It's sunny and warm but please don't forget your animals

Submitted by GSPCA on 15:57, 25th May, 2012 | 0

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Dog Advice On Beaches In Guernsey

Submitted by GSPCA on 09:51, 1st May, 2012 | 1

Please note dogs are not allowed on or off lead on the following beaches between 1st May – 30th Sept:

Fermain

Petit Bot

L’Eree

The Northern end of Vazon

Port Soif

Cobo

L’Ancresse / Pembroke

 

Dogs are also excluded from Shell Beach, Belvoir Bay, Fisherman’s Beach and the stretch of beach in front of the White House Hotel to the Herm Jetty.

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Baby bird advice for the Bailiwick this Spring time

Submitted by GSPCA on 10:32, 25th Apr, 2012 | 0

All around the Bailiwick the birds are singing and nesting with the first hatchlings already out and about.

The GSPCA would like to remind that as a general rule, it is best to leave baby birds alone.

A baby bird has a greater chance of survival in the wild than it has being hand-reared by man as they learn to fend for themselves and how to forage for food by their parents.

Around 2 weeks after hatching young birds in your Bailiwick garden usually leave the nest, just before they learn how to fly.

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Take care of your pets this Easter

Submitted by GSPCA on 13:54, 4th Apr, 2012 | 0

Be aware this weekend you could be putting your pet at risk this Easter if you feed your pet chocolate intended for people.

 

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.

 

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GSPCA Warning To Gardeners - Please check before strimming or hedge trimming for hedgehogs

Submitted by GSPCA on 16:31, 16th Mar, 2012 | 0

This time of year we all venture out in the garden to do the gardening and cut the grass while we enjoy the spring weather.

The GSPCA is urging islanders to take care as we have already had our first hedgehog casualty.

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Another casualty from discarded fishing hooks

Submitted by GSPCA on 16:09, 24th Feb, 2012 | 0

Only a day after the warning of rubbish and we have yet another injured bird this time a fishing hook injury.  The razorbill which we have named Bill survived last night after coming in and is doing well in one of our intensive care units with the hook removed we are hopeful that the wound will heal.

What you can do to help to help the animals of Guernsey

Protecting pets, farm animals and wildlife from harmful rubbish is straightforward – simply dispose of your waste responsibly

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Gary the Gannet caught in fishing line

Submitted by GSPCA on 10:52, 22nd Feb, 2012 | 1

Every year the GSPCA rescue and rehabilitate sick and injured wildlife from discarded rubbish and litter.  This morning we had an adult Gannet brought in tangled in fishing line. Found by kind States workers in Petit Bot the bird would have certainly died if they hadn’t rescued it.

Currently being freed from its bonds this poor bird was tangled from head to toe. Gary as he’s been named once free will be checked over fed and we will ensure he is tip top before release and we are hopeful for a good recovery.

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What to do if you fiind a bat?

Submitted by GSPCA on 14:02, 19th Jan, 2012 | 0

Today we had our first bat of the year brought into the Shelter.  Thankfully there was nothing wrong with the little mammal that we could find. The bat was found by a caring builder who discovered it during his day when removing a sign.

This time of year bats are hibernating to save energy during the winter months.

Guernsey has a number of bats and the dense housing population affords many roost sites, particularly fascia boards over rough granite for pipistrelles and barns for all species.

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Winter Advice for Guernsey's Animals and Birds

Submitted by GSPCA on 19:27, 17th Jan, 2012 | 0

With winter and cold weather with us and potential snow on the way the GSPCA want pet owners and the public 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 cold weather.

But you can also do your bit to prevent animals suffering over the cold period.

DO you have a pond?

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