Volunteers Week - Today Pop down to the Pop Up OSA Recruitment Shop to see the GSPCA about Volunteering with animals in Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 09:23, 6th Jun, 2014 | 0

Today the OSA Pop Up Shop in Smith Street, St Peter Port will be manned by a variety of charities and one of the themes is animals as part of volunteers week.

We will have information on hand and hopefully representatives between 10am and 2pm and also 5pm and 7pm.

If you are interested in helping animals in Guernsey then there are many roles and ways you can get involved with the GSPCA, so please pop down or you can call the Shelter on 01481 257261 for details.


Volunteers Week - Meeting our Night Wardens - Matt & Jen volunteer through the night rescuing animals

Submitted by Steve on 11:07, 5th Jun, 2014 | 0

Around the clock volunteers in Guernsey are helping animals whether at the GSPCA or other animal charities.

Every single night of the year a volunteer helps ensure that at the GSPCA we can provide around the clock emergency cover.

The volunteers that make up this fantastic group come from all walks of the community and help ensure every night between 6pm until 8am the next someone can go out to rescue an animal in need.

Matt Hill-Smith and Jen Bradshaw are two of our volunteer wardens and help cover on average two nights a week.


Childrens GSPCA Hedgehog Competition Closes in 2 days

Submitted by Steve on 14:26, 4th Jun, 2014 | 0

Only 2 days to get your entries in for the GSPCA Hedgehog Competition.

Sarah Ozanne Animal Care Assistant said 'We've had some fantastic entries for our GSPCA Hedgehog Competitions but we would love to see a few more.'

'We have a hedgehog awareness poster competition and one for making a hedgehog home.'

'You have until Friday to get your entries in and we will be announcing the winners soon as well as a date when we will be running a hedgehog talk.'


Apologies for anyone who tried calling the emergency number on Saturday - please remember the Shelter is manned 24/7

Submitted by Steve on 15:45, 3rd Jun, 2014 | 0

The GSPCA would like to apologise for a technical fault experienced on Saturday night during our out of hours service.

We had a number of reports Saturday evening that the 24 hour emergency helpline number was not being answered between approximately 7pm and 10pm.

When we were made aware that the divert to the on call warden had an issue it was changed as there appeared to be a fault.


This Sunday is the GSPCA Summer Fayre & Fun Dog Show & this year we have RSPCA Freedom Food at our BBQ stand

Submitted by Steve on 08:20, 30th May, 2014 | 0

With only two days to go to the GSPCA Summer Fayre and Fun Dog Show we are pleased to announce that our BBQ Share

Volunteers & Staff at the GSPCA Nominated for Spring Appreciation

Submitted by Steve on 17:08, 29th May, 2014 | 0

The GSPCA couldn’t carry out saving, rescuing and caring for the thousands of animals that come through the doors every year without the support of the staff and volunteers that work tirelessly every day and night.

To recognise the team at the GSPCA we have been asking for nominations to recognise the staff and volunteers for their dedication, hard work and outstanding effort.

Nominations were accepted both in house, online and via the post and we received an overwhelming number of wonderful comments for five staff in particular and fifteen volunteers each quarter.


June is National Microchipping Month - Free Chipping for Rabbits Saturday, Free Chipping for Dogs Sunday & £3.99 for June

Submitted by Steve on 12:24, 29th May, 2014 | 0

National Microchipping Month is a campaign that encourages and promotes responsible pet ownership through microchipping as the preferred method of permanent identification. Throughout the month of June the GSPCA will be supporting this event by offering reduced priced microchips and to start the month at our Fun Dog Show this Sunday at Fairfields we will be offering free microchipping for dogs and microchip checks for all dog owners, although donations welcomed.


Learning first aid for dogs - thank you to all that attended

Submitted by Steve on 14:35, 27th May, 2014 | 0

On what was a very sunny Sunday morning the GSPCA held another sold out Dog First Aid Course at the Animal Shelter.

The GSPCA have been running a series of training courses at the GSPCA site in St Andrews.

With 18 in attendance and taken by GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne the training session which takes just over 2 hours covered topics from dog CPR to seizures.

Many of those attending had a wealth of knowledge on dogs as nearly a dozen trainers from the Island Dog Training Club came along to learn and also share their experiences.


Announcements of free Microchipping & local celebrity judge at the GSPCA Summer Dog Show & Fete Sunday 1st June at Fairfields

Submitted by Steve on 13:50, 21st May, 2014 | 0

We are pleased to announce two fantastic announcements regarding our Dog Show and Summer Fayre on Sunday 1s Share

Hot Weather Warning from the GSPCA - please think of your pets with the sunny Guernsey weather

Submitted by Steve on 13:42, 16th May, 2014 | 0

With another sunny and warm weekend ahead of us the GSPCA want to ensure all pet owners take care of their animals.

Many of us love to enjoy the sunny warm weather but we are urging pet owners to be mindful of their animals.

Don't leave your dog alone in a car.