Improvements to Guernsey’s animal welfare legislation proposed

Submitted by Steve on 10:08, 4th Jun, 2024 | 0

The Committee for the Environment & Infrastructure has yesterday published proposals to provide better protections for wild and domesticated animals by strengthening Guernsey’s animal welfare legislation.

The proposed changes will modernise Guernsey’s legislation and fulfil the extant States’ Resolutions that were not covered immediately by the Animal Welfare (Guernsey) Ordinance in 2012.

Deputy Lindsay de Sausmarez, President of the Committee, said:

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APPEAL FOR INFORMATION - 3 dead chickens dumped in the Vale

Submitted by Steve on 22:38, 21st Sep, 2021 | 0

Yesterday just after 5pm the GSPCA Wardens were called out to three deceased chickens which had been dumped on a beach in the Vale. 

They were found near the car park on Route du Pulias thrown onto the top of the rocks on the beach. 

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “Last night our GSPCA Wardens were called out to 3 deceased chickens that appeared to be dumped on the rocks near the car park on Route du Pulais.”

“The birds had no form of identification and we have informed the States Vets.”

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Worst case of reptile starvation the GSPCA has seen results in the owner being banned

Submitted by Steve on 17:55, 2nd Aug, 2017 | 0

Last October the GSPCA were involved in rescuing 4 reptiles some of which were so thin they were lucky to still be alive.

After months of care at the GSPCA the owner of the animals attended the Magistrates Court in St Peter Port yesterday.

The animals involved were 2 corn snakes, a royal python and a bearded dragon.  When they were rescued it was apparent that they hadn’t been cared for in some time due to the state of the enclosures which were extremely dirty and not appropriate for the animals due to the fittings and lack of provisions.

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Welfare Manager reports on the ferret neglect case in court yesterday after animals had died

Submitted by Steve on 12:02, 16th Sep, 2016 | 0

Yesterday GSPCA Welfare Manager Lorna Prince attended Court to witness the outcome of a case of neglect to ferrets here in Guernsey and reports -

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APPEAL FOR INFORMATION - Gull dies after being stoned at Vazon

Submitted by Steve on 10:42, 11th Jul, 2016 | 0

On Saturday afternoon the GSPCA were called out to attend a very serious incident of an injured herring gull at Vazon.

The bird was being cared for by two teenagers who had spotted at a distance two similar aged male teenagers around 14 years throwing stones at the gull.

GSPCA Volunteer Ambulance Warden Michelle Champion attended to rescue the badly injured bird and the team were horrified to find the extent of the injury sustained to the animal.

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UPDATE on the Slovakian puppies - here are the 25 faces

Submitted by Steve on 19:03, 17th Sep, 2015 | 0

4 weeks ago today 25 Slovakian puppies were detained at Customs in St Peter Port harbour.

On Thursday the 3rd September two people were in Guernsey Magistrate Court for animal cruelty and fraud to hear their verdicts.

A 59-year-old man from the Slovak Republic was found guilty of animal cruelty and fraud and fined a total of £2,700.  He was told that the fine must be paid from custody or he would serve the alternative of 14 days in prison.

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You've seen Dobbie the Slovakian puppy - This Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday all of puppies at our Display & Collection

Submitted by Steve on 13:40, 10th Sep, 2015 | 0

This Sunday see the faces of the puppies many have been talking about.

This weekend it is our Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday and as part of the celebrations and the event the team are putting together a display of pictures and information about the 25 Slovakian pups.

To see more about the days evets please click here.

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Update on the 25 Slovakian puppies & details of The Puppy Smuggling Scandal reports

Submitted by Steve on 17:04, 7th Sep, 2015 | 0

On Thursday of last week two people were in Guernsey Magistrate Court for animal cruelty and fraud to hear their verdicts.

A 59-year-old man from the Slovak Republic was found guilty of animal cruelty and fraud and fined a total of £2,700.  He was told that the fine must be paid from custody or he would serve the alternative of 14 days in prison.

To see the details please click here.

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Slovakian man charged for animal welfare offences and fraud after transporting 25 dogs - more details to follow soon

Submitted by Steve on 17:56, 4th Sep, 2015 | 0

Yesterday two people were in Guernsey Magistrate Court for animal cruelty and fraud to hear their verdicts.

A 59-year-old man from the Slovak Republic was found guilty of animal cruelty and fraud and fined a total of £2,700 and was told that the fine must be paid from custody or he would serve the alternative of 14 days in prison.

The 27-year-old woman had charges against her dropped.

The dogs were brought to Guernsey in a van aboard a ferry from St Malo on the 27th August with a final destination in the UK.

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Thank you for your donations helping the 25 dogs in our care

Submitted by Steve on 20:16, 3rd Sep, 2015 | 0

The GSPCA would like to extend a huge thank you for the fantastic support we have been receiving over the last few days.

We have been appealing for towels and donations to care for 25 dogs that were transported to the GSPCA last week and the many other animals at the Shelter.

To see the reason why these dogs arrived please click here.

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