GOOD NEWS - Longest stay cat 'Molly' settles into her new home

Submitted by Steve on 12:53, 7th Mar, 2016 | 0

Molly a black female cat that arrived at the GSPCA in October 2014 finally found her forever home last week.

For over a year at the GSPCA the team have been trying to find Molly a home but sadly many of the black cats are passed by especially those in their older years.

Molly arrived at the Shelter on the 4th October 2014 after her owner could no longer care for her. When she arrived she was found to have an eye ulcer that took many months to heal.


Appeal for Lucky a cat who could have cancer

Submitted by Steve on 14:42, 4th Feb, 2016 | 0

With over 1000 cats helped at the GSPCA every year we strive to do everything we can for the many strays, cruelly treated and unwanted cats.

At the end of August a 6 year old female cat found her way to the GSPCA when her owner could no longer care for her.

Although in fairly good health on the day she arrived during her assessment we discovered she had cat flu and also had sores on her feet.

After two months of treatments and veterinary care 'Lucky' as she is called improved and got better.


Winter Advice for Guernsey's Animals and Birds from the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 14:06, 20th Nov, 2015 | 0

With cold winter weather soon to be upon us the GSPCA want pet owners 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 low temperatures.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "With Winter on its way, at the GSPCA we want to ensure pets and other animals kept and live outside are safe and have all they need."


Cats have a 1 in 33 chance on Guernsey roads - could you help us with our online survey?

Submitted by Steve on 12:44, 10th Nov, 2015 | 0

Every year the GSPCA are called out to and help between 200 and 300 cats that are injured or killed on the road every year.

During the darker winter months the numbers are at their highest and in just one evening recently 4 cats were brought in to the Shelter between the hours of 10pm and 4am that were killed on our roads.

Over many years the worries for cats on busy roads has always been a real concern.  However the GSPCA as have many other rescues noticed that the smaller roads and lanes are often a greater risk and cause of cats being hit by moving vehicles.


5 year old black cat Sooty finds his forever home

Submitted by Steve on 09:15, 4th Nov, 2015 | 0

Last week we highlighted the challenges we and other rescues face trying to rehome black cats.

Yesterday 'Sooty' a 5 year old male black cat managed to find a wonderful forever home and staff waved him off with his wonderful new owner.

We have a waiting list for new owners looking for kittens, but often struggle finding the older cats a new home especially if they are black with over half the cats either black or black and white at the GSPCA.

Helen Holems GSPCA staff member said "It was lovely to see Sooty off to his forever home yesterday."


National Black Cat Day - could you help a black cat find its lucky forever home this Halloween

Submitted by Steve on 13:59, 27th Oct, 2015 | 0

Black cats have had a mixed reaction for centuries with many people believing them a bad omen even in 2015.

Today is National Black Cat Day, a day to raise awareness of the many black and white cats waiting for homes in rehoming centres.

At the GSPCA it takes on average much longer for a black cat to find a home

This Halloween there are black cats in many homes in Guernsey, but the GSPCA have more black cats than any other at the Animal Shelter.

At the GSPCA 50% of the cats are black or black and white that are in for rehoming, welfare reasons or stray.


It's Feral Cat Day - Could you help one of our nervous or timid cats at the GSPCA with a purrrfect home

Submitted by Steve on 10:20, 15th Oct, 2015 | 0

Today is Feral Cat Day and we are appealing for those that can offer special homes for some of our very special cats.

Recently the GSPCA has been involve in rescuing 4 semi-feral kittens that found their way to our site in St Andrews.

Cherry B, Bimbo, Whiskey (pictured) and Boots arrived only 2 weeks ago with their mother cat.

At the time the kittens were just being weaned off of their mother at 8 weeks and thankfully we managed to catch them quickly and they are currently in our care.


Rescued kittens covered in fly strike now doing well at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 22:51, 6th Oct, 2015 | 0

On Thursday last week the GSPCA ambulance was called out to two very young kittens in desperate need.

The call came from Les Fauconnaires where two young kittens at only 4-5 weeks were found covered in fleas and fly strike with no mother in site.

The area was searched for any signs of other kittens and the two rescued were transported to the vets as they were cold and in need of veterinary care.


Can you help Monkey the diabetic cat - APPEAL for a poorly cat

Submitted by Steve on 00:02, 31st Jul, 2015 | 0

At the end of May a lovely 9 year old cat came into the GSPCA after her owner could no longer care for her.

Sadly 'Monkey' as she is called has diabetes and needs a specialist diet and injections twice a day.

We have seen many diabetic cats at the GSPCA over the years and the most famous of all is Mr Chips a big silver tabby who is doing very well in his home as we still get regular updates from them.

Anna Paint Senior Animal Care Assistant said "We have to monitor Monkey regularly and ensure she has a special food, but she is adorable"


Survey from the GSPCA - With the UK making it compulsory to microchip dogs what should we do in Guernsey for our pets?

Submitted by Steve on 14:41, 14th Jun, 2015 | 0

At the GSPCA we help thousands of lost and found animals in Guernsey every year and we would like to know your views in relation to compulsory microchipping of pets in Guernsey.

In the UK many dog owners will be unprepared for new legislation which makes it compulsory to microchip their pets from April 2016.