Submitted by Steve on 13:00, 8th Feb, 2019 | 0

Pets at Home are involved with #GSPCAPurpleWeek.

Pop into Pets at Home to see a table of goods on sale in aid of the GSPCA, donation tins, posters and information of rabbits looking for homes.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "It's our 146th celebrations and it is wonderful that Pets at Home are getting involved and supporting us."

"They have a range of seals, cats and bugs on sale as well as posters and donation tins to help raise funds for the 500 animals at the GSPCA."

"There are lots of ways to get involved and we'd love to hear from those that are going Purple for Animals."

It's only a week to go to the GSPCA annual Purple Week, are you, your school, business or group getting involved?

Here's lots of great ways to get involved.

The GSPCA was founded in 1873 and to help celebrate 146 years caring for animals in Guernsey we are asking for your help.

It is also a very special year as we celebrate 90 years being at our current address on Rue des Truchots in St Andrews.

There are many ways you, your school, group, work place, business can help celebrate.

The GSPCA week starts 8th February and celebrations will carry on until the 15th with our anniversary being Valentines Day the 14th February.

To download a poster to help promote GSPCA Purple Week please click here 

Ideas to get involved.......

Why not wear purple for the day?  The GSPCA logo is purple and we are encouraging people to wear purple for a day or more during this week from purple ties to GSPCA wrist bands, pin badges, or maybe you have a better idea?

A Mufti or Dress Down Day is a great and fun way to raise funds to help animals in Guernsey and celebrate our 146th anniversary.

How about a 'Take Your Dog to Work Day' although normally this is celebrated in the summer why not hold a day at your work place early.

Maybe you would like a tombola set for your work place?  We can arrange a ticketed tombola with prizes to help raise funds for the animals in our care.

Dress as an animal for the day?  Its fun and a great way to celebrate the fact that the GSPCA help 1000's of animals and birds every year.

FACT - Did you know the Shelter has cared for two lion cubs and two monkeys in the last few years and currently has a seal pup on site?

A sponsored event?  From a sponsored silence to a wax, stop smoking to a dog walk there are many ways you can raise funds to help animals in Guernsey.  To download a sponsor form please click here 

To set up a sponsorship page on Just Giving to do some fund raising for our work and animals in our care please visit - or a page please visit  -

FACT - Did you know the GSPCA often has 500+ animals in their care at any one time and over 3000 through the doors every year?

Could you sell goods for the GSPCA?  The GSPCA has a number of new GSPCA goods on sale including pens, pin badges, wrist bands, car stickers and small toy dogs which we can provide in a counter box to help raise funds for the Animal Shelter.

To apply for these or the other items please download a form on this link

or email

FACT - Did you know that in 1919 the first home for stray dogs and cats was at 11 St John Street, St Peter Port. 5/- (five shillings) a week was paid to the tenant for housing the kennels and looking after the animals?

A collection box / wishing well? The GSPCA are always looking for businesses and places to locate collection boxes around the Island.  By clicking the above link or emailing you can apply for one to help raise funds for the GSPCA.  Also if you have a bigger premises maybe you could accommodate one of our GSPCA Wishing Wells.  The first of these can be seen at the Shelter which are made on site and are a fantastic way to highlight the need of raising funds for the GSPCA and that your business supports our work caring for animals in Guernsey.

FACT - Did you know in October 1929 the GSPCA purchased its present site at Les Fiers Moutons, St Andrews. The house, outbuildings and ¾ vergee of land were bought freehold for £400.00 plus a further 2 vergees of land for £120.00 and an extra £5.00 included the spring and well?

There are many ways you can join the GSPCA Purple Week - Celebrating 146 years Caring for Animals in Guernsey between Friday 8th February and Friday 15th February.

We have a number of events taking place during the GSPCA Purple Week.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "In 2019 the GSPCA will have been helping animals in Guernsey for 146 years and we also celebrate 90 years at our site in St Andrews and we are asking animal lovers to help join in and celebrate with us."

"Next Friday we start the GSPCA Purple Week and we would love all to get involved to help animals in Guernsey."

"It costs over £600,000 a year to help care for the 1000's of animals and birds we have through our doors, provide the 24 hour 7 day a week emergency service for animals, the welfare work, dog training, education and more and we are appealing for people, schools and businesses to get involved to celebrate the wonderful work we have done and have to do for the future."

"With rising costs and the biggest ever rebuild project last year we hope that Guernsey will wear purple for animals and join in our birthday fun in February."

"Our New Build project currently is to build a New Wildlife Hospital and if you or your business would like to join our Build Partner scheme or Buy a Brick please give us a call on 257261 or email us at the GSPCA."

To register your event or involvement please email or call 01481 257261

Here a few links with ideas to help the animals in our care and wishes we are trying to raise funds for so please do get involved with GSPCA Purple Week and help us help those in need -

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

To donate to Sealia, Gully, Andy and Marty the seal pups please visit - or

To donate to help Harley the staffys life saving operations Just Giving page please visit -

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  

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 -   

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

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 Monday 7th January 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 or call 01481 257261


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