Christmas advice to keep our pets safe from the the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 16:54, 18th Dec, 2020 | 0

Christmas is a wonderful time of year – but not always for your pets!

Every year the GSPCA has reported incidents of pets putting their safety at risk.

Here are some tips from the GSPCA to keep your pets safe. Please keep them away from -

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WEATHER WARNING - Please keep an eye out for sick and injured animals with the stormy weather

Submitted by Steve on 16:44, 18th Dec, 2020 | 0

Bad weather and extreme winds means it is difficult for hedgehogs and wild birds to feed normally, and young seal pups can easily be separated from their mothers.

Below is some advice on what you can do if you find an injured animal, but please remember we have a 24 hour emergency service and our number is 01481 257261.

If possible, contain the animal before calling - see our capture and boxing advice below.

Capture and boxing

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Additional reports of possible Palm Oil & Dog Owners Warned of Substance on Beaches

Submitted by Steve on 16:33, 18th Dec, 2020 | 0

Again we want to warn dog owners of the presence of a waxy substance along our coast line which could well be Palm Oil once again.

We have been informed of a number of sightings along the West coast and most recently La Jaonnet.

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 more reports of the white oily substance being seen along our coast here in Guernsey and we are asking all dog owners are being vigilant.”

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Huge thanks to the amazing Aon volunteers that helping at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 17:20, 16th Dec, 2020 | 0

Last Tuesday 4 volunteers from the Aon Insurance Managers (Guernsey) Limited (Aon) spent the day helping at the GSPCA Animal Shelter in Guernsey.

From the GSPCA and all of our team we would like to say a huge thank you to the Aon staff for all of their help.

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Christmas gift that keeps giving become or join a loved one as a GSPCA Angel Pen Pal this Christmas

Submitted by Steve on 16:28, 16th Dec, 2020 | 0

Whiskers the naughty elf says “Why not sponsor an animal as a gift this Christmas.”

“Please become an Angel Pen Pal Sponsor and help the animals at the GSPCA.”

With your help we can ensure thousands of animals are rescued and cared for every year.

Without you the GSPCA couldn't run 24/7 helping animals in Guernsey.

In the last few days we have helped rescue many hedgehogs, birds, stray cats, dogs, baby bunnies and many more all of which need food, veterinary care and many specialist facilities.

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Joey the Jersey seal pup is strong enough to have his first dip in Guernsey water

Submitted by Steve on 16:00, 16th Dec, 2020 | 0

Today we are pleased to update that Joey the Jersey grey seal pup is doing so well that he has gone for his first dip in one of our rehabilitation pools at the GSPCA.

Geoff George Head of Marine Mammals at the GSPCA said  “After weeks in the intensive care room today Joey got his first swim and jumped straight in and has been in and out all day.”

“He is doing very well and being very naughty pulling whatever he can into the pool.”

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “Such great news that Joey has had his first dip in Guernsey water today at the GSPCA.”

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What looks like Palm Oil once again spotted along the Guernsey coast & Dog Owners Warned of Substance on Beaches

Submitted by Steve on 11:06, 15th Dec, 2020 | 0

It seems like a yearly occurrence sadly that we have to warn dog owners of the presence of a waxy substance along our coast line which could well be Palm Oil once again.

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 heard reports of the white oily substance being seen along our coast here in Guernsey and we are asking all dog owners are being vigilant.”

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GSPCA join the Town Church Christmas Tree Festival with a locally grown Christmas tree - find out how to get yours

Submitted by Steve on 16:25, 11th Dec, 2020 | 0

Once again the Town Church is hosting a Christmas Tree Festival featuring trees decorated by local and international charities between the 8t December and 4th January, 8.30am to 5pm (open until late on 8th and 15th for late night shopping).

Entry is free so please pop in to see the trees and enjoy some refreshments when you are in Town.

The GSPCA have joined the festival with a locally grown Christmas Tree which was cut on Sunday and set up ready for the opening of this wonderful event.

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Vacancies at the GSPCA - Casual Animal Care & Reception Assistants posts at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 16:03, 11th Dec, 2020 | 0

At the GSPCA Animal Shelter in St Andrews are currently looking to recruit casual animal care and reception assistants who especially have availability at weekends, with excellent customer and animal care skills.

Working for the GSPCA is a diverse and often challenging position with great rewards from the 3000 animals we help through the doors 24/7 each year to the community we serve here in Guernsey.

The posts currently advertised are –

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Extremely sad news as Dakota the seal pup passes away

Submitted by Steve on 11:05, 7th Dec, 2020 | 0

Last night the GSPCA team were devastated as Dakota the grey seal pup passed away.

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

Despite making it through the first night Dakota passed away late last night.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We are extremely saddened to have to let everyone know that Dakota the grey seal pup passed away last night.”

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