Submitted by GSPCA on 16:47, 29th Nov, 2012 | 0

Every year the GSPCA rescues and takes in dozens of chickens and this weekend the Shelter has a real challenge.

The GSPCA will helping with the unwanted hens in and around the Last Post area in St Andrews.

Stray chickens can easily cause problems by multiplying into large numbers which can cause both health problems and other issues.

The GSPCA will be popping along to help catch a number of the hens for rehoming to help with the problem of the large numbers of birds roaming the area.

By catching the hens this helps prevent eggs being laid and the problem multiplying and Shelter staff will be doing what they can to rescue these feathered friends.

Currently the GSPCA has two cockerels and one hen looking for a new home named Hardy, Henrietta and Laurel.  All three came in as chicks and are now looking for a new home.

We are appealing for anyone who can help home these unwanted birds to please contact the GSPCA on 01481 257261 or call in to the Shelter in St Andrews.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said 'We are attending this weekend to see what we can do.'

'There are many birds and we aren't sure of exact numbers, but we will be doing what we can to help.'

'We desperately need homes lined up as we have dozens of chickens at the Shelter every year.'

'For those interested in helping we do have chicken coops on sale at the GSPCA and we are happy to talk about what these birds will need.'

Here are Hardy, Henrietta and Laurel as chicks


Here they are now looking for a new home


To make a donation to help seal pups like Jethou Bumblebee and chickens like these please call the Shelter on 01481 257261 or click here


To see the story of Jethou Bumblebee please click here or click here to see the Channelonline report


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Soup Kitchen Tuesday 4th December 2012 at the Town Church in St Peter Port, Guernsey with the GSPCA and Bridge2Sri Lanka.  To download a poster please click here.

Soup Kitchen Tuesday 4th December 2912 at the Town Church in Guernsey with the GSPCA and Bridge2Sri Lanka

Every Tuesday 10.30am - 12pm up to and including the 18th December the GSPCA are holding Coffee Mornings and a Bric-a-brac sale with GSPCA Goods and Pet Supplies.  We are also offering free microchipping each time this event is on for cats and dogs so please pop along to support the Link staff and students.

Through December staff and volunteers will be running a GSPCA stall outside Joules on the Pollet during the Late Night Christmas Shopping each Thursday in December.

From Monday 17th December the GSPCA will have a Pop Up Charity Shop in Smith Street thanks to OSA Recruitment, click here for more details

Christmas Gift Certificates on sale at the GSPCA Animal Shelter as well as many other stocking fillers - for more details please click here

Sponsored Christmas Day Polar Bear Swim - Do you fancy joining our brave swimmers? click here for more details


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