Submitted by Steve on 11:29, 23rd Nov, 2023 | 0

On Monday 20th November 2023 the Lieutenant-Governor His Excellency the Lieutenant General Richard Cripwell CB, CBE came for his first visit to the GSPCA for a guided tour.

His Excellency arrived at 1030am and was greeted by GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne GSPCA President and local Vet John Knight and GSPCA Vice Presidents Tom Le Pelley and Adele Malpas.

From Barnacle Bill the loggerhead turtle to Faulkner and Jem the grey seal pups, hedgehogs to cockatiels, seeing the storm damage to the new small animal unit, plans for the future with the BIG BUILD to hearing about our 150 year history His Excellency was both fascinated and intrigued with the work that goes on 24/7 365 days a year.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “It was wonderful to meet and show His Excellency around the GSPCA on Monday.”

“He arrived at 1030am and his one hour tour turned out to be nearly 2 hours as he was so interested in all that we do here at the GSPCA.”

“During the tour His Excellency got to met many of the animals in our care from Barnacle Bill the loggerhead turtle to our two seal pups from Jersey Faulkner and Jem.”

“We talked about our 150 year history and also showed His Excellency our plans for the future with our Big Build and the appeal .”

“We showed the awful storm damage and talked about those that have kindly donated to the repairs by calling us on  01481 257261, by post to GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey GY6 8UD and the many online .”

“We mentioned many of the funny stories, cruelty cases and how emotional our work can be especially helping 1000’s of bereaved pet owners each year from the road traffic accidents to our cremation service.”

“We talked about our GSPCA 150th Year Ball on Saturday 10th February 2023 and so much more.”

“After the tour with Steve where his Excellency met many of the GSPCA team as well as the animals he had tea and biscuits with the committee members and met up with Tim Pellett the GSPCA Training and Community Officer who talked about the Work 2 Benefit work and what we do with the amazing corporate support we have.”

Tim Pellett GSPCA Training and Community Officer said “We really enjoyed meeting His Excellency and talking to him about our work.”

“I got the chance to tell him all about our work with those unemployed and how we support them getting back into employment through the Work 2 Benefit scheme.”

“We also talked about the many other volunteer opportunities.”

His Excellency Lieutenant General Richard Cripwell CB, CBE recently wrote a fabulous letter of thanks to the GSPCA in which a few of the kind words he said were “Thank you very much indeed for the opportunity to visit the GSPCA.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed the chance to visit the site, meet some of your team and see some of the animals in your care.”

“I should say from the start how surprised I was at the scale of the operation.”

“It is hugely impressive the operation and your ability to balance the competing demands on your resources really stuck in my mind.”

“You seem to have managed the post storm challenges much better than I thought you had, although I don’t underestimate the juggling you have had to carry out.”

“Walking around the estate the need for the Big Build was obvious in a few areas.”

“Your team were very welcoming and I learnt something every time I turned a corner.”

“At the top of the list was seeing those beautiful seals out of the water.”

“It is quite a thing to visit a place where every life has value.”

“I look forward seeing your visions come to life in the coming years.”

Steve continued “A huge thank you to His Excellency for taking time out to visit us during his busy schedule and also for being our Patron at the GSPCA.”

“The Lieutenant-Governor General Froome when we were founded 150 years ago supported as our Patron and it is so wonderful in our 150th year to have Lieutenant General Richard Cripwell CB, CBE as our current Patron and to show him how far we have come and the plans for the future.”

“To see lots of ways to support us in our 150th year please visit .”

Did you know the Lieutenant-Governor is appointed by The Monarch and is the Crown's personal representative in the Bailiwick. Appointed for a five year term, Lieutenant General Richard Cripwell CB, CBE took up the post in February 2022. 

To see how His Excellency supports good causes please visit

To see more on the GSPCA history please visit


Donate by calling  01481 257261, by post to GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey GY6 8UD or online


For details please check out

GSPCA 150th Year Ball Saturday 30th September

To find out more -


The GSPCA have the BIGGEST BUILD APPEAL in our 150 year history and to find out more please visit

GSPCA Celebrates 150 years in 2023

This year the GSPCA celebrate 150 years and to find out more please check out

Sponsored Event

Why not create your own sponsored event or challenge -

For lots more ideas why not visit our fundraising page

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 -

To visit our Amazon Wish list to see some of the items we need to help the wildlife please visit -

GSPCA Wildlife Hospital Appeal

To make a direct donation please visit -

To Buy a Brick in the new Wildlife Hospital and download a leaflet please click here -

Larger donors or corporates may want to make a larger donation and become an Exclusive Build Partner and to find out more please visit -

Legacies & Bequests

By leaving a gift to the GSPCA in your Will really helps us to improve the lives of animals into the future.  After providing for those you care for, please consider leaving a proportion of what remains to the GSPCA it is so appreciated and makes a real lasting legacy.

A gift like this to the GSPCA ensures our animals and those in Guernsey will always have someone to keep them safe. To find out more please 

Gift Aid on Donations over £500

To find out about the States of Guernsey tax relief information on gift aid up to 2020 on donations totalling between £500 and £5000 please see the details by going to

2021 gift aid is from £500 and up to £7500 and here are the details -

To download the form to claim for 2020 or before please follow this link

Become a sponsor and GSPCA member

Why become an Angel Pen Pal Sponsor and support our work each month please visit -

To become a Corporate Angel Pen Pal form for your business to sponsor animals in our care each year please click here  

Share our posts and follow us on social media

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Below are our usual opening times but these are occasionally adjusted to ensure we provide the best of care for the animals and those needing our 24/7 help, in an emergency please call 01481 257261


Reception & Shop area

Collecting/Dropping Off Boarding Dogs & Cats

Viewing animals for adoption

Emergencies Call 257261 or the Shelter is manned 24/7

GSPCA Charity Shop in Smith Street


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Closed unless advertised


Upcoming Events we are at and need your help -

Are you supporting the GSPCA our 150th year? Here are a few ways you could get involved | GSPCA Guernsey

Wednesday 8th November 2023 – GSPCA Dog First aid Course

Wednesday 15th November 2023 – GSPCA Cat First aid Course

Wednesday 22nd November 2023 – Volunteer Induction Evening

Monday 4th December 2023 – World Wildlife Conservation Day

GSPCA Purple Week Friday 9th – Friday 16th February 2024 

GSPCA 150th Year Ball – Saturday 10th February 2023

Tuesday 13th February 2024 630pm Volunteer Induction Evening

Dog First Aid 6.30pm - 8.45pm Tuesday 12th March 2024 - Ref - Dog 12/3

Cat First Aid 6.30pm - 8.45pm Tuesday 19th March 2024 - Ref - Cat 19/3

Tuesday 16th April 2024 630pm Volunteer Induction Evening

Wednesday 12th June 2024 630pm Volunteer Induction Evening

Tuesday 23rd July 2024 630pm Volunteer Induction Evening

Tuesday 10th September 2024 630pm Volunteer Induction Evening

Tuesday 5th November 2024 630pm Volunteer Induction Evening

Dog First Aid 6.30pm - 8.45pm Tuesday 12th November 2024 - Ref - Dog 12/9

Cat First Aid 6.30pm - 8.45pm Tuesday 19th November 2024 - Ref - Cat 19/9

Many more events will be added and dates to be confirmed and if you have any events or ideas to celebrate our 150 years please get in touch…………..



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