Submitted by Steve on 15:27, 25th Nov, 2022 | 0

In February 2023 the GSPCA celebrates 150 years since being founded and here are a few ideas to get involved with this momentous mile stone.

The celebrations all kick off in February when we were founded and throughout the following 12 months we will be running a range of events and celebrations and we need your help to make it an extra special year.

We would normally hold our GSPCA Purple Week in February to celebrate our anniversary of being founded, but as it is such a BIG year we will be holding a GSPCA Purple Month starting from the 1st February to encourage everyone to get involved with our 150 year celebrations.

A real easy way to help us to ensure we can help animals 24/7 is to become an Angel pen Pal Sponsor either as yourself, for a gift or even your group or business.

To become an Angel Pen Pal Sponsor and support our work please visit -

To become a Corporate Angel Pen Pal form please click here

So here is the current guide to events in 2023 our 150th year so far -

1st – 28th February – GSPCA Purple Month – a time to celebrate the GSPCA 150 years – It is also Responsible Animal Guardian Month

Wednesday 8thFebruary 2023 – Volunteer Induction Evening

Founding Day of the GSPCA Tuesday 14th February 2023 – GSPCA Dog First aid Course

Wednesday 15th February 2023 – GSPCA Cat First aid Course

Wednesday 22nd February 2023 – National Wildlife Day

Thursday 23rd February - International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

Wednesday 29th March 2023 - Volunteer Induction Evening

March 2023 – Adopt a Rescue Guinea Pig Month

Friday 3rd March 2023 - World Wildlife Day

Wednesday 22nd March - International Day of the Seal

Thursday 23rd March 2023 – National Puppy Day

April 2023 – Easter Virtual Pet Show

Sunday 2nd April – National Ferret Day

Tuesday 4th April 2023 – World Rat Day

Tuesday 25th April 2023 – World Penguin Day

GSPCA 150th Year Spring Ball – Date to be Confirmed

April 2022 Autism Guernsey and GSPCA Puffin Parade Launch – Date to be Confirmed

April 2023 – AGM – Date to be Confirmed

May 2023 - International Respect for Chickens Month

Friday 12th May to Friday 19th May GSPCA 150th Year Cupcake Week

Sunday 21st May 2023 150th Year Celebrations & Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday

Tuesday 23rd May 2023 International Turtle Day

Tuesday 30th May – International Hug Your Cat Day

Wednesday 31st May 2023 - Volunteer Induction Evening

June 2023 – National Microchipping Month

June 2023 – 150th Year Sponsored Dog Walk – Date to be Confirmed

Summer 2023 – Summer Sunday Family Lunch

Wednesday 14th June 2023 – World Sea Turtle Day

Sunday 25th June 2023 – Guernsey Charities Fete

Friday 23rd June 2023 - Take Your Dog To Work Day

June 26th to July 3rd 2023 – National Rabbit Week

Wednesday 12th July 2023 – Volunteer Induction Evening

Sunday 16th July 2023 – World Snake Day

Monday 14th August 2023 – World Lizard Day

August 2023 – West Show

August 2023 – North Show

September 2023 - World Animal Remembrance Month

Wednesday 13th September 2023 - Volunteer Induction Evening

October 2023 - World Animal Month

Wednesday 4th October 2023 - World Animal Day

Wednesday 25th October 2023 - Volunteer Induction Evening

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

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…………..

There are many other amazing ways businesses can help support the GSPCA into the future and to see some of the ideas please visit - How your Business can help the GSPCA & Corporate Sponsorship | GSPCA Guernsey

Some of the BIG plans and wish list items we need moving into 2023, into the future and for our 150th year include –

Fitting out a Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Small Animal, Reptile and Bird Section -  - £100,000

Temporary Aviaries to help with new build move - £3,500

A New Wildlife Hospital - (see link for costs and how to Buy a Brick)

A New Large Vehicle for Animal Transportation and Events - £20,000

New Dog Rehoming, Stray, Cruelty Case and Isolation Kennels with Grooming and Laundry Facilities - £150-200,000

A Ferret Unit - £30,000

A New Fridge System for our Bereavement work - £2,500

Crusher facility and equipment - £10,000

New Laundry equipment including a £8,500 Washer and £7,000 Dryer

We have a number of projects we currently have funding for and excited to announce as these progress in the coming months and hugely thankful to all those that have helped towards these.

The above are some of the main plans we have upcoming in the next few years but we do have others that we will share as we progress through those most in need.

In recent years we have been working hard looking at our strategy, aims, values, vision and much more and to se these please visit

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager “The team and animals are getting very excited as we approach 2023 as in February we will be celebrating 150 years.”

“We are launching the information in how to support us and appealing for everyone to think of ways that they can help us celebrate and ensure we have another 150 years.”

“We have some amazing plans upcoming and 2023 will be very busy from GSPCA Purple Month in February to starting the much needed Wildlife Hospital.”

“We also have a huge range of events we are planning and anyone wanting to sponsor or get involved with these we would love to hear from you.”

“If you would like to get involved you can email me on [email protected] or call 257261.”

“The first meeting to discuss an animal charity in Guernsey took place on the 10th February 1873, 4 days later the GSPCA was founded, those that founded the charity I am sure would be very proud of everything that has been achieved and all we do helping animals and our community and we look forward to the future with many hopes, wishes and excitement.”

Lorna Chadwick GSPCA Animal Welfare Manager said “We are looking at lots of ideas to celebrate our 150 years from a Virtual Pet Show to our Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday.”

“Preventing cruelty is sadly still part of our work and every year we help animals that aren’t being cared for.”

“In the last year we have had a number of cases where there have been too many animals being kept or animals not being given what they need and anyone concerned about an animals care they can always call us on 257261.”

Yvonne Chauvel Senior Animal Care Assistant said “I have worked at the GSPCA over 25 years and we help 1000’s of animals every year.”

“It is amazing how many animals and people we help every year.”

“The Shelter has gone through many changes over the years and we have lots of exciting plans for 2023.”

Here are a few other ideas to support the GSPCA -


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

Puffin Parade

In 2023 we are running a Puffin Parade and to sponsor a 4 foot puffin with the GSPCA and Autism Guernsey go to -

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  

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Subscribe to our Supporters Newsletter

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In line with States of Guernsey advice please DO NOT visit the GSPCA if 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

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 -

Below are our usual opening times but with the current challenges due to covid 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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Upcoming Events we are at and need your help -


Cat First Aid 6.30pm - 8.45pm Wednesday 30th November 2022 - Ref – Cat30/11 -

2023 GSPCA and Autism Guernsey have the Puffin Parade -


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