GSPCA Purple Month – CSR at the GSPCA huge thanks to Northern Trust

Submitted by Steve on 17:44, 28th Feb, 2023 | 0

Last year the Northern Trust spent two days volunteering at the GSPCA.

On the 15th July 3 Northern Trust staff arrived at 9am to be greeted by Tim Pellett the GSPCA Training and Community Officer and at the North Show 3 further staff ehelped Steve Byrne and Lorna Prince on our stall.

Tim Pellett GSPCA Community and Training Officer said “Last year we welcomed 3 staff from Northern Trust who were fantastic volunteers helping around site from planting bulbs to caring for our Memorial Garden.”


Earl the Quail celebrating #GSPCAPurpleWeek needs a loving new home

Submitted by Steve on 17:59, 17th Feb, 2022 | 0

Earl the Quail has been helping us to celebrate #GSPCAPurpleWeek

He is a wonderful male Japanese Quail but we would love to find him anew home despite being one of our longest ever residents as he arrived as a stray in January 2019.

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Thank you Sarah for the awesome cakes to celebrate #GSPCAPurpleWeek

Submitted by Steve on 17:47, 17th Feb, 2022 | 0

All this week the GSPCA and islanders have been celebrating 149 years during our #GSPCAPurpleWeek

One of our amazing volunteers has been making delicious cupcakes for the team and help raise funds which included gluten free options.

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Purple flowers sprouting at the GSPCA Animal Shelter in #GSPCAPurpleWeek

Submitted by Steve on 17:36, 17th Feb, 2022 | 0

All this week the GSPCA and islanders have been celebrating 149 years during our #GSPCAPurpleWeek

Even the flowers are celebrating as bulbs on site bloom in purple.

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Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “Its been a fantastic week celebrating 149 years of the GSPCA with our #GSPCAPurpleWeek.”


Students learning all about the GSPCA at Blanchelande College during #GSPCAPurpleWeek

Submitted by Steve on 23:14, 16th Feb, 2022 | 0

The #GSPCAPurpleWeek is all about celebrating 149 years of the GSPCA.

Our mission back then remains as strong today in being –

  • To prevent cruelty to all animals
  • To rescue animals in distress
  • To provide shelter for strays
  • To foster and encourage kindness and consideration in the treatment of all animals and birds

The fourth point and embedded in all we do in caring and education and a key part of this is the next generation.


Stormy weather brings oiled birds to our shores in #GSPCAPurpleWeek

Submitted by Steve on 22:53, 16th Feb, 2022 | 0

This week has been a busy week for oiled birds due to the stormy weather.

This week despite the GSPCA celebrating 149 years and #GSPCAPurpleWeek the high winds and rough seas have caused many sick, injured and even oiled sea birds.

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WEATHER WARNING in #GSPCAPurpleWeek- With extreme weather please help care for animals of Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 23:59, 15th Feb, 2022 | 0

Once again the Bailiwick has high winds and weather that puts our animals and wildlife at risk.

Often during the winter months with the high winds and stormy weather makes it difficult for wild animals and birds to feed and rest.

With the high winds we have to ensure our pets and animals kept outside are safe and secure.

Once again GSPCA are asking those that live around and visit our coast to please watch out for injured animals in need as well as seal pups which can get separated from their mothers at this time of year especially when we see bad weather.


Stow away gecko furthest travelled hitch hiker arrives in #GSPCAPurpleWeek

Submitted by Steve on 23:43, 15th Feb, 2022 | 0

On Sunday morning the GSPCA received a very unusual little arrival.

For 149 years we have been helping animals and some from far further than our shores.

In 2020 just before the first lock down an Indian gecko arrived having stowed away in a bag from India who was named Mr Patel and went into a new home after following quarantine procedures.

On Sunday we had an arrival that travelled even further. A family on their return to Guernsey while unpacking discovered a tiny little Pacific gecko who had journeyed well over 8000km.


Today we celebrate 149 years please donate and support #GSPCAPurpleWeek

Submitted by Steve on 11:02, 14th Feb, 2022 | 0

On 11th February, 1873, a meeting was convened in the rooms of the Societe Guernesiaise “for the purpose of considering the expediency of establishing in the Island a Societe for the suppression of Cruelty to Animals” and the Dean of Guernsey was called to the Chair. The Patron of the Society was His Excellency Lt. General Froome.

A Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was thus established on the 14th February 1873 and became known as the GSPCA.


#GSPCAPurpleWeek Celebrate with us 149 years – Huge thanks to the staff at MJ Hudson

Submitted by Steve on 12:49, 12th Feb, 2022 | 0

The GSPCA would like to say a huge thanks to the staff at MJ Hudson who had a very impressive cake sale in aid of the GSPCA.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “What a fantastic cake sale staff at MJ Hudson held recently in aid of us at the GSPCA.”

“The cake looked amazing and they raised an incredible £190.”