Submitted by Steve on 13:13, 26th Oct, 2020 | 0

Earlier this month Candidates from the 2020 Election visited the GSPCA and over the 5 days we welcomed 23 of the 118 Candidates who kindly took time as part of their Campaign to visit us here in St Andrews.

Today we had the pleasure of showing Deputy Gavin St Pier around the GSPCA where Manager Steve Byrne show cased our work, introduced many of the team and explained the challenges we faced

Of the Candidates we saw Yves Le Normand, Craig Bougord, Simon de la Mare, Steve Falla, Sian Jones, Simon Fairclough, Garry Collins, Charles Parkinson, Sarah Breton, Neil Cave, Sam Haskins, Ivan Rihoy, Nigel Chescoe, Nick Moakes, Jane Le Ber, Luke Tough, Elaine Mahy, Michael Beaumont, Clint Gardner, Lester Queripel, Tina Bury, John Gollop and Rosie Henderson visit the Shelter and a huge thanks to all that visited and congratulations to all that were successful in becoming a Deputy and their new roles.

As Deputy St Pier had today Candidates had the chance to see behind the scenes and learn of the work of the GSPCA as well as our challenges and those faced investigating animal cruelty, neglect and other animal related offences.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “It was lovely to welcome Deputy St Pier to the GSPCA and show him around and talk of our work.”

“Deputy St Pier has been very supportive over the years such as adopting animals and it was great to talk about some of our many challenges.”

“Earlier this month we greeted 23 of the Candidates standing and each heard not only about our 24/7 but the daily challenges we face and those we face in the current climate of Covid-19 and we have two more large groups to go on Thursday and Friday.”

“We showed them around and talked about the current Animal Welfare 2012 Ordinance and those areas still yet to be enacted and there were many questions from all of the Candidates.”

“We discussed some of the key animal welfare challenges we face from reuniting animals with no identification to those risks nesting and roosting wild animals can and do face from builders and gardeners.”

“We also discussed the difficult times in raising funds and operating.”

“To care for the 1000’s of wild animals and many others in our care we really need everyone’s support and to donate to our #GSPCACoronavirusCrisisAppeal please visit , call 01481 257261 or by post please make cheques payable to 'GSPCA’ and send to GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey, GY6 8UD.”

“A huge thanks to Deputy St Pier for his visit today and to all the Candidates that took the time to visit us, their kind words and many pledges to support our vital 24/7 work in whatever way they can.”

“For those that were successful we wish them all the best and look forward working with them in the future and their support to the challenges we face in helping animals and the community.”

To see the blogs of the Candidates visits please check out -

In line with States of Guernsey advice please DO NOT visit the GSPCA if have been outside of the Bailiwick of Guernsey in line with their advice or have any symptoms of Coronavirus and we continue visits to the Shelter for only essential reasons and to please call us on 01481 257261 or email [email protected] before your trip to see if we can help without you coming to the Shelter. For the latest information and advice please visit

The GSPCA continues with all essential services and we plane to phase other services back into operation and to find out more 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 #GSPCACoronavirusCrisisAppeal 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 volunteering information please visit or call 257261

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


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