Submitted by Steve on 13:48, 7th Feb, 2018 | 0

On the 14th February the GSPCA was founded back in 1873 and to help celebrate 145 years caring for animals in Guernsey we are asking for your help.

There are many ways you, your school, group, work place, business can help celebrate.

The GSPCA Purple Week starts on Thursday 8th February and celebrations will carry on until the 16th with our anniversary being Valentines Day the 14th February and finishing in the Chinese New Year of the Dog.

Ideas to get involved.......

Why not wear purple for the day?  The GSPCA logo is purple and we are encouraging people to wear purple for a day or more during this week.

From purple ties to GSPCA wrist bands, pin badges, or maybe you have a better idea? If you would like us to provide items to sell like wrist bands please get in touch.

A Mufti or Dress Down Day is a great and fun way to raise funds to help animals in Guernsey and celebrate our 145th anniversary.

How about a 'Take Your Dog to Work Day' although normally this is celebrated in the summer why not hold a day at your work place during the GSPCA Purple Week to celebrate 145 years of animals being helped in Guernsey..

Maybe you would like a tombola set for your work place?  We can arrange a ticketed tombola with prizes to help raise funds for the animals in our care. The sets are prenumbered tickets and are £1 a ticket of 8 for £5. Some of the themes are:

  • Frozen
  • Minions
  • Secret Life of Pets
  • Angry Birds
  • Dinosaurs
  • Trolls
  • Paw Patrol
  • Pony Tails

Dress as an animal for the day?  Its fun and a great way to celebrate the fact that the GSPCA help 1000's of animals and birds every year.

We have over 70 Giant Animal Mascot Suits and if you would like to borrow them to raise funds please do get in touch for more details.

FACT - Did you know the Shelter has cared for two lion cubs, two turtles and two monkeys in the last 15 years and currently has a seal pup on site?

Fancy a sponsored event?  From a sponsored silence to a wax, stop smoking to a dog walk there are many ways you can raise funds to help animals in Guernsey.  To download a sponsor form Please click here

FACT - Did you know the GSPCA has over 500 animals in their care at any one time?

Sell goods for the GSPCA?  The GSPCA has a number of new GSPCA goods on sale including pens, pin badges, wrist bands, car stickers, air freshners and small cuddly toys which we can provide in a counter box to help raise funds for the Animal Shelter.

To apply for these or the other items please email [email protected]

FACT - Did you know that in 1919 the first home for stray dogs and cats was at 11 St John Street, St Peter Port. 5/- (five shillings) a week was paid to the tenant for housing the kennels and looking after the animals?

A collection box / wishing well? The GSPCA are always looking for businesses and places to locate collection boxes around the Island.  If you can help please email [email protected]   to help raise funds for the GSPCA.  Also if you have a bigger premises maybe you could accommodate one of our GSPCA Wishing Wells.  These can be seen at the Shelter which are made on site and are a fantastic way to highlight the need of raising funds for the GSPCA and that your business supports our work caring for animals in Guernsey.

FACT - Did you know in October 1929 the GSPCA purchased its present site at Les Fiers Moutons, St Andrews. The house, outbuildings and ¾ vergee of land were bought freehold for £400.00 plus a further 2 vergees of land for £120.00 and an extra £5.00 included the spring and well?

There are many ways you can join the GSPCA Purple Week - Celebrating 145 years Caring for Animals in Guernsey between Thursday 8th February and Friday 16th February.

We have planning a number of events to take place during the GSPCA Purple Week, please keep an eye out for details.

The week starts with a volunteer induction night on Thursday 8th February 2018 6.30pm at the GSPCA.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "In 2018 the GSPCA will have been helping animals in Guernsey for 145 years and we are asking animal lovers to help join in and celebrate with us."

“It all starts tomorrow and we are looking at holding a number of events during the week and if anyone has any other ideas please let us know.”

“Tomorrow we start with going out to talk to Vale Junior School and finish the day with a Volunteer Induction Evening, Petsercise and Dog Training.”

“When we were set up 145 years ago education was won of our key aims and throughout Purple Week we are out talking to schools and showing groups around the Shelter educating them on animal welfare.”

"It costs over £600,000 a year to help care for over 3000 animals and birds through our doors, provide the 24 hour 7 day a week emergency service for animals, the welfare work, dog training, education and more and we are appealing for people, schools and businesses to get involved to celebrate the wonderful work we have done and have to do for the future."

"With rising costs and projects ahead such as tiling our kennel floors and rebuilding our wildlife unit we hope that Guernsey will wear purple for animals and join in our birthday fun in February."

"We would love to hear from anyone that would like to get involved with our GSPCA Purple Week and for details please call 257261, see our website or email us."

To register your event or involvement please email [email protected] or call 01481 257261

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