Submitted by GSPCA on 20:18, 16th Apr, 2013 | 0

This year three of the GSPCA staff will be taking part in the Itex-Rotary Walk around Guernsey.

GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne, Animal Collection Officer Geoff George and Animal Care Assistant Tony Gallie are braving the whole 38.5 miles to help raise funds for the annual event and the 2013 chosen charities.

The walk has now become one of Guernsey's key fund raising events for local charities and attracts several hundred participants every year determined to complete the nearly forty mile route.

2013 is the sixteenth year that the walk has been held and each year significant sums of money have been raised. In 2012 the walk raised nearly £52,000 and with your help we will hit a similar level this year.

Their chosen charities for 2013 are ourselves (GSPCA), Guernsey Voluntary Service, Guernsey Ambulance and Rescue Service, Friends of the Priaulx Library, St Martin's Day Service, Every Child Our Future.

Do you fancy getting involved?  To register click here and make a real contribution to some amazing local causes and at the same time improve your fitness levels and achieve something special!

If you need a helping hand with your training programme, have a look at the training section on the Itex Walk website to start you off. And don't forget to download your all-important sponsorship form.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said 'We are very grateful and excited to be part of the Itex-Rotary Walk 2013.'

'Geoff, Tony and I are looking forward to it and we are appealing for sponsorship to help all of the wonderful charities.'

'It's a long way but we've had lots of practice walking dogs and looking for strays which should help.'

To sponsor the staff you can do so over the phone by calling 01481 257261, popping into the Shelter in St Andrews or by following the Paypal link below and reference 'Itex Walk'

To see the Itex social media links go to

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Thank you for your support.

To see the story of Jethou Bumblebee the grey seal pup please check out this short video from start to finish on how staff rescued him with a lot of help.

To see the story of Hanois and his rescue please go to

To nominate an amazing animal, a special person (in secret!) who has dedicated time to them or any inspirational animal story for the The British Animal Honours 2013, then please go to

There are many items on the GSPCA's Wish List and you can see many of them by clicking here including a list of Amazon items which would make a difference to animals in Guernsey.

To download our latest newsletter or become a member of the GSPCA please

To become a GSPCA member

The following are events planned for 2013

Every Tuesday during term time between 10.30am and 12pm at the GSPCA we have a coffee morning with bric-a-brac and pet supplies on sale.  Please click here for more details

Clinton's Kilimanjaro Climb in March - One man VS 5,895 m - to find out more please click here for more details

GSPCA Easter & Cupcake Week Pop Up Shop thanks to OSA Recruitment - 23rd - 31st March 2013 -

Sunday 2nd June 2013 - Summer Fayre and Dog Show - please click here for more details

Saturday 8th June 2013 Itex Walk Guernsey - We are pleased that for 2013 we are one of the nominated charities benefiting from this years walk. To register and find out more click here for more details and sponsor those taking part.

Sunday 15th September 2013 - Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday - click here for more details.

4th October - World Animal Day - more details to follow


Fancy doing a sponsored event for the GSPCA?  To download a GSPCA Sponsor form please

Download a GSPCA Sponsorship Form

If you would like to donate to the GSPCA and help us care for animals in Guernsey, you can do so by calling into the Shelter, over the phone on 01481 257261 or by clicking the Paypal button below.


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