Submitted by Steve on 16:53, 12th Jun, 2020 | 0

During lockdown we have been touched by many amazing stories of those wanting to support the work of the GSPCA during these very difficult days.

Here is another we really want to share with you.

Vicky Nagy tells us all about her kind son Kobi -

‘My son is called Kobi Nagy hes 11 years old and attends Amherst Primary School.

His favourite animals are Sloths & he would love a golden retriever one day.

He chose the GSPCA as it's for the animals and wanted to help.

When he gets older he would like to work for British Airways as cabin crew.

Lockdown has been challenging but he has completed all his school work and we had fun doing various activities and some nice walks for exercise.

Kobi is Autistic and does not like change of routine so being in lockdown was tough but we got there and kept to a routine.

Kobi painted these plaques and he was mentioned by Deputy Gavin St Pier on May 22nd briefing as we sent one to the panel.

Some plaques said, lockdown 2020, my bubble 2020, thankyou key workers, thankyou SOG, thankyou HSC & many more.

We sold to friends and the public, he already raised £20.00 for the RNLI, £90.00 for Amherst School & £80.00 for the GSPCA.’

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “What an amazing young man Kobi is and we cannot thank him enough for not just supporting the work of the GSPCA but also the RNLI and his School Amherst.”

“During these difficult days every penny makes a huge difference and we cannot thank him enough for the amazing donation of £80.”

“It is wonderful to hear how Kobi has been keeping so busy during lock down not only with his school work but also helping local good causes.”

“With over 300 animals in our care it is incredibly busy here at the GSPCA.”

“The Coronavirus Pandemic has put huge pressures on us here at the GSPCA as our shops have closed, had only emergency boarders in and nearly all of our fund raising events have had to be cancelled other than those virtual ones we have created.”

“With running costs of £2000 a day raising the funds to keep the Shelter going is a daily challenge and without kind supporters like Kobi and those that donate we could carry out our around the clock work.”

“The main challenge is raising the funds as we aren’t able to run our normal events or charity shop and with only a few emergency boarders we have faced a real struggle to raise the £2,000 a day to run the Shelter so we launched our #GSPCACoronavirusCrisisAppeal .”

“We have had some amazing donations towards this much needed appeal and if you would like to donate you can do so by calling 01481 257261, by post or online via our web page .”

“If you donate a minimum donation of £5 during June you will be put into a draw for a Sterling Silver “Gerry” Giraffe charm and chain kindly donated by Becky Rowe.”

“Another great way to supporting is by donating each month and to find out details please visit this web page .”

“Without your support the GSPCA couldn’t achieve so much caring and helping over 3000 animals every year.”

“We thank everyone for their support and understanding during these difficult days but to help show your support to the GSPCA not only can you donate you can also #PetorateToCelebrate .”

“Petorate to Celebrate is a fun way for everyone to show their support to animal charities across the British Isles and Ireland and with this idea born in Guernsey we would love to see everyone get involved.”

“To find out more on #PetorateToCelebrate please visit .”

“Finally if you would like to take on your own personal challenge to raise funds for the GSPCA please do get in touch or set up your fundraising page on or .”

Donations by post please make cheques payable to 'GSPCA’ and post to GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey, GY6 8UD.

For lots of ways of getting involved and supporting the GSPCA please visit -


In line with States of Guernsey advice please DO NOT visit the GSPCA if you are over 65, have an underlying health condition or have any symptoms of Coronavirus and only visit us if your visit is essential but before doing so please call us on 01481 257261 or email [email protected] before your trip to the GSPCA to see if we can help without you coming to the Shelter. For the latest information and advice please visit

The GSPCA continues with Essential Services only at this time and for more details 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 lots more ideas on how you can support the shelter and the animals in our care then please visit our fundraising page

To see a list of our volunteer induction evenings which we hold each month and for more information please visit or call 257261

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


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