Submitted by Steve on 10:42, 5th Nov, 2014 | 0

Petplan and the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes (ADCH) have joined forces for the third year of these Animal Charity Awards.

The inspirational event celebrates outstanding animal charities and not-for-profit organisations across the UK who go that extra mile to help rescue and rehome animals in need. Petplan has worked closely with animal rehoming centres for over 30 years and sees first-hand the fantastic work that goes on every day to help improve the welfare of animals.

These awards provide an opportunity for people to recognise the dedication and commitment of charity staff and volunteers, and give pet owners a chance to say 'thank you'. 

Last year after more than 5000 nominations a member of the GSPCA team was lucky enough to be selected as a finalist in the Animal Charity Employee of the Year category.

Yvonne Chauvel our Senior Animal Care Assistant and longest serving staff member was the lucky lady and everyone was extremely proud of her and that all the wonderful work she puts in had been recognised.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "At the GSPCA we were so very proud of Yvonne Chauvel for the wonderful news that she was a finalist in the Petplan and ADCH Animal Charity Awards."

"We have a fantastic team here at the GSPCA and have so many wonderful volunteers and staff."Yvonne Chauvel GSPCA Guernsey ADCH Petplan Awards

"The awards are now open for 2015 and it would be fantastic if in Guernsey we could be recognised once again for having some amazing people that do wonderful things for animals."

"It is really easy to vote online and the three categories are Animal Charity Volunteer of the Year, Animal Charity Employee of the Year and Animal Charity Team of the Year."

Yvonne Chauvel Senior Animal Care Assistant said "It was quite sad that I was unable to make it across for the award evening due to fog, but it was such an honour that I was short listed as a finalist from so many people."

"My sister went along and she called to let me know the winner of the Charity Staff Member of the Year for 2014 was Jenna Martyn from the Blue Cross in Burford and I’ve seen the video of what she does and it really is amazing."

"My sister and I were invited by Petplan which was so very kind."

"I received my finalist trophy back in May and it is just wonderful."

"Watching the videos of all of the finalists on youtube brought tears to my eyes as there are so many good people helping animals in fantastic ways."

"The awards are now open for the 2015 awards and it would be great if Guernsey could be represented once again."

To find out more and to nominate please go to

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Here is some additional information and videos to help you through the next few weeks with your dog and cat:

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To see a list of the upcoming GSPCA events please click here.

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We have lots of animals in need of homes. Could you help us advertise them? To download a the posters please click here. or to share them on social media please click 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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