Submitted by Steve on 15:11, 30th Jan, 2015 | 0

Kenya arrived at the GSPCA on the 10th July 2013 and up until yesterday was our longest stay cat in need of a home.

Mitzi a black female cat was our last ever longest stay cat in recent years and had been at the GSPCA for nearly 2 years.  She was rehomed this month and we have had some wonderful updates that she is doing very well.

Kenya originally was a very nervous cat when he first arrived at the GSPCA and did not always show himself well to people he didn't know.

Over the 18 months at the GSPCA Kenya got to know quite a few different people, which has made his confidence blossom and helped him realise that there are lots of nice people in the world.

Over his time at the GSPCA the 7 year old black and white cat began to love sitting on your lap, having a fuss and playing with many toys.

Kenya needed a quieter home due to his temperament and background and recently we found him just that.

It is often difficult to find the shy and nervous cats new homes, but we were over joyed when Mrs Susan Teal came forward with just the right home for Kenya.

Helen Sharman Animal Care Assistant said "We always have shy and nervous cats at the GSPCA and we work hard to try and give them the confidence they need."

"Kenya was very scared when he first arrived in July 2013, but after a lot of TLC he has become much more confident although still needed a quieter home."

"It was fantastic when Mrs Teal came forward offering Kenya a new home."

"Yesterday Mrs Teal adopted Kenya our longest stay cat from the GSPCA and she has renamed him Scully and we will all miss him and we all wish him the very best in his forever home."

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "From strays to those found injured, lost and found to welfare calls we help over a 1000 cats a year at the GSPCA."

"All of the team at the GSPCA love finding an animal that new and forever home, but it is especially wonderful when the team have helped them grow in confidence and find them an owner who is that special someone for an animal that hasn't had the best start in life."

"We really hope that Kenya or should I say Scully and his new Mum have a wonderful new life and we look forward seeing pictures and hearing updates on how he is doing."

"Our longest cat in need of a home is another black and white male cat called Vinnie."

"Vinnie is a cheeky young man from feral origin and he really loves to play." Mitzi the cat settled in her new home GSPCA Guernsey

"Vinnie needs a home ideally with no young children, but would be fine with a female cat around the same age as him."

"Vinnie can be a very busy cat, but so lovable and fun to watch."

"Vinnie loves his cardboard box which he plays in to find treats that we hide and he likes to be on the go most of the time."

"Vinnie will take time to settle into a new home and we would love to find him that forever home."

"It will soon be our 142nd anniversary and as well as celebrating this with our annual GSPCA purple Week we are currently appealing for businesses and individuals to join our Build Partner programme which is our biggest rebuild in our long history."

"To join our Build Partner programme please do not hesitate to contact me or find out more on our website"

To see cats looking for new homes at the GSPCA please click here.

Here are some of the upcoming GSPCA events -

Here is a full list of upcoming Bingo Dates -

  • Wednesday 11th February GSPCA Alice in Wonderland Birthday week with a Purple theme
  • Tuesday 17th March St Patricks theme
  • Tuesday 21st April Queens birthday theme
  • Tuesday 26th May John Waynes birthday cowboy theme
  • Monday 22nd June Summer Solstice themed Bingo
  • Tuesday 14th July Bastille Day Bingo French theme
  • Wednesday 26th August Dog Day Bingo
  • Wednesday 16th September Mexican Independence Day Bingo
  • Monday 12th October Spain Day Bingo
  • Monday 30th November St Andrews Day Scottish Bingo
  • Each of the Bingo nights are £14.50 per person or £10.50 for children.  They start at 7pm and for the price it includes Food and 8 Games of Bingo.

    Fancy dress and bringing a musical instrument is optional, but encouraged.

    Menu – Is a themed buffet with Vegetarian and Dairy, Wheat and Gluten free options

    To Book your place or table please call 01481 257261 or online via our paypal link.

    Cash prizes, tombola, raffle and all proceeds helping animals in Guernsey.

    Bingo Bash top prizes have reached £100 for the final game.

    Can seat up to 180, please book your seat by lunch time on the day.

    Possible seats on the night but please try and book early.


    To book via paypal, in the reference box please enter the date and theme of the evening you would like to attend, as well as the numbers of adults and children with their requirements of vegetarian or gluten free if needed. Also please enter a contact phone number.

    If you would like to help at the event, donate raffle prizes or know more please contact Steve Byrne on 01481 257261 or email [email protected]

    Click here to find out about our GSPCA Build Partner Programme.

    GSPCA Purple Birthday Alice in Wonderland themed bingo at the Market Bistro Wednesday 11th February, please click here for details

    GSPCA Purple birthday Alice in WOnderland themed bingo at the Market Bistro in Guernsey with the GSPCA 

    GSPCA Purple Week 9th - 15th February, celebrating 142 years helping animals in Guernsey. Please click here to find out how to get involved

    To book for Sidney's Sponsored Events 1920's St. Valentine's Day Mafia Ball on Saturday 14th February 2015 please click here

    Have you got a GSPCA Hoody, Polo Shirt, Sweat Shirt or T-shirt? If not get yours by clicking here.

    To find out about our Events, how to become a Member, Sponsor an Animal Pen, our Wish List, Corporate Sponsorship & Volunteering, , our New Build & Redevelopment Appeal and much more please click here.

    There are many ways to support the work of the GSPCA and you can even donate online by clicking the paypal link below.

    Donate with JustGiving and PayPal

    By post cheques payable to 'GSPCA' - GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey, GY6 8UD

    Or by phone 01481 257261.

    To find out more regarding our Angel Sponsorship Scheme please click here.

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