WEATHER WARNING FROM THE GSPCA - Hot Cars Kill Dogs & puts animals at risk

Submitted by Steve on 11:54, 15th Jul, 2021 | 0

With hot weather the GSPCA always receives calls and reports from the public that have seen dogs locked in cars, dogs being walked on hot pavements, animals in direct sunlight and we want to remind all pet owners of the real dangers to their pets.

With the warm weather and direct sunlight, dogs and other animals whether in cars or their pens are potentially in a situation where you could kill your pet if it is left, regardless of the situation.

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#BringYourDogtoWorkDay #TakeYourDogToWorkDay Friday 25th June

Submitted by Steve on 14:01, 21st Jun, 2021 | 0

All around Guernsey each year businesses and offices have had their 4 legged friends come to work and this ear Bring Your Dog To Work Day takes places today, Friday 25th June.

Having a dog in the room can make human colleagues more cooperative, reduce stress, increase job satisfaction and productivity.

When adopting a dog or any animal from the GSPCA we often ask how many hours potential owners may be at work.  Perhaps the question should actually be - are you able to take your dog to work?

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GSPCA ADVICE - WARNING Kennel Cough in Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 16:55, 11th Jun, 2021 | 0

Every Summer in Guernsey we see a rise in case of kennel cough in dogs.

This year is no different and kennel cough for those that don’t is an airway infection which causes a nasty cough in dogs. More severe cases can occasionally result in symptoms such as a high temperature or a reduced appetite.

Please call your vet for advice if you think your dog has kennel cough. Most dogs improve on their own, but some need treatment from a vet.

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WEATHER WARNING FROM THE GSPCA - Hot Cars Kill Dogs

Submitted by Steve on 11:01, 1st Jun, 2021 | 0

With the recent hot weather the GSPCA always receives calls and reports from the public that have seen dogs locked in cars, dogs being walked on hot pavements, animals in direct sunlight and we want to remind all pet owners of the real dangers to their pets.

With the warm weather and direct sunlight, dogs and other animals whether in cars or their pens are potentially in a situation where you could kill your pet if it is left, regardless of the situation.

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REWARD OFFERED FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE RETURN OF FOUR MISSING PUGS.

Submitted by Steve on 16:54, 28th May, 2021 | 0

A reward has been offered for information leading to the return of 4 pugs that have been missing from the Valnord Hill area of St Peter Port since 29 March 2021.

Three of the dogs are beige and one is black. One dog is very distinctive as due to a birth defect it only has half an ear on one side. At the time of disappearing one of the beige pugs was heavily pregnant and due to give birth any day.

Do your neighbours suddenly have more dogs than usual, or do they have a new pug. Have you been offered a pug puppy in the last 2 months Have you heard an increase in dogs barking?

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GSPCA ADVICE - Only two days left to enjoy many beaches with your dogs in Guernsey & restrictions for horse riders

Submitted by Steve on 09:32, 29th Apr, 2021 | 0

Once again we have been blessed with incredible weather during April, but sadly there are only days left on many beached that owners can take their dogs.

As usual from the 1st May until the 30th September the restrictions mean that dogs are not allowed on the following beaches between these dates –

  • Fermain
  • Petit Bot
  • L'Erée
  • Vazon (Northern end)
  • Cobo
  • Port Soif
  • L'Ancresse
  • Pembroke

Dogs are not permitted on Lihou Island and Lihou causeway all year round.

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From 1st October Dog & Horse Restrictions Lifted on Beaches in Guernsey for the next 6 months

Submitted by Steve on 18:42, 29th Sep, 2020 | 0

We are very lucky that most of Guernsey's beaches are dog friendly during the summer months.  From the 1st October the beaches where dogs are banned between 1st May and 30th September have the restrictions lifted and these are –

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Update from Harry the yorkie doing well in his new home

Submitted by Steve on 13:45, 24th Jul, 2020 | 0

We love to hear how the animals are doing which were adopted from the GSPCA and this week we hear about Harry the yorkie.

Harrys owner said “It is 9 months since we adopted Harry. He has settled in really well.”

“He has 2 or 3 walks a day, we built up gradually from short to now an hour long in the afternoon.”

“He is very affectionate, sleeps most of the night on our bed, the rest in his bed.”

“He has much improved in attitude to other dogs, with the help of a few treats!”

“We are very happy with him and he with us.”

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE GSPCA - Hot Cars Kill Dogs & hot pavements damage feet

Submitted by Steve on 07:47, 24th Jun, 2020 | 0

With yet again a stunning week in Guernsey and the warm weather the GSPCA has had a number of reports from concerned members of the public that have seen dogs locked in cars and we want to remind all pet owners of the real dangers to their pets.

The GSPCA team have already been out to many vehicles this year to reports of dogs locked inside with little or no ventilation and had further information this morning from concerned members of the public.

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No dogs at the GSPCA for the first time since WW2 but still 100’s of animals in our care

Submitted by Steve on 16:10, 24th Apr, 2020 | 0

The current lock down has caused huge challenges at the GSPCA and the team have taken a proactive approach to face the wide range of issues.

At the Animal Shelter we have 42 kennels and as of yesterday the only dog for rehoming inline with the strict social distancing guidelines was rehomed through our online adoption process.

This means we are in unprecedented times as we have no dogs at the GSPCA in kennels or foster homes.

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