Submitted by Steve on 16:18, 26th Feb, 2019 | 0

Last week the States of Guernsey Planning Department gave the approval for the plans for the proposed new Wildlife Hospital at the GSPCA.

This much needed facility is planned to replace a number of old buildings some which date back to the 1940’s.

Last year the GSPCA launched a fundraising campaign for the facility and now the planning has been granted the fundraising for the facility is a major priority.

With just over £50,000 pledged or raised currently there is still a long way to the £900,000 required to build the GSPCA Wildlife Hospital.

There are a number of ways you can help donate to this much needed project –

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 -

We have yet to go to tender for the build which is the next step to get exact costs but for those wanting to help in much larger ways here are the estimated costs for some of the facilities that make up the £900,000 –

  • Glazing to whole build £50-60,000
  • 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 6 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.

Saying this Spring is fast approaching and that means the numbers of animals to come into the care of the Shelter is increasing daily.

The new Wildlife Hospital would help house the 2000+ wildlife that come through the GSPCA doors each year and with our environment a major concern a facility that would help benefit future generations.  That means that is you looked at the cost per animal in the first year alone the build in the first year is £450 per wild animal and over a 10 year period £45 per animal.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We are delighted and very thankful to the States of Guernsey Planning Department for approving our plans with DLM Architects for our proposed new Wildlife Hospital.”

“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 currently have 6 seal pups which is more than we have ever cared for to get back to the wild and with 2 from Jersey and 4 from Guernsey our facilities are used to help wildlife not just in Guernsey.”

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

“We help over 2000 wild animals and birds every year and you’d be surprised but we get called out for.”

“In recent years we have helped Olivia the loggerhead turtle, Fortune the dolphin, many oiled birds this winter, 500 hedgehogs a year and even an eel in the middle of the road on a rainy day.”

“We have raised and had pledged just over £50,000 towards the proposed Wildlife Hospital, so we have a long way to go to the £900,000 and every penny helps and is very much appreciated.”

Yvonne Chauvel GSPCA Senior Animal Care Assistant said “We are coming up to Spring at the GSCA and it is always the busiest time of the year for wildlife.”

“We are already starting to see young birds hatch and other young animals being rescued and with the longer days and more people out and about it’s getting busier each day.”

“It is such wonderful news that planning has come through 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.”

“I have worked and helped at the GSPCA for over 20 years and although we have made improvements for the wildlife in our care  we have needed new wildlife facilities for some time.”

Geoff George Animal Collection Officer and Head of Marine Mammals said “With 6 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 was to help towards this much needed build.


You can donate via our page or create your own sponsored event or challenge -

To donate to Hannah, Mambo, Sealia, Gully, Andy and Marty the seal pups please visit - or

To donate to help Harley the staffys life saving operations Just Giving page please visit -

To visit the Just Giving page raising funds for life saving Intensive Care Units please visit or to buy one directly for the Shelter please visit

To become an Angel Pen Pal Sponsor please visit -

To download a Corporate Angel Pen Pal form please click here  

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

To learn about the ‘Buy a Brick’ in the new Wildlife Hospital and find out more please click here -

To learn more about our biggest project, become an Exclusive Build Partner and support our Wildlife Hospital please visit

To donate to the animals in our care another via our paypal page -   

If you would like to help at one of our upcoming events please give Michelle a call on 257261 or email [email protected]

To see some of the animals looking for homes at the GSPCA please visit –

Another way to support us is our on site Charity Shop and refreshment area and to find out more please visit -

If your group or business would like to find out about spending a day at the Shelter please go to -

For other ways your business can help us here at the GSPCA please go to -

On Tuesday 5th March we have a volunteer induction evening and for more information and additional induction dates please visit or call 257261

To see our upcoming guided tours please visit -

To see our Wish List on our website please visit -

To visit our Amazon Wish list please visit -

For lots more ideas on how you can support the shelter and the animals in our care then please visit our fundraising page

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




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