Christmas gift ideas - Custom portraits of your pets, or custom painted animals available raising funds for the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 16:06, 2nd Dec, 2021 | 0

Guernsey artist Toni de Kooker is offering custom acrylic and watercolour paintings of your pets, or animal of choice including but not limited to dogs, cats, horses and rodents!

Toni is an animal lover, owning four Bengal cats and a German Shepherd cross Siberian Husky dog. The Guernsey SPCA is a charity close to her heart, having adopted 4 cats from the shelter during her childhood. Toni is passionate about animal welfare and the protection of wildlife:


Fantastic Sure staff help out at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 15:56, 2nd Dec, 2021 | 0

On Thursday 12th November a team of staff from Sure gave their time to help out at the GSPCA.

The seven staff helped in many of the areas at the GSPCA around site especially with maintenance, grounds work and caring for our Memorial Garden and we cannot thank them enough for all of their hard work.

Tim pellet GSPCA Training and Community Officer said “It was lovely to meet the team from Sure last month.”

“We got a quick picture just after 9am when they arrived still looking clean and tidy before a very busy day helping around the Animal Shelter.”


Late Night Shopping each Thursday pop in to the GSPCA Charity Shop in Smith Street

Submitted by Steve on 15:28, 2nd Dec, 2021 | 0

The GSPCA in September opened our new Charity Shop in Smith Street and it has been doing extremely well headed up by Michelle Champion and her great team of volunteers.

The shop is located next to Fillers and some may remember it as the Christian Aid or Oxfam shop.

Normal open hours are 8am to 530pm Monday to Saturday but with the Late Night Christmas Shopping events.


WEATHER WARNING - With extreme weather please watch for oiled seabirds, seal pups & ensure your animals are safe

Submitted by Steve on 15:57, 26th Nov, 2021 | 0

The next few days the Bailiwick will see high winds and weather that puts our animals and wildlife at risk.

Often during the winter months with the high winds and stormy weather makes it difficult for wild animals and birds to feed and rest.

With the high winds we have to ensure our pets and animals kept outside are safe and secure.

The GSPCA are asking those that live around and visit our coast to please watch out for injured animals in need as well as seal pups which can get separated from their mothers at this time of year especially when we see bad weather.


GSPCA at St Martins Christmas Market Monday 6th December

Submitted by Steve on 23:19, 25th Nov, 2021 | 0

This coming Monday pop along to St Martins for their annual Christmas Market.

Starting from 6pm until 830pm with carol singing at 615pm.

There is a free Santas Grotto, snow and so much more.

The GSPCA stall organised by Michelle will have a fabulous range of Christmas gifts on sale.

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Thank you to the Ravenscroft Group who sponsored a table for the GSPCA team at the TISE Afternoon Tea

Submitted by Steve on 22:31, 25th Nov, 2021 | 0

On Saturday 18th September nearly 100 supporters attended an afternoon tea organised by Hannah and the fantastic team of staff from The International Stock Exchange (TISE).

Held at St Pierre Park Hotel with a fantastic raffle the afternoon was a great success.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “Some of the GSPCA team had a very special afternoon tea on the 18th September when Ravenscroft sponsored a table at the TISE Afternoon Tea in aid of the 24/7 work we carry out 365 days.”


WARNING TO DOG OWNERS Possible Palm Oil reported at Pembroke

Submitted by Steve on 22:16, 25th Nov, 2021 | 0

The GSPCA is warning dog owners of the possible presence of a waxy substance along our coast line which could well be Palm Oil.

We have been informed of a sighting at Pembroke earlier today.

The public is advised not to remove the palm oil but anyone who has picked any up should double wrap it in plastic and dispose of it with their normal refuse.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We have had a report of a white oily substance being seen at Pembroke and we are asking all dog owners to be vigilant.”


Elisa the poorly grey seal pup arrives at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 13:26, 17th Nov, 2021 | 0

In the early hours of this morning the GSPCA Head of Marine Mammals Geoff George was out collecting from the harbour the second grey seal pup of the season needing our help.


UPDATE Aurore the Jersey seal pup sheds his white coat

Submitted by Steve on 22:45, 11th Nov, 2021 | 0

Aurore was rescued in Jersey on the 23rd October by British Divers Marine Life Rescue after the poorly pup was reported to the JSPCA who passed on the details to the specialist rescue team.


20 New Dog First Aiders thanks to the GSPCA and Cat First Aid Course next Wednesday

Submitted by Steve on 22:21, 11th Nov, 2021 | 0

Last night the GSPCA held its first Dog First Aid Course in 2 years and next week is the Cat First aid Course.

Taking the course was be GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne who has over 24 years working in the field of animal rescue and with over 3000 animals through the doors every year at the GSPCA the team see cases of animal first aid on a daily basis here in Guernsey.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We have been running dog and cat first aid courses for over seven years and with the 20 attendees last night we have trained over 320 participants to help save animals lives.”