Submitted by Steve on 17:48, 5th Jun, 2020 | 0

Only days old on the 14th May Millie the kestrel was found in St Saviours only days only with her fluffy feathers and no parents in site.

With no nest to or parents in site and far to young to be out of the nest she was rushed to the GSPCA where she has spent a number of weeks in an intensive care unit being hand fed from early in the morning until late at night.

To donate towards Millie’s care and our #GSPCACoronavirusCrisisAppeal please visit -

Beckie Bailey GSPCA Animal Care Assistant and main carer of Millie said “Millie the baby kestrel was so small and fluffy when she was found and having fallen out of the nest she wouldn’t have survived if she hadn’t come into the GSPCA.”

“From being so fluffy Millie has now developed her feathers and is nearly ready to go into an outside flight for her next stage of rehabilitation.”

“When she arrived she went into an intensive care unit and without this and her care she wouldn’t have survived.”

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “Millie was rescued in St Saviours and without the care she has had at the GSPCA she wouldn’t be alive today.”

“Last night we had another kestrel chick a bit older than Millie rescued which we have called Robbie and he is also doing well and they could be related.”

“Both Millie and Robbie are doing well, but without donations towards their care and the other animals at the GSPCA we really couldn’t achieve so much.”

“It is such a challenge raising the funds we need as we aren’t able to run our normal events or charity shop and with only a few emergency boarders we have faced a real struggle to raise the £2,000 a day to run the Shelter so we launched our #GSPCACoronavirusCrisisAppeal .”

“We have had some amazing donations towards this much needed appeal and if you would like to donate you can do so by calling 01481 257261, by post or online via our web page .”

“Another great way to supporting is by donating each month and to find out details please visit this web page .”

“Without your support the GSPCA couldn’t achieve so much caring and helping over 3000 animals every year.”

“If you donate a minimum donation of £5 during June you will be put into a draw for a Sterling Silver “Gerry” Giraffe charm and chain kindly donated by Becky Rowe.”

“We thank everyone for their support and understanding during these difficult days but to help show your support to the GSPCA not only can you donate you can also #PetorateToCelebrate .”

“Petorate to Celebrate is a fun way for everyone to show their support to animal charities across the British Isles and Ireland and with this idea born in Guernsey we would love to see everyone get involved.”

“To find out more on #PetorateToCelebrate please visit .”

“We will of course keep you updated on how Millie and Robbie are doing and when they are released back into the wild.”

By post please make cheques payable to 'GSPCA’ and post to GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey, GY6 8UD.

In line with States of Guernsey advice please DO NOT visit the GSPCA if you are over 65, have an underlying health condition or have any symptoms of Coronavirus and only visit us if your visit is essential but before doing so please call us on 01481 257261 or email [email protected] before your trip to the GSPCA to see if we can help without you coming to the Shelter. For the latest information and advice please visit

With huge challenges on our resources and a drop in income from boarding and donations please help us help animals in Guernsey with our #GSPCACoronavirusCrisisAppeal by donating online via -

During these difficult times help us help animals in need. From donating to Sponsoring a Pen, Buying a Brick for the much needed Wildlife Hospital to our Amazon and main page Wish List, holding a mufti day to a sponsored Christmas dip, here are some of the ways you could help give animals joy.

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

To see a list of our volunteer induction evenings which we hold each month and for more information please visit or call 257261

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


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