Submitted by Steve on 17:24, 10th Feb, 2023 | 0

GSPCA Purple Month is throughout February and on Valentines Day we celebrate 150 years of the GSPCA.

The GSPCA is asking you to share the love of animals with a purple month by celebrating this momentous anniversary on Valentines Day and throughout February.

On the 14th February as part of the celebrations of we have Presenter Claire Cathcart and the BBC Guernsey team broadcasting live between 10am and 2pm.

 There are many ways to get involved and support including our TOP 10 which are –

  1. Could you or your business become an Angel Pen Pal Sponsor
  2. We have a number of Build Projects from the Wildlife Hospital to a Small Animal Department and you could become a Build Partner or Buy a Brick
  3. Could you hold a GSPCA Purple Month sponsored event or hold an event to raise much needed donations
  4. Could you become a volunteer and help us at the GSPCA
  5. Could you help with a Wish List item from the smallest bowl to the new builds
  6. Could you help us with a new GSPCA Animal Ambulance
  7. Could your business volunteer or support the GSPCA in one of many ways
  8. Could you leave a gift in your Will
  9. Could you help give an animal a home

10.  Could you sign up for our newsletter or follow or social media to keep up to date to help promote and share our stories and events

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “On Valentines Day at the GSPCA we start celebrate 150 years having been established in 1873.”

“Why not get involved with the celebrations on the 14th February with a purple theme or all through February with GSPCA Purple Month.

“At the Shelter and Charity Shop we have a very purple theme as well as you may see purple ribbons on vehicles.”

“There are so many stories of animals we have helped and our community from major events to lion cubs, penguins to the hundreds of thousands of animals through our doors.”

“Every year we help over 3000 sick, injured, stray, cruelly treated and unwanted animals every year and we couldn’t do so much without the amazing community we support.”

“For over a decade we have held a GSPCA Purple Week around our anniversary which is the 14th February, but as it is such a monumental occasion we are making a month of the celebrations.”

“We are delighted to say on the 14th February to help celebrate we have BBC Guernsey here between 10am and 4pm and they will be speaking to many of the team and those that support us so you can learn so much more about our work.”

“We’ve made a top 10 list of ways to get involved and support us from becoming a regular sponsor to the many events we have upcoming.”

“We’d love to hear from those wanting to run events to mufti days and of course looking forward to the pictures from the celebrations.”

Yvonne Chauvel GSPCA Senior Animal Care Assistant said “At last GSPCA Purple Month is here so we can celebrate 150 years helping animals in Guernsey and even around the Channel Islands and occasionally further afield.”

“You can get your own GSPCA purple hoodie or t-shirt from our Charity Shop, Animal shelter or via online and if you become a regular sponsor there is also a way of getting a top through the Angel Pen Pal Sponsor scheme.”

“There are so many stories of animals we have helped like the recent abandoned goldfish Birdseye who is now in a new home.”

Tim Pellet GSPCA Training and Community Officer said “We are so grateful to all that help and support us and February is a chance to get involved with our GSPCA Purple Month.”

“If your business would like to support us then we would love to hear from you.”

“There are many CSR opportunities to becoming a Build Partner to help us look to the future with the much needed Wildlife Hospital and other build projects.”

Steve continued “From volunteering a little time to becoming an Angel Pen Pal we are hugely grateful to all that support us at the GSPCA.”

“From humble beginnings to our incredible Animal Shelter and Charity Shop the GSPCA has seen many changes over the years and challenges.”

“Our biggest challenge now is raising the funds to ensure our 24/7 work continues for another 150 years and we can build for the future with our biggest project being the much needed Wildlife Hospital and before that a Small Animal area.”

“If you would like to help us in any way we would hugely appreciate and whether it be one of our top 10 ways or you’d like to discuss an idea we would love to hear from you.”

“To get in touch you can pop in, call 257261 or email [email protected] .”

“Help us celebrate 150 years of the GSPCA with our GSPCA Purple Month this February.”

To find out more check out


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

GSPCA Celebrates 150 years in 2023

In February the GSPCA launch GSPCA Purple Month where we kick off our 150 year celebrations 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

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Subscribe to our Supporters Newsletter

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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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Upcoming Events we are at and need your help -

1st – 28th February – GSPCA Purple Month – a time to celebrate the GSPCA 150 years – Are you supporting the GSPCA next year when we celebrate our 150th year? Here are a few ways you could get involved | GSPCA Guernsey

February is also Responsible Animal Guardian Month

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

18th – 19th March 2023 GSPCA have a stall with Guernsey Arts and Guernsey Museums for “Guernsey’s Wild Escape”, part of the Art Fund UK wide initiative “The Wild Escape”

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

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

7th May 2023 EDABL Seafront Sunday

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

4th June 2023 Arts Seafront Sunday

10th June 2023 Saffrey Rotary Walk

Summer 2023 – Summer Sunday Family Lunch

Wednesday 14th June 2023 – World Sea Turtle Day

Sunday 25th June 2023 – Guernsey Charities Fete

25th June 2023 EDABL Seafront Sunday

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

6th August 2023 EDABL Seafront Sunday

13th August 2023 EDABL Seafront Sunday

Monday 14th August 2023 – World Lizard Day

August 2023 – West Show

August 2023 – North Show

September 2023 - World Animal Remembrance Month

GSPCA 150th Year Ball – Date to be Confirmed

24th September 2023 St Johns Ambulance Seafront Sunday

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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