Cold Weather Advice to help Animals in Guernsey from the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 19:22, 9th Feb, 2021 | 0

With cold weather the GSPCA want pet owners to consider all the animals of Guernsey. During a cold snap the GSPCA are on full alert, ready to deal with a variety of animals affected by the low temperatures.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “With the cold snap upon us the GSPCA are concerned for wildlife, pets and other animals kept outside.”

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WARNING TO PIGEON AND POULTRY KEEPERS Pigeon Paramyxovirus confirmed in Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 12:08, 9th Feb, 2021 | 0

Pigeon Paramyxovirus has been confirmed in Guernsey. This follows investigations by the States Veterinary Officers into the high numbers of diseased pigeons from St. Peter Port that have been hospitalised at the GSPCA.

Last week the GSPCA reported on the huge increase in deceased and sick pigeons especially from the St Peter Port area - http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/important-message-gspca-sharp-increase-sick-and-injured-pigeons

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Update on GSPCA Services due to lockdown2 please call or email if you need our services #GuernseyTogether #StayAtHome

Submitted by Steve on 12:43, 5th Feb, 2021 | 0

Due to lockdown2 here in Guernsey we are once again asking anyone needing our services to contact us on 01481 257261 before visiting the GSPCA. This is so we can risk assess and potentially help remotely without unnecessary travel while we are in the very serious situation the Bailiwick currently faces.

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE from GSPCA as sharp increase in sick and injured pigeons

Submitted by Steve on 21:48, 4th Feb, 2021 | 0

Some love to see pigeons around Guernsey and others think of them as pests but regardless of your thoughts the GSPCA have seen a sharp incline of sick and injured pigeons especially in and around St Peter Port.

With worries of a number of bird diseases at this time of year from Avian Flu to Newcastle’s Disease the GSPCA have been monitoring the sick and injured birds that come into the care of the Shelter and since the start of 2021 we have seen 100% increase with sick pigeons many showing neurological symptoms.

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Lockdown advice to Animal Owners and Animal Businesses in Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 18:16, 26th Jan, 2021 | 0

At the GSPCA we have been asked a number of times about the States of Guernsey advice on what they can and can’t do with their animals.

The States Vets have kindly put together this great advice https://covid19.gov.gg/guidance/pets-livestock?fbclid=IwAR2YR34mp7YNMqJbqciIlUt8Xc29iAAlMVc8AnylUlE4jjq8JpKcosExMKQ

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Poorly guillemot caught up in fish or crab netting now safe at the GSPCA

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.

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DUE TO LOCKDOWN DO NOT VISIT THE GSPCA UNLESS ESSENTIAL – please call before visiting

Submitted by Steve on 15:57, 23rd Jan, 2021 | 0

As we are all adjusting to the latest lockdown in Guernsey the GSPCA as an essential service is operating for animals in need but please do not come to the Shelter unless it is an emergency and please call us on 01481 257261 before your visit to speak to a member of the team to ensure we minimise any risks and explain our social distancing procedures in place.

The GSPCA has taken rapid steps and have continued working in a safe manner since before the start of the pandemic and we want to ensure we are here for the animals and community we serve.

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Extremely sad news as Blaze the seal pup passes away

Submitted by Steve on 20:19, 21st Jan, 2021 | 0

In the early hours today the GSPCA team were devastated as Blaze the grey seal pup passed away.

Found emaciated, with a number of ailments and injuries Blaze had been receiving treatment and around the clock care.

Despite making it through the first few nights Blaze passed away early this morning.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We are extremely saddened to have to let everyone know that Blaze the grey seal pup passed away early this morning.”

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Keeping Livestock, our Wardens and road users safe

Submitted by Steve on 12:02, 21st Jan, 2021 | 0

Almost every day (and night) our ambulance staff and volunteer wardens are called out to animals, especially cows, sheep and horses that have escaped from their fields and are loose on the Island’s roads putting them in grave danger.

Working at night to contain animals can be very dangerous for our volunteers who have been known to spend 2-3 hours trying to identify and locate owners and then wake them from their slumber so we can get the animals to safety.

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4th seal pup rescued and in the care of the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 14:34, 18th Jan, 2021 | 0

Yesterday the GSPCA were called out to Port Grat to a poorly grey seal pup.

On call was GSPCA Warden Sarah Langlois who called Head of Marine Mammals Geoff George to assist to what was a young seal pup, emaciated and an injured nose.

The pup was picked up and transported to the GSPCA seal facility where she has been having around the clock care.

To donate to the seal pups and animals in our care please visit https://giving.gg/donate/event/5876/GSPCA-Coronavirus-Emergency-Appeal

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