Submitted by Steve on 08:20, 30th May, 2014 | 0

With only two days to go to the GSPCA Summer Fayre and Fun Dog Show we are pleased to announce that our BBQ on the day will have welfare friendly produce.

The burgers, bacon and sausages on sale are from Perelle Butchers who are providing the food for the BBQ.

The RSPCA’s Freedom Food scheme is the charity dedicated to farm animal welfare and it has launched a new website where you can find all the latest news and information.

When you see the Freedom Food label you know that animals have been kept to strict RSPCA welfare standards. The standards cover the whole of an animals’ life, not just their time on farm. A stimulating environment and plenty of room to move around are just two of the many benefits.  Freedom Food can also be an affordable ethical choice, as they approve indoor as well as free range and organic farms. So, make one small change to your shopping and one big change to farm animal welfare. Find out where to buy Freedom Food and get recipe ideas now. We are pleased to announce two fantastic announcements regarding our Dog Show and Summer Fayre on Sunday 1st of June.

Judging the Fun Dog Show is Carl Ward radio presenter from Island FM and proud owner of Lenny the dog.

From the 1st June is National Microchip Month and as part of the celebrations any dog owner on the day that would like their dog microchipped we will do this for free (although donations are very much appreciated).

It would be best if you would like the microchipping done to do so after the Fun Dog Show has been judged if you are entering your pet.

For those that already have their dog microchipped GSPCA team members will be on hand to scan your pet and check that the details are up to date, again free of charge and can instruct you what to do if there are any items that need adding or changing.

All happening at Fairfields in Castel the event is sponsored by the Property Link and we have a team of volunteers from Barclays helping on the day, as well as GSPCA staff and volunteers. 

There will be plenty of parking for a donation in the field next to the show ground where marshals will be on hand.

Last year was a fantastic day with lots of fun and great weather.

What’s happening?

The day starts at 11am and the Dog Show from 12.30 - 4pm (minimum donation of a £1 a class)

The classes will be -  

  1. Best Rescue
  2. Best Smile
  3. Waggiest Tail
  4. Best 6 legs
  5. Best doggy family (2 or more living in same household)
  6. Best male puppy (2yrs and under)
  7. Best female puppy (2 years and under)
  8. BREAK
  9. Best Fancy Dress
  10. Prettiest Bitch ( 2-7 yrs)
  11. Most Handsome dog (2-7 yrs)
  12. Show us a trick
  13. Golden Oldies (7 yrs +)
  14. Judge’s Favourite
  15. Best in Show – class winners


The judge as mentioned is Carl Ward from Island FM.

Also there will be -

Children’s entertainment - kids games, duck netting game, football game, catch the rat (remember we are the GSPCA so no splatting) and lots more

GSPCA stalls / stands

BBQ, cakes and refreshments

Pup cake competition


An ice-cream van, candy floss, pop corn and Donkey Doughnuts

Also a few additional stalls including MENFUN, Guernsey Kennel Club and others

and lots more.........

If you would like to attend, volunteer or be involved please email [email protected]

This year we are pleased to say a huge thank you to the Property Link who are sponsoring our 2014 Summer Fun Dog Show and Fete

Property Link Guernsey sponsoring the GSPCA fun dog show and fete at Fairfields

We also have to say a huge thank you to the staff from Barclays in St Peter Port who will have a team of 15 volunteers helping us run the 2014 Summer Fun Dog Show and Fete

Lorna Prince Animal Welfare Manager said 'Last year we had a fantastic Dog Show and Summer Fayre and we are looking at seeing lots of dogs at this years show at Fairfields on the 1st June.'

'A huge thank you from the GSPCA must go to the Property Link who are sponsoring the event and also a huge thank you to the staff from Barclays in St Peter Port who are coming along to help us on the day with everything from marshalling the car park to running the stalls.'

'The dog show starts at 12.30pm but stalls will be opening from 11am.'

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said 'We must thank all involved and its great that Carl Ward from Island FM is coming along to judge what is always a fun event.'

'Carl Ward has very large paw prints to fill as last year the show was judged by the GSPCA Official Mascot Bernard the Dog.'

'The Summer Fayre and Dog Show on the 1st June is the first day of Microchipping Month and we will have team members not only to microchip dogs for free on the day, but Richard one of the Shelter staff will be walking around and checking those dogs that are chipped have their details up to date.'

'Although we have parking in the field next to the show ground if visitors can walk to the event it would be much appreciated.'

'We are also pleased to announce that we at our BBQ that we will have to feed the crowd and raise funds we will be using welfare friendly meat.'

'The RSPCA Freedom Food produce will be supplied from Tony at Perelle Butchers and a huge thank you to him for this.' 

'If anyone would like to know more check out our website or give the Shelter a call on 257261.' 

To download a poster to help us advertise our event please click here

To find out you or your business could sponsor a GSPCA event please click here

Looking for Pet Insurance in Guernsey? Check out this link to the New Rossborough Pet Insurance in partnership with the GSPCA.

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 download a poster to advertise the Hedgehog Competition please click here.

To download a poster to advertise the Hedgehog Awareness Poster Competition please click here.

Create a GSPCA Awareness Poster for Hedgehogs

Age groups –

4 – 7 years old (infants)

7 – 11 years old (juniors)

Some ideas could include:

Watch out for hedgehogs on the road waking up from hibernation

Hedgehogs out in the day time could mean there is something wrong

Please put out clean drinking water for hedgehogs over the summer

Check for hedgehogs before cutting the lawn/grass

Discard of rubbish properly - especially netting/wires

Make sure your swimming pool/pond is easily escapable

Do not put slug pellets down as they are poisonous

Don't touch a nest until sure you need to intervene

Cut holes in fence bottoms to allow hedgehogs to pass through gardens

Watch your dogs around hedgehogs- either one could get hurt

Other points to add:

Phone GSPCA for advice/emergency: 01481 257261

Advice on the GSPCA Webpage-


Prizes for the top 3 in each age group.

Send your posters with your name, age, contact number and school on the back to [email protected] or to the Shelter at

Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Rue du Truchots
St Andrews
Guernsey, Channel Islands

Closing date 6/6/14. Winners will be announced on the 13/6/14

Build a Hedgehog House

2014 Competition

Design and build a hedgehog house to be used in your own or friends garden!

There are two age group categories:

7 to 11 years (Junior age)

11 to 16 years (secondary age)

The top three from each group will be contacted to be judged and there are PRIZES for the top 3 designs in each group!

The house structure must be:


- Big enough to make a nest

- Safe from predators

- Camouflaged

What could you use to build the house?

 - Logs                          

- Old plastic box

- Bricks

- Wood

- Pots

- Anything else - Be as creative as you like!

Try the internet and our website for more inspiration!

Last thing to do is take a beautiful photograph then email it to us along with your age, full name and contact number to:

[email protected]

Closing date 6/6/14. Winners will be announced on the 13/6/14

Good luck and have fun!

Please be careful when building your hog houses

 Work with an adult to put it together as you may need to use grown-up tools

We currently have two stunning cats called Trio and Trouble needing operations. To donate to help them please click on this link, call 01481 257261, by post or popping into the Shelter.

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GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey, GY6 8UD

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.

To find out about GSPCA training and courses at the Shelter please click here.

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