Submitted by Steve on 15:50, 29th Oct, 2019 | 0

On a very wet stormy Monday night on the 30th September the GSPCA were called out to Guernsey Airport after a barn owl had been hit by the wing of a landing plane and spotted by a passenger.

Sarah Langlois the GSPCA Night Warden on that evening went out to rescue the very poorly bird and bring it in to the night staff member Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager.

Both Sarah and the poorly barn owl were soaked and the bird was checked over, treated and placed into an intensive care unit.

On arrival the bird was very unsteady and the team were very worried but within a few days ‘Olly’ as the bird was called was eating well and progressed into one of our outside rehab flights.

There she grew stronger every day and last week she was fit and well enough to be released back to the wild.

The flight doors were opened b staff member Neil Hughes and the team watched her make her way back to the wild.

Sarah Langlois GSPCA staff member and Warden said “The night I went to rescue Olly the barn owl the weather was awful.”

“She was very poorly when I rescued her but its great that she is now back in the wild.”

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “Olly is so lucky to have survived being hit by a plane wing and been spotted.”

“Olly is the 5th barn owl we have helped in the last 12 months.”

“It took nearly 3 weeks to get her fit enough to be released to the wild and it was a fantastic release.”

“With over 1500 wild birds through our care every year the new Wildlife Hospital will help birds like Olly and vastly improve our facilities.”

“From needing new intensive care units to supporting the new build we have many wishes at the GSPCA.”

“Many wishes and the plans for the site you can see by visiting .”

 “To find out more or discuss how you or your group or business could support the GSPCA you can pop in to the Shelter in St Andrews, call 01481 257261 or email me [email protected] as we love chatting to those that wish to support our vital work.”

“If you ever find a sick or injured animal you can call us 24/7 on 01481 257261, pop it in day or night or check this link for details .”

To help the work of the GSPCA here are just a few ways and ideas -

You can donate via our page or create your own sponsored event or challenge -

To Buy a Brick in the new Wildlife Hospital and download a leaflet please click here -

To learn about the ‘Buy a Brick’ in the new Wildlife Hospital and find out more please click here -

To learn more about our biggest project, become an Exclusive Build Partner and support our Wildlife Hospital please visit

To donate to the animals in our care another via our paypal page -   

To donate to Andy the seal pup please visit -  or

To visit the Just Giving page raising funds for life saving Intensive Care Units please visit or to buy one directly for the Shelter please visit

To become an Angel Pen Pal Sponsor please visit -

To download a Corporate Angel Pen Pal form please click here  

If you would like to help at one of our upcoming events please give Michelle a call on 257261 or email [email protected]

To see some of the animals looking for homes at the GSPCA please visit –

Another way to support us is our on site Charity Shop and refreshment area and to find out more please visit -

If your group or business would like to find out about spending a day at the Shelter please go to -

For other ways your business can help us here at the GSPCA please go to -

On Tuesday 12th November 2019 at 630pm we have a volunteer induction evening and for more information and additional induction dates please visit or call 257261

To see our upcoming guided tours please visit -

To see our Wish List on our website please visit -

To visit our Amazon Wish list please visit -

For lots more ideas on how you can support the shelter and the animals in our care then please visit our fundraising page

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



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