40 years of the GSPCA 24 hour emergency service

Submitted by Steve on 13:04, 16th Dec, 2014 | 0

This year is the 40th year of the GSPCA 24 hour ambulance service.

The GSPCA was founded in 1873 and we have been located in St. Andrews since 1929.

Although since the early 1900's the GSPCA have had an animal ambulance service which has varied from pedacycle to horse drawn carriage, in 1974 the service officially became 24 hours 7 days a week.

1974 was the year the Committee decided to offer a 24 hour call out service to be manned by voluntary wardens.

One of the original wardens is John Bougourd who also went on to become the President of the GSPCA.