Submitted by Steve on 11:12, 16th Oct, 2020 | 0

Last week the GSPCA team took part in training in Pet Bereavement thanks to the Guernsey Bereavement Service.

Sadly every day of the year staff and volunteers at the GSPCA help owners of pets that have died, whether recently or in the past and it is always hard to know if you are saying the right thing.

Two volunteers from the Guernsey Bereavement Service gave an interactive presentation and explained where help can be found in Guernsey and how to help those suffering from loss on Wednesday and Friday last week.

At the GSPCA we offer a Pet Cremation Service  and help over 1000 families every year with their loss, which this year through lock down proved more challenging than any other year but has resulted in us now operating a delivery option for those too upset to collect their pets ashes.

During lock down it was extremely difficult helping those bereaved pet owners and their families. Last year to helped bereaved pet owners we opened our Chapel of Rest and Pet Memorial Garden which are still open but with our Covid-19 precautions please contact us before visiting these areas as we have restrictions and procedures on site.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “A huge thank you to the wonderful volunteers from Guernsey Bereavement Service for helping provide the training sessions for the team here at the GSPCA last week.”

“For many years we have been working closely with the Guernsey Bereavement Service and we are hugely grateful for their support.”

“The GSPCA team all enjoyed and took a lot from the training from Guernsey Bereavement Service, it was really appreciated from all at the GSPCA as well as quite emotional for many as we care so much for animals and striving to provide the best service we can.”

“Bereavement is difficult no matter the circumstances and we are so grateful to all at Guernsey Bereavement Service for all of their support for our team at the GSPCA and the community of Guernsey.”

To visit the Guernsey Bereavement Service website please go to

To see the GSPCA page on helping bereaved pet owners and more details on our Chapel of Rest and Memorial Garden please click here . 

To see more about our cremation service and preparing for the very sad time when your pet is no longer with you please visit

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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