FIREWORK ADVICE - Keep Your Pets safe this New Years Eve & if you are having an event please ensure you notify

Submitted by Steve on 15:39, 28th Dec, 2023 | 0

This New Years once again the GSPCA want all animals and humans to have a safe and enjoyable celebration.

Every year we hear of firework related incidents involving animals and children. While fireworks may be exciting and pretty to look at and its fun to celebrate many celebrations with a bang, we must put our safety, the safety of our pets and the local wildlife first. 

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “As we fast approach 2024 we want to ensure any fireworks events this New Year are notified to islanders.”



Submitted by Steve on 16:15, 26th May, 2023 | 0

The GSPCA are warning dog walkers taking their four legged friends to local commons of a current concern.

There appears to be large numbers of what we believe are thorny seeds from what is believed is the Erodium cicutarium also know as Redstem Storks Bill which get caught in your dogs feet and fur along many of the commons and grassy areas especially L’Ancresse, Port Soif and Chouet,


HOT WEATHER ADVICE - Help our hedgehogs and check your hedges before cutting

Submitted by Steve on 10:49, 14th Jun, 2022 | 0

With the exceptionally warm weather due and the recent dry weather it has been exceptionally busy at the GSPCA.

One of the biggest casualties being effected are hedgehogs and the GSPCA is appealing for islanders to do all they can to help our prickly friends.

From dehydrated baby hedgehogs to those covered in fly eggs and maggots we have helped 29 hedgehogs since the start of this month.


With Spring in full swing Baby Bird Advice from the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 16:02, 26th Apr, 2022 | 0

At the GSPCA we are extremely busy with the daily arrival Spring baby birds needing hand rearing that have been found or rescued.

Baby birds are always where possible best left in the wild to be rehabilitated by their parents.

Yvonne Chauvel GSPCA Animal Care Supervisor said “With the mild weather and start of Spring we are fast filling with baby birds.”

“We’ve had a lot of ducking, baby doves, robin chick, young blackbirds and a variety of others.”


Spring has sprung so here is some Important Information Baby Bird Advice

Submitted by Steve on 22:49, 30th Mar, 2022 | 0

The GSPCA have been extremely busy in recent weeks with the arrival of the first Spring baby birds needing hand rearing that have been found or rescued.

Baby birds are always where possible best left in the wild to be rehabilitated by their parents.

Yvonne Chauvel GSPCA Animal Care Supervisor said “With the mild weather and start of Spring we have started to see the first baby birds of 2022.”

“We’ve had quite a few ducking and a variety of others.”


Merry Christmas from all at the GSPCA, opening times and advice on how to keep your pets safe

Submitted by Steve on 11:17, 23rd Dec, 2021 | 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 -

Alcoholic beverages

Chocolate (highly toxic to pets)


Mouldy or spoiled foods (please ensure all waste is disposed of and stored safely away from your pets)


Chicken or Turkey bones (as they can splinter)


WEATHER WARNING - With extreme weather please help care for animals of Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 12:07, 7th Dec, 2021 | 0

Once again the Bailiwick has 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.

Once again 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.


WARNING TO ALL RABBIT OWNERS – Diseases killing rabbits in Guernsey and advice

Submitted by Steve on 10:38, 1st Sep, 2021 | 0

The GSPCA is asking all rabbits to take great care as Rabbit Haemorraghic Viral Disease (RHVD2) variant 2 is being seen once again here in Guernsey and a surge of rabbits with myxomatosis are being seen with the large numbers of rabbits around Guernsey.

These fatal diseases are a huge risk to unvaccinated rabbits and especially to those in outside enclosures.

The GSPCA helps over 150 wild and domestic rabbits every year, although this year we have already had over 323 through our doors since the 1st January.

What is RHVD2?


GSPCA ADVICE - WARNING Kennel Cough in Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 16:55, 11th Jun, 2021 | 0

Every Summer in Guernsey we see a rise in case of kennel cough in dogs.

This year is no different and kennel cough for those that don’t is an airway infection which causes a nasty cough in dogs. More severe cases can occasionally result in symptoms such as a high temperature or a reduced appetite.

Please call your vet for advice if you think your dog has kennel cough. Most dogs improve on their own, but some need treatment from a vet.


Happy Easter from the GSPCA & an IMPORTANT Message this Easter as we need to keep our pets safe

Submitted by Steve on 23:12, 1st Apr, 2021 | 0

 With another year with restrictions and tens of thousands of us at home this Easter across the Bailiwick of Guernsey you could be putting your pet at risk at if you feed your pet chocolate intended for people or they manage to find those carefully hidden from the children, as many of us might be planning our home Easter Egg Hunt as with the Coronavirus restrictions hunts are cancelled across the islands.

Across the Bailiwick we are all stocking up Easter eggs and chocolate as gifts for family and loved ones, but the GSPCA has an important message for pet owners.