Submitted by Steve on 18:52, 8th Dec, 2023 | 0

Last month we gave an update on Molly the Chihuahua and in case you missed it, Lorna Chadwick GSPCA Animal Welfare Manager kindly posted –

‘*MOLLY UPDATE* Molly has been with her wonderful foster family for nearly two weeks and she is one very lucky little dog!

Our gorgeous girl was so fortunate when Paul and Julia Watts offered to let her join their family. Not only does she have fabulous humans to look after her, she has a new older brother in Shadow the Boxer and she has settled in really well.

Julia and Paul are very experienced with dogs that have complicated veterinary needs, just like Molly. She has to take 4 types of medication every day and go for regular check-ups with the Vet. Due to the nature of her heart condition her health could deteriorate with little warning, so we are thankful that she has experienced eyes that can spot any changes in her health and behaviour, that might indicate she needs urgent assistance.

Julia and Paul have fostered for the GSPCA before, in fact Shadow was a foster dog that never left! Julia said that:

"Fostering an animal can help them recover from neglect, abuse, illness or injury or it can provide end of life care. These can be the first steps towards them finding a new, loving forever home, or ensuring their end of life is one of quality.

Through our experience of fostering we have become aware that some animals do not do well in Kennels. We have personally found it very rewarding to know that we have supported dogs to feel loved and cared for. All of our dogs have had unique personalities and that is what is so lovely they have been able to shine and let that personally come through.

Living in a domestic home has given our dogs the chance to be loved and cared for, either because they were ill or they had become highly anxious in the shelter.

We would strongly recommend that you might like to consider fostering as an option, the animals and the shelter (GSPCA) needs you. Be the reason an animal loves you as a human and think of all the benefits to your own well being that an animal can bring."

Lorna Chadwick who has been overseeing Molly's care said "End of life fostering is such a fantastic gift to give a dog. It's not for everyone but with the support of the GSPCA and donations from our wonderful Community we can give dogs like Molly a little bit more time to enjoy life."

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far. If you would like to help Molly you can donate over the phone by calling 257261, by post or in person at the GSPCA, Rue Du Truchots, St Andrews, GY6 8UD

Online via our website:


If you are interested in learning more about how you could become a foster carer, short or long term, please visit our website for more information.

Thank you from Molly and the other animals at the GSPCA.’

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “Molly is a wonderful little Chihuahua who has such a poorly heart.”

“There are many ways to support our work from the care of Molly to the seal pups, the BIG BUILD to coming along to our Ball, collecting at Pets at Home this month to other ways of volunteering.”

“To make a donation to help the animals in our care please go to  .”

“You can also donate by calling  01481 257261, by post to GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey GY6 8UD or popping up to the Shelter in St Andrews.”

“To make a donation or support our BIGGEST BUILD Appeal please check out .”

"For lots of ways to support our work in our 150th year please visit ."

“We also have our 150th Ball on the 10th February with some amazing acts and speakers and to find out more please visit .”

“We couldn’t do so much without your support.”


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


For details please check out

GSPCA 150th Year Ball Saturday 30th September

To find out more -


The GSPCA have the BIGGEST BUILD APPEAL in our 150 year history and to find out more please visit

GSPCA Celebrates 150 years in 2023

This year the GSPCA celebrate 150 years and to find out more please check out

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  

Share our posts and follow us on social media

Many of you will have seen us on social media and your support liking and sharing our posts is really appreciated, and to visit our social media pages please go to





Subscribe to our Supporters Newsletter

To subscribe to our supporters newsletter and find out about upcoming events and news please go to

Below are our usual opening times but 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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Bank Holiday’s

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Closed unless advertised


Upcoming Events we are at and need your help -

Are you supporting the GSPCA our 150th year? Here are a few ways you could get involved | GSPCA Guernsey

December 2023 – Santa Paws Appeal at Pets at Home with the Pets Foundation

GSPCA Purple Week Friday 9th – Friday 16th February 2024 

GSPCA 150th Year Ball – Saturday 10th February 2024  

Tuesday 13th February 2024 630pm Volunteer Induction Evening

Dog First Aid 6.30pm - 8.45pm Tuesday 12th March 2024 - Ref - Dog 12/3

Cat First Aid 6.30pm - 8.45pm Tuesday 19th March 2024 - Ref - Cat 19/3

Tuesday 16th April 2024 630pm Volunteer Induction Evening

Wednesday 12th June 2024 630pm Volunteer Induction Evening

Tuesday 23rd July 2024 630pm Volunteer Induction Evening

Tuesday 10th September 2024 630pm Volunteer Induction Evening

Tuesday 5th November 2024 630pm Volunteer Induction Evening

Dog First Aid 6.30pm - 8.45pm Tuesday 12th November 2024 - Ref - Dog 12/9

Cat First Aid 6.30pm - 8.45pm Tuesday 19th November 2024 - Ref - Cat 19/9

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…………..



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