Submitted by Steve on 07:51, 30th Apr, 2019 | 0

Thanks to Guernsey Post, Donkey Logic and Colour Monster leaflets were dropped around Guernsey yesterday to promote our fund raising appeal to help raise funds for a new Wildlife Hospital here in Guernsey.

With over 2000 wild animals through our doors every year we help more wild animals than domestic every year and with the current facilities decades old and in desperate need of repairs and updating the GSPCA are appealing for your support to build a better future for the wildlife of Guernsey.

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

To make a direct donation please visit - or via paypal

To download the form with our bank details to make a direct donation or to Buy a Brick in the new Wildlife Hospital 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 having been cared for at the GSPCA this year and currently 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.

Spring is now upon us and that means the numbers of animals that are arriving at the GSPCA increase daily with many dozens of birds and hedgehogs just in the last few days.

The new Wildlife Hospital would help house the 2000+ wildlife that come through the GSPCA doors each year and with our natural environment and many endangered species being a major concern, a purpose built facility that would help benefit future generations is much needed here in the Channel islands. 

With 2000+ wild animals helped by the GSPCA each year the cost per animal in the first year alone for this build would equate to £450 per wild animal or  over a 10 year period just £45 per animal.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We are hugely thankful to Guernsey Post for delivering and Donkey Logic for creating our ‘We need your help to build a new Wildlife Hospital’ leaflet which hopefully everyone saw yesterday.”

“We really need the public support in helping us with this much needed facility to help the 2000+ wild animals through our doors every year.”

“Earlier this year we were 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 5 seal pups and had 6 this year 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.”

“This leaflet on recycled paper was sent out to showcase the real need for this much needed facility.”

To see a copy of the leaflet please click here

Yvonne Chauvel GSPCA Senior Animal Care Assistant said “We are now well into Spring at the GSPCA and it is always the busiest time of the year for wildlife.”

“We already have many young birds and other young animals in our care.”

“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 Marty recently released and 5 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."

“We would love to hear from anyone that would like to help us with this much needed facility and any questions or queries please do get in touch wit us here at the GSPCA.”

See above for the links and was to help towards this much needed build.


Find out about our Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday

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

To donate to Hannah, Mambo, Sealia, Gully and Andy 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 Thursday 9th May 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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