Submitted by Steve on 15:26, 1st Oct, 2020 | 0

Each morning this week Candidates from the 2020 Election are visiting the GSPCA and so far 18 of the 118 Candidates have kindly taken time as part of their Campaign to visit us here in St Andrews.

On Monday Yves Le Normand, Craig Bougord and Simon de la Mare had a tour of the GSPCA with Manager Steve Byrne and Training and Community Officer Tim Pellett and Tuesday was the turn of Steve Falla and Sian Jones, Wednesday we welcomed Simon Fairclough, Garry Collins, Charles Parkinson, Sarah Breton, Neil Cave, Sam Haskins and Ivan Rihoy and today we had the pleasure of Nigel Chescoe, Nick Moakes, Jane Le Ber, Luke Tough, Elaine Mahy, Michael Beaumont and some family members.

The six Candidates had the chance to see behind the scenes and learn of the work of the GSPCA as well as our challenges and those faced investigating animal cruelty, neglect and other animal related offences.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “Today was the fourth day of Candidates visiting the GSPCA and takes the total to 18 Candidates so far with the last tour tomorrow.”

“Each morning we have invited them to attend the GSPCA to hear not only about our 24/7 but the daily challenges we face and those we face in the current climate of Covid-19 and we have two more large groups to go on Thursday and Friday.”

“Today we welcomed Nigel Chescoe, Nick Moakes, Jane Le Ber, Luke Tough, Elaine Mahy, Michael Beaumont and some family members and had a fantastic tour.”

“We showed them around and talked about the current Animal Welfare 2012 Ordinance and those areas still yet to be enacted and there were many questions from all of the Candidates.”

“We discussed some of the key animal welfare challenges we face from reuniting animals with no identification to those risks nesting and roosting wild animals can and do face from builders and gardeners.”

“It has been really interesting to read the views of the Candidates about the questions posed to them especially in regards compulsory microchipping and DNA dog faeces testing which we discussed during the visit.”

You can see the answers here -

“We look forward welcoming the last group tomorrow and any Candidate not yet replied please do call us on 01481 257261 or email us on [email protected] to book in.”

“We also discussed the difficult times in raising funds and operating.”

“To care for the 1000’s of wild animals and many others in our care we really need everyone’s support and to donate to our #GSPCACoronavirusCrisisAppeal please visit , call 01481 257261 or by post please make cheques payable to 'GSPCA’ and send to GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey, GY6 8UD.”

Nick Moakes said “Thanks so much for giving up some of your time to show us around and provide some amazing insights.”

“I have been on the public tour before but I learnt a great deal more today.”

To see the original write up and more on some of the challenges we have been highlighting please visit

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 [email protected] before your trip to see if we can help without you coming to the Shelter. For the latest information and advice please visit 

The GSPCA continues with all essential services and we plane to phase other services back into operation and to find out more please visit -

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 -

During these difficult times help us help animals in need. From donating to Sponsoring a Pen, Buying a Brick for the much needed Wildlife Hospital to our Amazon and main page Wish List, holding a mufti day to a sponsored Christmas dip, here are some of the ways you could help give animals joy.

For volunteering information please visit or call 257261

To find out more on talks and our education work please email [email protected] or call 01481 257261



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