Submitted by GSPCA on 12:53, 17th Jun, 2013 | 0

The Christmas Lottery this year is helping save lives.

Thanks to a grant from the Christmas Lottery the GSPCA have been able to purchase an additional 5 Intensive Care Units.

June is always a busy month for the GSPCA as we are inundated with young animals and birds.

Currently the GSPCA has many young birds, baby hedgehogs, kittens, baby bunnies, new born degus, not to mention many sick and injured animals and birds.

The team at the GSPCA were overjoyed to be one of the many worthy causes to receive a grant to help purchase additional Intensive Care Units.

The units came just in the nick of time as last week 4 baby hedgehogs or hoglets were found with no mother in sight only a day or two old.

Now named Smiley, Marley, Ellie and Bella they are being cared for and hand reared by the GSPCA team.

The Intensive Care Units provide all round heat and a set humidity which is ideal for hand rearing young animals and birds as well as a fantastic way to help treat the 1000’s of sick and injured animals that arrive at the GSPCA every year.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said ‘We are over the moon with the new units as this time of year we receive so many young animals and birds.’

‘These units really do help save lives and we are so grateful to the Christmas Lottery for allowing us to be awarded one of the many grants that have been awarded to charities around the Island.’

‘The four hoglets are doing well and were the first to experience the new Intensive Care Units.’

Malcolm Woodhams Vice-Chairman of the Association of Guernsey CharitiesThe proceeds from the Christmas Lottery help charities with projects and services throughout the year, and it’s wonderful to see organisations putting their grants to good use.’ 

‘The Association of Guernsey Charities ensures that the lottery funds are used to support a wide variety of local good causes, and we know that the important work of the GSPCA is greatly appreciated by islanders.’

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The following are events planned for 2013

Every Tuesday during term time between 10.30am and 12pm at the GSPCA we have a coffee morning with bric-a-brac and pet supplies on sale.  Please click here for more details

Sunday 14th July - Labradog Day - a fun day for labrador owners at the Hotel Bon Port - please click here for details

Wednesday 17th July 6.30pm - Volunteer Induction Evening - more details to follow

Sunday 15th September 2013 - Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday - click here for more details.

4th October - World Animal Day - more details to follow


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