GSPCA helping RSPCA cats thanks to Condor Ferries

Submitted by Steve on 21:45, 11th Nov, 2021 | 0

At the GSPCA we help 1000’s of cats every year but the numbers looking for homes have been decreasing over the years.

This has meant from time to time we have space in our cat pens and when we are able we help charities which are members of the Association of Cats and Dogs Home (ADCH) which are based across the British Isles and Ireland.

On Friday 29th October 2021 the GSPCA helped 5 cats from the RSPCA in Wales which were in need.

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Huge thanks to the kind person for the fantastic roll of vet bedding from our Amazon Wish List

Submitted by Steve on 22:19, 21st Sep, 2021 | 0

We see so many incredibly kind donations to help our 24/7 work at the GSPCA.

We often have no idea where donations come from and this week we received an incredible donation of a very large roll of purple vet bedding with paw prints.

Vet bedding is a great product as bedding as it is so warm and comfortable and the roll will be primarily used for the many cats that come through our care.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager “At the GSPCA we are often in need of items to help care for the 100’s of animals at the GSPCA.”

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RIP Eddie the much loved Shelter cat

Submitted by Steve on 13:56, 1st Sep, 2021 | 0

Many visitors to the GSPCA over the last 15 years will remember Eddie a black cat that arrived as a feral and who decided to make the Animal Shelter his home.

Over the years Eddie relaxed into his older years and became very friendly with many of the team and visitors.

Sadly his health has been deteriorating and on the weekend the GSPCA were extremely saddened as Eddie passed over to Rainbow Bridge.

Eddie will remain in our hearts and our memories.

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After a year at the GSPCA diabetic cat Pongo finds his forever home

Submitted by Steve on 16:21, 16th Aug, 2021 | 0

Many may know Pongo the diabetic cat who arrived at the GSPCA during the first lock down.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “Pongo has been at the GSPCA for over a year and might know him as he has been into the studios at BBC Guernsey and also featured in a calendar this year which is on sale across the UK from the ADCH.”

“All of the team think the world of Pongo and although there has been some interest due to the costs of food and treatment many were a little put off giving him a good home.”

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WARNING FOR CAT OWNERS - Cat food recalled over potential link to serious illness

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

An outbreak of a rare condition that causes severe illness in cats has led to a voluntary recall of multiple brands of cat food

Fold Hill Foods is voluntarily recalling a number of its hypoallergenic cat food products, from brands including Applaws, AVA and Sainsbury’s, over a possible link to an outbreak of a potentially fatal condition, feline pancytopenia.

The original article published below on 16 June 2021 stated that only the Applaws products with the Best Before dates of December 2022 to June 2023 were included in the voluntary recall.

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After nearly a year much loved 15 year old Hector is off to his new home

Submitted by Steve on 16:51, 26th Apr, 2021 | 0

Last May Hector a lovely black cat arrived at the GSPCA.

Sadly during his year we discovered a variety of health issues from diabetes to other ailments.

This meant many of the team handled this adorable chap twice a day as he required regular medications morning and night with a special diet.

Anna Paint GSPCA Senior Animal Care Assistant said “The Amazing Hector has left the building to go to his forever home.”

“He had lots of kisses, I gave him a kiss from everyone, he walked up the cattery chatting to all the cats, I’m sure he was saying goodbye.”

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A message from Coco the cat loving her new home

Submitted by Steve on 11:42, 5th Mar, 2021 | 0

Just before Christmas we rehomed a lovely tortie female cat called Mittens who is now called Coco and is very much enjoying her new home.

Coco recently sent this lovely message -

‘Hello all of you at the GSPCA

I am sending this message to you all to let you know how I am getting on in my new home. I was adopted just two weeks ago.

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Help us find Pongo a forever home during #GSPCAPurpleWeek

Submitted by Steve on 15:24, 15th Feb, 2021 | 0

Pongo is an incredible long haired black and white cat who is diabetic and we really want him to find his forever home.

Pongo arrived during the first lockdown and although we are in lockdown once again you can still complete an adoption form if you are interested in this amazing cat.

To see the adoption procedure and download a cat adoption form please go to http://www.gspca.org.gg/animals

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Details of UK Pet Cat Confirmed with Covid-19 and States of Guernsey advice on travelling with cats and other pets

Submitted by Steve on 14:33, 29th Jul, 2020 | 0

The first pet cat in the UK has been confirmed to have the Coronavirus this week.  Although this is the first confirmed case of an animal infection with the Coronavirus strain in the UK, there is no evidence to suggest that the animal was involved in transmission of the disease to its owners or that pets or other domestic animals are able to transmit the virus to people. 

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Happy News – Lock down rehoming Hamish doing well in his new home

Submitted by Steve on 16:28, 22nd May, 2020 | 0

With the current challenges we all need cheering up and what better way than sharing an update on an animal happily adopted from the GSPCA.

Hamish was adopted during lock down and here is an update from his owner -

“Just a few photos to show how Hamish has settled in, he has claimed our bedroom window sill as his early morning lookout post, and has a teddy to cuddle into in his bed next to the radiator in our bedroom.

He sits on the sofa between us in the evening watching tv or just under the sofa. He had a play last night with catnip, and seems very happy.

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