Submitted by Steve on 17:54, 26th Jan, 2021 | 0

Today the GSPCA was called out to a seabird tangled in netting.

GSPCA staff member Beckie Bailey when she arrived at Petit Bot rescued the guillemot in a life threating situation as it was that badly tangled it wouldn’t have survived if it hadn’t been for the kind person discovering the bird and calling us out.

Beckie quickly transported it back to the GSPCA Animal Shelter where we are carrying out our essential work helping hundreds of animals.

When back at the Shelter the bird was freed from the green netting and is recovering well at the GSPCA.

To donate to the guillemots care and our #GSPCACoronavirusCrisisAppeal please visit 

Beckie Bailey GSPCA staff member said “The poor guillemot wrapped up in fishing net or crab pot material.”

“It was very dehydrated, weak and has a sore leg.”

“We have called the bird Kat and fringed crossed he makes a speedy recovery!”

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “Although we are in full lockdown like the other emergency services we are still having to work safely and help animals in need.”

“The team are taking all precautions for their safety and others wearing full PPE and regularly sanitising.”

“In 2020 we had an incredible 1488 birds through our care and a record breaking 729 hedgehogs not to mention many other wild animals and every day we help sick and injured wildlife.”

“Kat is so lucky but it is early days and we are doing all we can to get him back to the wild.”

“It is horrendous when we see animals injured by human waste.”

“Every year we see animals caught in netting and affected by things discarded or thrown away.”

“With such difficult times we really need your support and to donate to our work and the care of Kat the guillemot and other animals please call 01481 257261, at the GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey GY6 8UD or online .”

“To help ensure we can help animals 24/7 why not become a regular sponsor to help animals like Joey especially during these extremely difficult days and to find out more please visit .”

“We really couldn’t do so much without your support and every penny really helps make a difference.”

“As we are in lockdown we are asking anyone that finds a sick or injured animal to call us before coming to the GSPCA so we can ensure that it is essential and talk you through the process, our number is 01481 257261 and we have an emergency option.”

“For advice on what to do if you find injured wildlife please visit or call us 24/7 on 01481 257261.”

“Hopefully we will be able to update you very soon with an update on Kat.”

In line with States of Guernsey advice please DO NOT visit the GSPCA if have been outside of the Bailiwick of Guernsey in line with their advice or have any symptoms of Coronavirus and we continue visits to the Shelter for only essential reasons and to please call us on 01481 257261 or email [email protected] before your trip to see if we can help without you coming to the Shelter. For the latest information and advice please visit 

The GSPCA continues with all essential services and we plane to phase other services back into operation and to find out more 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.



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