Submitted by Steve on 12:16, 22nd Apr, 2020 | 0

On Friday 24th we will be launching our Virtual Petshow so we can celebrate animals in Guernsey and our pets past and present. Sadly due to the Corona virus the GSPCA has had to postpone it's biggest Seafront event and fundraiser of the year until 2021. Our Seafront Sunday, due to take place on Sunday May 31st is the biggest celebration of animals in Guernsey and raises much needed funds for the Shelter. This money is vital to enable us to continue with all of our essential work with companion animals and wildlife across the Islands.

One of the biggest events on the day has always been our pet dog show and so we have decided to expand this event and enable us all to celebrate pets and wildlife during the Island lock down while helping us to raise money for the Charity at this very difficult time.

Entries will be taken from Friday April 24th until May 24th. Judging will take place and winners will be announced on May 31st via our facebook page and website. Winners will receive a rosette, certificate and GSPCA t-shirt.

Our class list:

1. Happiest pet(s) -  lets see your pet at it's happiest; in the mud, eating dinner, making a mess!

2. Family selfie - as important members of the family, pets bring us so much joy. We'd love to see your family.

3. Animals in action - whatever your pet enjoys doing we'd love to see them; jumping, digging, running, flying, swimming 

4. Sleeping pets - as we all try to relax and stay at home let's learn from the experts 

5.Magazine cover model - photos that would make the front cover of a magazine; all of our pets are superstars.

6.Red carpet reptiles - let's not forget the reptiles in our lives

7.Pet most like it's owner -  as we stay safe and spend more time at home maybe more of us are starting to resemble our pets :) 

8. Pets during lock down - how are you caring for and entertaining your pets while you are in lock down?

9. Wildlife  in the home / garden - this can include any species; birds, spiders, snails, anything at all! 

10. Gone but not forgotten - in memory of much loved but lost pets. The friends that have passed but never leave our hearts

How to enter:

  • You can enter as many categories as you like
  • Minimum donation of £2 per photograph
  • Please pay via paypal please reference your payment VPS and your name (cheques can also be made payable to 'GSPCA' and reference on the details on the back please) or over the phone by calling 01481 257261 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday or Sunday 11am to 4pm 
  • Email all entries to [email protected] or post to GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey GY6 8UD


Email should include:-

  • Entry photos
  • Classes being entered
  • Your name and your pets name (s)
  • Proof of payment

Lorna Chadwick GSPCA Animal Welfare Officer and organisor of this event said “We are launching our first ever Virtual Petshow on Friday and running it up until 24th May when we will then judge the entrants and announce the winners on what should have been our biggest event of the year.”

“On the 31st May 2020 we would have been holding our 9th GSPCA Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday but this has had to be postponed until 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and restrictions in place.”

“We really didn’t want to have to postpone the event so we are bringing it to you in Virtual form by this Virtual Petshow so we can all still celebrate our animals in Guernsey.”

“We really hope this will be a fun way of celebrating the world of animals, fish, birds, garden bugs, the list is endless.”

“We hope you will enjoy supporting this event and the Shelter as we try to navigate our way through this very difficult time for all of us.”

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “A huge thanks to Lorna and volunteer Helen Bougourd for putting this wonderful event together and watch our facebook site for the official event page this Friday.”

“It was a very sad day when we had to postpone our 9th Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday until 2021 but we all now have this and a number of other virtual events we are running including the drawing competition, chance to win a Becky Rowe silver unicorn necklace and the 2.6 Challenge.”

“Keep an eye on our facebook page for the latest details on this and the other great events keeping you busy and entertained during lock down.” 

“We are really looking forward to your pictures of your pets and wildlife and all the funds will help ensure we can care for the hundreds of animals at the GSPCA like Pebbles and Andrew the seal pups to the many baby birds in our care.”

To visit our facebook page and see all of our events please go to 

2.6 Challenge details can be found via

The Share the Rainbow and Pets Drawing Competition via

Chance to win an amazing Becky Rowe Jewellery Sterling Silver ”Luna” Unicorn via -”luna”-unicorn

In line with States of Guernsey advice please DO NOT visit the GSPCA if you are over 65, have an underlying health condition or have any symptoms of Coronavirus and only visit us if your visit is essential but before doing so please call us on 01481 257261 or email [email protected] before your trip to the GSPCA to see if we can help without you coming to the Shelter. For the latest information and advice please visit

With huge challenges on our resources and a drop in income from boarding and donations please help us help animals in Guernsey with our #GuernseyCoronavirusCrisisAppeal by donating online via -

During these difficult times help us help animals in need. From donating to Sponsoring a Pen, Buying a Brick for the much needed Wildlife Hospital to our Amazon and main page Wish List, holding a mufti day to a sponsored Christmas dip, here are some of the ways you could help give animals joy.

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

To see a list of our volunteer induction evenings which we hold each month and for more information please visit or call 257261

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



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