Submitted by Steve on 15:59, 22nd Oct, 2019 | 0

Yesterday around midday a young Gannet was found tangled in real trouble.

If he hadn’t had been rescued he would have surely perished.

Environment Guernsey Ltd helped rescue the juvenile Gannet that Chris Massey spotted at Jaonneuse yesterday morning.

It was tangled up in rope and plastic. Unfortunately, when cut free, it didn't want to head back out to sea as it was too weak - and probably starving.

The bird has been named ‘Hooper’ and we are pleased to report recovering well.

Yvonne Chauvel Senior Animal Care Assistant said “Hooper is doing very well today, very lively and eating well.”

“We help over 1500 sick and injured birds every year at the GSPCA and Hooper is very lucky to have survived his ordeal.”

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “Hooper was very lucky to be found and rescued yesterday by Environment Guernsey Ltd.”

“It is so sad that we see so many wild animals and birds injured and sick due to man made waste.”

“Hooper is doing very well and we hope to return the young Gannet back to the wild very soon.”

“There’s lots of ways to support birds like Hooper from donating to their care to Buying a Brick in our much needed new Wildlife Hospital.”

“We will of course keep everyone up to date on his progress and when he is ready for the wild.”

“If you ever find a sick or injured animal you can call us 24/7 on 01481 257261, pop it in day or night or check this link for details .”

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

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 -   

To donate to Andy the seal pup please visit -  or

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  

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 Tuesday 12th November 2019 at 630pm we have a volunteer induction evening and for more information and additional induction dates please visit or call 257261

To see our Wish List on our website please visit -

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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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