Submitted by Steve on 12:53, 21st Jul, 2015 | 0

On Friday the GSPCA team welcomed our Exclusive Build Partners to the second ceremony of our new multi purpose animal welfare building.

With the finishing touches being completed to the biggest project we have ever undertaken, the GSPCA invited some of our key supporters and Build Partners that are part of our biggest rebuild in our 142 year history.

The Build Handover Ceremony took place at the GSPCA Animal Shelter in St Andrews just after 2.30pm on Friday where the fantastic Build team we have had involved handed the keys and entry codes to the new facility.

A drinks reception met the guests kindly donated by Bucktrouts and served by the GSPCA team.  Newly adopted puppy from the GSPCA Molly a 14 week old beagle walked around meeting the guests before the ceremony.

John Knight the GSPCA President welcomed the guests and talked about the huge undertaking and journey the new build has taken.  John thanked all that have supported the project and talked about the exciting facilities we now have.

John then introduced GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne who followed on the thanks and explained how the new facilities will help lead the way in animal welfare and care in Guernsey and how it helps give the GSPCA a facility that looks to the future.

Roy Silva from A C Mauger presented the key codes and key to GSPCA President John Knight and glasses were raised to celebrate the occasion.

John Knight then asked Sam Le Tissier to step forward. Sam has been on the committee for nearly 10 years and is taking a step back for a short while.  Sam has been a huge help and asset to the GSPCA and was thanked for all of her wonderful time.  John presented Sam with a gift and card as a way of gratitude from all at the GSPCA

A guided tour followed the presentation with Steve Byrne who took the group around the new facilities and explained each room, the benefits of each area and how it will work when fully operational.

Many of the guests were overwhelmed with the wonderful facility and praised the new build, each enjoying being shown around.

Over the next few weeks we will trial each section as well as kit the areas out and we are currently appealing for donations towards the equipment needed, much of which can be seen on our Amazon Wish List.

We are planning an Official Opening in October and it is not to late to be invited to this wonderful occasion and become an Exclusive Build Partner.  We would love individuals and businesses to join us in this partnership which helps towards a build a structure that has replaced 5 buildings around our wonderful site on Rue des Truchots which helps house and care for thousands of animals every year and be a structure that will help serve the local community.

The new build is the first phase of our 10 year Rebuild and Redevelopment Plan.  We are soon to officially launch our wish list for equipment for the new build some of which you can already see on our Amazon Wish List and we continue to fund raise for the new build and other rebuild projects. 

Steve Byrne, GSPCA Manager said “Friday was a fantastic day and we are all extremely excited at the GSPCA as we now move into our new facility that replaces five structures at the Animal Shelter, some of which date back to the 1950’s.”

“The staff and volunteers ensure all the animals get excellent care at the GSPCA despite the age of many of the buildings, and the New Build is a way we can look to the future of animal care in Guernsey.”

“It was lovely to see many of our Build Partners who have helped us achieve this monumental moment and show them around the new facility and to see the Build Handover take place."

"Becoming a Build Partner is a way that an individual or company can be part of the GSPCA’s future and contribute to something that will stand and make a big difference to animals’ lives and support the community for years to come.”

“Every year thousands of animals are rescued, rehabilitated, rehomed, reunified with their owners, or released back into the wild through the GSPCA: from Monkey a cat with a number of health problems and has diabetes, Jessie the stray beagle to the seal pups Trinity and Eden who were released from Jethou last year.”

“Every day at the GSPCA we make a difference to animals and the community.  We are extremely proud of the work that goes on 24 hours a day 7 days a week and with our wonderful history we hope you can join us in looking to the future.”

"We had a fantastic afternoon on Friday and the Build Handover Ceremony was a lovely success."

"It is always a fantastic event when we meet our key supporters and Build Partners and show them how they have made a real difference, and we are always looking to speak to anyone that may like to be part of this caring and wonderful family of supporters who help make a real difference to animals lives and the local community."

"We must say a special thank you to Bucktrouts who kindly donating drinks for the event."

"Our Build Partners are joining us in a vital and essential project and we are extremely grateful to each and every one."

John Knight GSPCA President said “The GSPCA has played a major role in the community for the past 142 years, continually evolving and adapting to ensure that it maintains its work for animal welfare, through thick and thin.”

“Some of our welfare buildings and structures are now inefficient and have become difficult to maintain.”

“This new building will replace five aged structures at the Shelter and is a major step in the redevelopment of the Shelter.”

“This new build is a major investment in our future and we need help from the community to aid us in this redevelopment programme.”

“I urge our business leaders and supporters to get behind us, and support this necessary project through our new Build Partner Programme, a scheme designed to fund our new welfare building at an affordable cost.”

One of our Build Partners Insurance Corporation wrote and a wonderful write up on their website and to see it please click here.

New Build Handover a lovely afternoon and milestone in the GSPCA history

Posted by GSPCA on Tuesday, 21 July 2015

With over 140 years of helping animals in Guernsey and being based at our current location since 1929, the GSPCA provides around the clock care and rescue at the Animal Shelter in St. Andrews.

The Shelter has had many developments over the years moving with the times to help the varied species that come through the door.  Some of the structures date back to the 1950s and are becoming difficult to run and maintain.  The team at the GSPCA and its Managing Committee have been working hard planning for the future.

The new welfare building will help provide a safe haven for animals like Daisy, a cat brought into the GSPCA byDoris GSPCA Guernsey cat our Welfare Officer with multiple eye problems only a few weeks ago.  Daisy has now had an operation on her eyes, and with the care of the team at the GSPCA she will soon be in a loving new home.

When complete the new building will comprise of a two storey structure that will have multi-purpose use including welfare cattery, quarantine, isolation, animal reception, laundry, electrical substation and more.

It is without doubt the biggest project we have undertaken at the GSPCA.  It is an essential but costly undertaking and to go hand in hand with this project we are launching our exclusive Build Partner programme.

What is the objective of the GSPCA Build Partner programme?

The Build Partner programme is designed to meet the building costs associated with our new £1.3 million multi-purpose animal welfare building.  The building is to replace five existing structures that have become unusable with age.

Our new building will incorporate a welfare cattery, quarantine and isolation facilities, and a secure transfer location while also providing logistical and organisational spaces and facilities for the day-to-day running of the GSPCA.

How does the GSPCA Build Partner programme work?

  • it is a simple partnership designed to meet the funding requirements for the new welfare building
  • 500 individuals or corporate partners
  • join for a 5 year partnership donating £520 annually (options of multiple partnerships, a one off payment or donating monthly are available)

What benefits do I gain as a GSPCA Build Partner?

  • the knowledge that you are actively supporting animal welfare and the communityGspca floor plan Guernsey new build Animal Shelter
  • V.I.P. invitation to the opening of the new facilities
  • exclusive rights to use the GSPCA Build Partner logo
  • updates on the progress of the new building
  • should you wish, a personal / corporate profile on the GSPCA website
  • recognition of your support within the new building if desired

How to I become a GSPCA Build Partner?

  • Complete a simple Deed of Covenant and Standing Order form that are available on our website at or by calling the Shelter on 257261 or by emailing [email protected]

For more information please email [email protected]

To visit the GSPCA Build Partner programme page and download a Deed of Covenant and Standing Order form please click here.

One of our Build Partners is Insurance Corporation and here is a little about them and why they are helping us look to the future with this much needed build:

Insurance Corporation is the leading insurance company in the Channel Islands employing 42 staff between Guernsey and Jersey. We provide stability, local underwriting, local rates, local decision making and local leadership through a proven track record, brilliant claims service, caring community support and the strength of our RSA backing. For more information about us, our model, our staff and our community support programme, please visit our website

Why Insurance Corporation have become a Build Partner -

"Through our Conservation Awards Insurance Corporation has supported local people and organisations that protect our local environment for future generations for over 25 years. In this background, it is a logical extension for us to help the GSPCA which does such wonderful work preventing cruelty and promoting kindness to animals. As a Channel Islands business with extensive local knowledge and expertise it is really important to us to be a responsible member of our local community. That means giving something back through our Community Support Programme and looking to work with local causes that are important to our customers, our staff and our broker friends. Guernsey is an island of animal lovers and we salute the role played by the GSPCA in the Bailiwick and wish them every success with their exciting Build Partner Programme" Glyn Smith, Managing Director

Here are the contact details for Insurance Corporation -

Insurance Corporation PO Box 160,
Dixcart House,
Sir William Place,
St Peter Port,

[email protected]


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To donate towards the many animals in our care, you can do so by:

Calling: 01481 257261

By post or popping in the Shelter: GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey, GY6 8UD

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

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

Or by phone 01481 257261.

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