Submitted by Steve on 13:09, 2nd Dec, 2022 | 0

The GSPCA recently received the written confirmation that full planning has been approved for a new Wildlife Hospital at the GSPCA.

This Christmas why not Buy a Brick to help this much needed Wildlife Hospital become a reality.

Option 1: £250 have your family name or company logo engraved on a brick which will feature in the build of the Wildlife Hospital.

Option 2: £50 buy a brick for the build.

To Buy a Brick in the new Wildlife Hospital and download a leaflet please click here -

You can also Buy a Brick online, all you need to do is donate the amount via

Then email us the following to [email protected] –

If a gift we can send a certificate for your Buy a Brick in a friend or loved ones name and there are a number of goodies you will get as part of this kind gift helping us build for the future to help wildlife in Guernsey.

The leaflet also has a regular giving option and if you want to sign up for this again you can email us your details and send confirmation that you have set up regular giving to the build and its care -

Another great way to get involved is to become a Build Partner and to find out more please visit

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “This week we received the written confirmation of the full planning for the much needed Wildlife Hospital.”

“This Christmas why not think of a gift that will really make a difference.”

“You can Buy A Brick in the much needed Wildlife Hospital as a Christmas, Birthday or gift for a special occasion and this will help future generations of wildlife in and around the Channel Islands.”

“There are a number of options including having a name and special message put of a brinck when we start building the much needed Wildlife Hospital which will hopefully be starting next year.”

We now have permission includes demolishing a number of very old buildings one of which dates back to the 1940’s.

We really need your help. We have raised an amazing £300,000 towards the estimated costs for the facility which are approximately £2,000,000 to build the GSPCA Wildlife Hospital and to remove the old buildings.

There are a number of ways you can help including the Buy a Brick such as donating to this much needed project or could your group, trust or business help in much bigger ways –

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 -

The next step is to go to tender, but for those wanting to help in much larger ways here are the estimated costs for some of the facilities that make up the £2,000,000 –

  • Demolitions £70,000
  • Sub-structure £80,000
  • Drainage £99,000
  • Slab £160,000
  • Roof £263,000
  • External Walls £180,000
  • Glazing to whole build £70,000
  • Each rehabilitation room £40,000
  • Central feed kitchen £35,000
  • Each marine rehabilitation room and access to pool £30,000
  • Rehabilitation Pool – to be confirmed
  • Rehabilitation aviaries/pens - £15-20,000 each
  • Receiving office where the public can drop animals off and they can be admitted and entered into the system - £25-30,000

With 4 seals currently at the GSPCA and over 100 hedgehogs, not to mention many other injured birds and wild rabbits you would think the GSPCA is extremely busy and you would be correct.

The new Wildlife Hospital will help house the 2500+ wildlife that come through the GSPCA doors each year and with our environment a major concern a facility that would help benefit future generations. 

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager continues “A new Wildlife Hospital is well over due not only for us here at the GSPCA but for the whole of the Channel Islands.”

“We often have wildlife from Alderney, Sark, Herm and even Jethou at the GSPCA and even help seals from Jersey.”

“We help over 2500 wild animals and birds every year and you’d be surprised what we get called out for.”

“In recent years we have helped Olivia the loggerhead turtle, Fortune the dolphin, many oiled birds this winter, over 700 hedgehogs a year, Pedro the puffin, we currently have two seals and we have even been called out to help an eel in the middle of the road on a rainy day.”

“We have raised and had pledged £350,000 towards the proposed Wildlife Hospital, so we have a long way to go to the £2,000,000 and every penny helps and is very much appreciated.”

“We have had to re-look at the plans as build costs have gone up in many ways.”

“For the last 2 years it has really been a battle to ensure we get through not just with funding but with all the struggles the pandemic has brought.”

“In 2023 we celebrate 150 years helping the animals oof Guernsey and wouldn’t it be fantastic next year to open a new Wildlife Hospital.”

"We are really hoping to start work on the much needed facility as soon as we can and cannot achieve this without the amazing support of our fabulous community."

Yvonne Chauvel GSPCA Senior Animal Care Assistant said “We are now in Winter and wildlife always struggle in the wetter colder months.”

“It is such wonderful news that we have planning permission for the Wildlife Hospital and we now need the support and donations to build this new, much needed facility.”

“Some months we have well over 200 wild animals and birds arrive sick and injured at the GSPCA and currently have 2 seals and over 100 hedgehogs.”

“I have worked and helped at the GSPCA for over 25 years and although we have made improvements for the wildlife in our care we have needed new wildlife facilities for some time.”

“It would be wonderful if those  thinking of Christmas gifts could help us with this facility by Buying a Brick or helping towards this much needed building.”

Geoff George Animal Collection Officer and Head of Marine Mammals said “With 4 grey seal pups we are able to provide what they need but the new Wildlife Hospital would give much better facilities and if we were needed to help more than six seals then we build would be able to do so.”

“Day and night we are called out to help wildlife and we often help the other islands also.”

“I’m called out to help rescue more wildlife than domestic animals and it would be fantastic to have a new building for them as many of the wildlife areas are in need of replacing and rebuilding.”

Steve continued “There are many ways to help us towards to the proposed Wildlife Hospital from a donation to Buying a Brick, becoming a Build Sponsor to paying for an actual room or area of the building and to find out more please check out our website, call 257261 or email [email protected] .”

"We have all seen Blue Planet 2 and what we are doing to our environment and this build would help the 1000's of animals of Guernsey that are found sick or injured each year back to the wild."

See above for the links and ways to help towards this much needed build.


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

Sponsored Event

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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 

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To download the form to claim for 2020 or before please follow this link

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Upcoming Events we are at and need your help -

Fridays in December in store at Pets at Home for the Santa Paws Appeal

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…………..



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