspcaintensivecare or to buy one directly for the Shelter please visit https://brinsea.co.uk/small-animal-care/tlc-intensive-care-incubators/tlc-30-advance/

To become an Angel Pen Pal Sponsor please visit - http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Angel%20sponsor%20form%20special%202018%20new.pdf

To download a Corporate Angel Pen Pal form please click here http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Corporate%20Angel%20Pen%20Pal%20sponsor%20formnew.pdf  

To Buy a Brick in the new Wildlife Hospital and download a leaflet please click here - http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Buy%20a%20Brick%20Wildlife%20Hospital.pdf

To donate to the animals in our care another way is our paypal page - www.paypal.me/DonateGSPCA   

If you would like to help at one of our upcoming events please give Michelle a call on 257261 or email fundraising@gspca.org.gg

To see some of the animals looking for homes at the GSPCA please visit – http://www.gspca.org.gg/animals

Another way to support us is our on site Charity Shop and refreshment area and to find out more please visit - http://www.gspca.org.gg/page/gspca-onsite-charity-shop

If your group or business would like to find out about spending a day at the Shelter please go to -

http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/corporate-and-group-days

For other ways your business can help us here at the GSPCA please go to -

http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/how-your-business-can-help-gspca-corporate-sponsorship

OAlthough volunteer inductions are on hold due to covid when we restart we will advertise them on this link http://gspca.org.gg/about/volunteers 

To see our Wish List on our website please visit - http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/our-plans-wish-list

To learn about the ‘Buy a Brick’ in the new Wildlife Hospital and find out more please click here - http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/gspca-launch-buy-brick-proposed-new-wildlife-hospital

To learn more about our biggest project, become an Exclusive Build Partner and support our Wildlife Hospital please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/page/gspca-exclusive-build-partner

To visit our Amazon Wish list please visit - https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/25MJPPDAGXHL1?type=WishList

For lots more ideas on how you can support the shelter and the animals in our care then please visit our fundraising page www.gspca.org.gg/fundraising

If you think the team or an individual goes over and above some international awards open for nominations currently are –

The ADCH & Petplan Awards - https://www.petplan.co.uk/about-petplan/charities/

To find out more on trips, talks and our education work please email education@gspca.org.gg or call 01481 257261

To subscribe to our supporters newsletter and find out about upcoming events and news please go to https://us14.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=9324335c87c8b3ec9f0016f2a&id=e61c951a08

In line with States of Guernsey advice please DO NOT visit the GSPCA if have been outside of the Bailiwick of Guernsey in line with their advice or have any symptoms of Coronavirus and we continue visits to the Shelter for only essential reasons and to please call us on 01481 257261 or email admin@gspca.org.gg before your trip to see if we can help without you coming to the Shelter. For the latest information and advice please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/search/node/coronavirus

The GSPCA continues with all essential services and we plane to phase other services back into operation and to find out more please visit - http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/gspca-take-cautious-approach-returning-new-normal-%E2%80%93-gspca-plan-our-services-and-volunteers-retu

With huge challenges on our resources and a drop in income from boarding and donations please help us help animals in Guernsey with our #GSPCACoronavirusCrisisAppeal by donating online via - https://giving.gg/donate/event/5876/GSPCA-Coronavirus-Emergency-Appeal