6 weeks of intensive care at the GSPCA help save John the female Gannet

Submitted by Steve on 11:53, 2nd Apr, 2014 | 0

On Monday after 6 weeks of intensive care a gannet that was rescued by Animal Collection Officer Geoff George covered in oil and very sick was released back to the wild.

John as he was named, was rescued from St Peter Port harbour and was in such bad condition on entry that without the expertise and care of the Shelter team he would certainly have died in the wild.

The GSPCA has had one of the busiest starts to any year with the wild weather which killed thousands of seabirds and injured many more.


Event | Market Bistro Coffee supporting the GSPCA this Friday & free dog microchipping for World Stray Day in Market Square

Submitted by Steve on 11:16, 2nd Apr, 2014 | 0

On Friday the 4th April also know as World Stray Day the GSPCA will be in Market Bistro with a stall and selection of animals looking for new homes.

We are also pleased to announce that Market Bistro will be donating to the GSPCA to help animals for every coffee sold so please do pop in to support them and us.


St Martins Reception School Visit - Educating about animal care in Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 09:37, 1st Apr, 2014 | 0

Last week (Tuesday 25th) Sarah Creasey the GSPCA Education and Welfare Officer visited St Martins reception with Brodie, the Golden Retriever, and talked to them about what we do at the Shelter, how too look after your pets and the best way to meet a dog.

Education is a major part of the GSPCA’s work and something that we feel is vitally important to the future of animal welfare.


Guernsey Police Students Sponsored Walk in Animal Onesies on Good Friday - please join or sponsor them

Submitted by Steve on 17:01, 26th Mar, 2014 | 0

It is customary for each intake of probationary student officers to arrange a charity event to raise money for a charity of their choosing. Share

Open days and guided tours at the GSPCA Monday 7th April to Friday 11th April - See seals to rabbits and behind the scenes

Submitted by Steve on 12:56, 26th Mar, 2014 | 0

During the first week of the Easter term at the GSPCA we will be running a series of open days.

During the week we will have from bric-a-brac to new goods on sale as well as refreshments including hot drinks.

You will also be able to see some of the animals looking for good homes in the Event and Training Room.

We are also arranging guided tours at 10.45am and 2pm.  We are asking for a minimum donation of £5 per person and £3 per child, or £15 for a family of four.  


Sid the Cormorant back where he belongs

Submitted by Steve on 11:32, 26th Mar, 2014 | 0

On Saturday a cormorant was rescued in Talbot Valley which isn't the usual place to see these fantastic birds.

Although a little thin and weak Sid as he has been named only required a few days rest.

With the weather just right and a belly full of fish, Sid was released back to the wild yesterday by Animal Collection Officer Geoff George.

Geoff George ACO said 'Sid certainly didn't waste any time getting back to the wild.'

'We released him below Castle Cornet and he really couldn't wait to get back to where he belongs.'


GSPCA works on helping rabbits in Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 17:12, 25th Mar, 2014 | 0

Recently concerns over numbers of unwanted and stray rabbits have been highlighted in Guernsey.

From 2012 to 2013 the GSPCA has seen an increase of 104 to 129 rabbits equating to a 24% rise.

With only 8 stray rabbits in 2012 and 9 in 2013 being reclaimed by owners, the numbers of rabbits have proved a challenge at the Shelter.

Saying this, the good news is that the Shelter has expanded the number of pens to help cope with our hopping little friends.


13 is unlucky for some but in Guernsey there are 13 new Dog First Aiders

Submitted by Steve on 16:12, 24th Mar, 2014 | 0

Yesterday 13 new students were trained in Dog First Aid.

With thousands of dogs kept as pets around the Bailiwick, yesterday the GSPCA held the second session with 13 new dog first aiders who spent the morning learning their ABC for dogs to what to do if their dog had a seizure.

The group enjoyed not only learning about what to do, but also got a chance to meet Mickey a Basset Hound who is at the Shelter and made a very good model and let those taking part find the heart beat.


Event | For World Stray Day visit the GSPCA stall & animals looking for homes in Market Square | Friday 4th April

Submitted by Steve on 15:08, 7th Mar, 2014 | 0

On Friday the 4th April also know as World Stray Day the GSPCA will be in Market Square with a stall and selection of animals looking for new homes.

After spending Monday to Thursday the week running up to the Friday at the OSA Recruitment Pop Up Shop in Smith St as part of Pet Adoption Month and World Stray Day we will have animals in need of homes and posters of those at the Shelter in need.

We see and help with over 1000 stray animals in Guernsey every year and we will be highlighting the importance of microchipping and the other ways to help in loosing or finding a pet.


Training | WEA & GSPCA team up for the third Animal Care & Welfare Course | Starts Tuesday 25th March

Submitted by Steve on 08:37, 6th Mar, 2014 | 0

Due to demand the GSPCA and WEA have teamed up once more to run the third Animal Care and Welfare course at the Animal Shelter in St Andrews.

With the number of bank holidays and to give those who have a busy Monday evening we have moved this 8 week course to a Tuesday evening (breaks on the 1st and 25th April)

With limited places please book your place as soon as possible: