Cross-Border Dog & Cat Rehoming Should Be Restricted

Submitted by Steve on 10:24, 9th Jun, 2016 | 0

Last year the GSPCA had it’s BIGGEST every cruelty and first ever puppy trafficking case in Guernsey.


Many will remember the 25 Slovakian puppies seized by the States Vet and Customs which were detained at the GSPCA and working together with the Guernsey Police resulted in a first for Guernsey in a multiple prosecution under the new Guernsey Animal Welfare Ordinance 2012 as well as other convictions.



Dogs on beaches in Guernsey - please note from today there are restrictions in place

Submitted by Steve on 16:59, 1st May, 2015 | 0

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


Petit Bot


The Northern end of Vazon

Port Soif


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.


New Animal Welfare Law to come into effect on the 1st July 2014

Submitted by Steve on 17:59, 27th Jun, 2014 | 0

The first phase of the long awaited Animal Welfare (Guernsey) Ordinance 2012 will come into effect on 1st July 2014, replacing a number of pieces of legislation that have provided protection in the past.

The initial phase will introduce the new principle of a ‘duty of care’ to all animals.  This is based on the five freedoms which before now have been used as guidance for Welfare Charities but will now be a legal requirement of all pet owners. 

The five freedoms are:


Keeping our dogs out of the dog house

Submitted by GSPCA on 15:42, 4th Mar, 2014 | 0

Over the last two weeks the GSPCA has had a number of calls from concerned dog owners following ‘attacks’ at some of the Island’s most popular beaches and walking sites.


GSPCA ask dog owners to please take care

Submitted by GSPCA on 15:27, 12th Aug, 2013 | 0

The GSPCA often receive calls from distressed animal owners for a number of reasons and this year one that has been highlighted is that of dogs attacking other animals.

It is often reported in the press regarding dogs killing chickens that aren't controlled but it doesn't stop there. At the GSPCA we often have other birds, hedgehogs, rabbits and even cats that are reported to the Shelter that have been killed by dogs that aren't under control.

Some of the current legislation regarding Control of Dogs in Guernsey is: