New seal named India thank you for al your suggestions

Submitted by Steve on 14:21, 13th Mar, 2021 | 0

On Thursday the GSPCA were called out to rescue a very sick grey seal pup which we appealed for help to name her.

We are pleased to report although she is still very poorly we are doing all we can and we have decided to call her India.

We would like to thank everyone for their suggestions.

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GSPCA rescue seal pup at Perelle – ideas for names and please donate to their care

Submitted by Steve on 13:17, 11th Mar, 2021 | 0

This morning the GSPCA were called out to attend what was reported to be a poorly seal pup at Perelle.

The team were dispatched to find an approximately 12 week old grey seal pup.

Only a little under weight the main concerns was it being lethargic and very chesty.

The pup was collected by Head of Marine Mammals GSPCA Geoff George and is now safely at the GSPCA.

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Huge thanks to Liz Quentin for making and selling 197 face masks in aid of the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 17:55, 9th Mar, 2021 | 0

Lockdown 2 has seen so many caring islanders supporting so many good causes and helping one another.

One of these wonderful individuals is Liz Quentin.  Liz has made and sold an incredible 197 face masks in aid of the GSPCA to help raise funds towards our 24/7 work and care of the many animals at the GSPCA.

You might have seen Liz’s recent facebook thanks where she said “That’s 197 masks made and sold in the last 3 weeks, £659.80 raised less the costs of £77.00 so £582.80 donated to the GSPCA, Guernsey SPCA .”

“Thank you all for your purchases and donations.”

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Long Shredded Paper, Blanket and Towel Appeal at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 17:03, 9th Mar, 2021 | 0

As Guernsey has gone through 7 weeks of our second lockdown many incoming donations have been affected, not just financially.

At the GSPCA we are currently appealing for long shredded paper for the hedgehog bedding and with over 140 in our care we have a lot to look after.

Normally with offices working and many in the work place we would have a great supply but with most people working from home we have not had our normal supplies and we are in need of long (not cross) shredded paper.

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A message from Coco the cat loving her new home

Submitted by Steve on 11:42, 5th Mar, 2021 | 0

Just before Christmas we rehomed a lovely tortie female cat called Mittens who is now called Coco and is very much enjoying her new home.

Coco recently sent this lovely message -

‘Hello all of you at the GSPCA

I am sending this message to you all to let you know how I am getting on in my new home. I was adopted just two weeks ago.

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Looking for a change of career? Vacancies at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 17:59, 4th Mar, 2021 | 0

The GSPCA couldn’t achieve so much without our trained staff and we are excited to announce two full time posts have become available as sadly two of the team in recent months returned to their homeland.

We also have casual posts especially for those available during weekends and bank holidays.

The full time posts include various duties from animal care to reception and the successful applicants will also be required to help cover night shifts at the GSPCA which tend to be over the weekend.

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On World Wildlife Day GSPCA release a razorbill and guillemot back to where they belong

Submitted by Steve on 17:22, 4th Mar, 2021 | 0

Yesterday during World Wildlife Day the GSPCA set free two seabirds that arrived into our care last month oiled, weak, injured and thin.

Violet-Elizabeth a guillemot was rescued at Pembroke on the 7th February and Gary the razorbill was rescued from L’Eree on the 18th February.

To see the birds released back in the wild please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNKk4tAANpw&feature=youtu.be

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Today is #WorldWildlifeDay

Submitted by Steve on 12:38, 3rd Mar, 2021 | 0

Each year the GSPCA helps in excess of 2000 wild animals and birds through our doors at the Animal Shelter in St Andrews.

Last year we saw a record breaking number of hedgehogs with over 700 through our doors and we currently have over 140 in our care and with Spring fast approaching we will soon see hoglets being born.

We are already helping fledglings and baby birds like Dave the duckling who is doing well.

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Important message from Animal Welfare Manager Lorna Chadwick on the care of rabbits

Submitted by Steve on 13:18, 2nd Mar, 2021 | 0

Lorna Chadwick GSPCA Animal Welfare Manager shares this important information on rabbit care ‘Spring is in the air, so please make sure you allow your bunnies to enjoy this beautiful weather too. We all know how stressful it feels to be locked inside so let's make sure our rabbits always have the space they need to exercise and explore; keeping them mentally and physically fit and well.

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Can your pets party like a #GSPCAPartyAnimal?

Submitted by Steve on 12:49, 2nd Mar, 2021 | 0

The GSPCA is asking islanders to help celebrate its 148th birthday by tagging the charity in photos of their pets in their best virtual party outfits on social media using #GSPCAPartyAnimal.

Manager of the GSPCA, Steve Byrne said, “Like many others who had birthdays during lockdown, we didn’t get the party or celebrations we were wishing for. So, to embrace the Guernsey Together spirit and lockdown restrictions, we’re moving our celebrations online and asking local pets and their owners to get involved virtually.”

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