Submitted by Steve on 20:16, 28th Jan, 2015 | 0

Last week 40 pupils from Acorn House visited the GSPCA to learn all about animal welfare and keep the animals at the Animal Shelter entertained.

Lorna Prince Animal Welfare Manager and Sarah Creasey Animal Welfare and Education Officer looked after the Acorn House pupils.

Shortly after the group arrived they were split in half so that each group could take it in turns having a guided tour of the facilities, whilst the other learnt about making enrichment toys for the animals at the GSPCA before swapping over.

Education has always played a huge part in the work of the GSPCA and next month we celebrate helping animals in Guernsey for 142 years.

Sarah Creasey Animal Welfare and Education Officer said "Last week Acorn House reception came in to learn about nocturnal animals at the GSPCA."

"They also got to meet up close one of our rabbits and a ferret."

"While half the group were being shown around, the rest of the group made enrichment toys, which were later given to the cats and rabbits."

"Education is a very important part of the work here at the GSPCA and we also enjoy enriching the environments of our animal residents."

"Next month we celebrate 142 years helping animals in Guernsey and if anyone would like to get involved with the GSPCA Purple Week we would love to hear from you."

"If anyone would like a school tour at the GSPCA or for us to come out and talk about our work please do get in touch."

If you would like to arrange an education tour of the GSPCA Animal Shelter or group talk please email Sarah Creasey, the GSPCA Animal Welfare and Education Office - [email protected] - or call the Shelter on 01481 257261.

For more on our education work please click here.

To see pictures of the animals enjoying their enrichment toys please click here

To find out more about our upcoming events please see below.



Here is a full list of upcoming Bingo Dates -

  • Wednesday 11th February GSPCA Alice in Wonderland Birthday week with a Purple theme
  • Tuesday 17th March St Patricks theme
  • Tuesday 21st April Queens birthday theme
  • Tuesday 26th May John Waynes birthday cowboy theme
  • Monday 22nd June Summer Solstice themed Bingo
  • Tuesday 14th July Bastille Day Bingo French theme
  • Wednesday 26th August Dog Day Bingo
  • Wednesday 16th September Mexican Independence Day Bingo
  • Monday 12th October Spain Day Bingo
  • Monday 30th November St Andrews Day Scottish Bingo
  • Each of the Bingo nights are £14.50 per person or £10.50 for children.  They start at 7pm and for the price it includes Food and 8 Games of Bingo.

    Fancy dress and bringing a musical instrument is optional, but encouraged.

    Menu – Is a themed buffet with Vegetarian and Dairy, Wheat and Gluten free options

    To Book your place or table please call 01481 257261 or online via our paypal link.

    Cash prizes, tombola, raffle and all proceeds helping animals in Guernsey.

    Bingo Bash top prizes have reached £100 for the final game.

    Can seat up to 180, please book your seat by lunch time on the day.

    Possible seats on the night but please try and book early.


    To book via paypal, in the reference box please enter the date and theme of the evening you would like to attend, as well as the numbers of adults and children with their requirements of vegetarian or gluten free if needed. Also please enter a contact phone number.

    If you would like to help at the event, donate raffle prizes or know more please contact Steve Byrne on 01481 257261 or email [email protected]

    Click here to find out about our GSPCA Build Partner Programme.

    GSPCA Purple Birthday Alice in Wonderland themed bingo at the Market Bistro Wednesday 11th February, please click here for details

    GSPCA Purple birthday Alice in WOnderland themed bingo at the Market Bistro in Guernsey with the GSPCA 

    GSPCA Purple Week 9th - 15th February, celebrating 142 years helping animals in Guernsey. Please click here to find out how to get involved

    To book for Sidney's Sponsored Events 1920's St. Valentine's Day Mafia Ball on Saturday 14th February 2015 please click here

    Have you got a GSPCA Hoody, Polo Shirt, Sweat Shirt or T-shirt? If not get yours by clicking here.

    To find out about our Events, how to become a Member, Sponsor an Animal Pen, our Wish List, Corporate Sponsorship & Volunteering, , our New Build & Redevelopment Appeal and much more please click here.

    There are many ways to support the work of the GSPCA and you can even donate online by clicking the paypal link below.

    Donate with JustGiving and PayPal

    By post cheques payable to 'GSPCA' - GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey, GY6 8UD

    Or by phone 01481 257261.

    To find out more regarding our Angel Sponsorship Scheme please click here.

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    Like GSPCA Guenrsey Animal Shelter on facebookFollow the GSPCA Animal Shelter in Guernsey on twitter

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    To see a page full of items on our GSPCA Wish List please click here.


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