GSPCA warns the rising cost of living is leading to an animal welfare crisis

Submitted by Steve on 22:23, 4th Sep, 2022 | 0

Animal charities are already seeing consequences of rising cost of living.

The GSPCA helps thousands of animals every year and during the last two years we have seen a huge increase in pet ownership.  Sadly in recent months we have seen a sharp increase in those wanting to part with their pets many siting that they are struggling to afford their pets.


Sadly Avian Flu deaths continue around the Bailiwick and advice on what action to take if you find a sick bird

Submitted by Steve on 21:59, 4th Sep, 2022 | 0

The GSPCA continue to be called out to birds with Avian Bird Flu sadly and the young raven we rescued sadly passed away due to the deadly disease.

If you find a sick bird, who you should contact will vary depending on the following circumstances:


INJURED COMMON DOLHIN Please report sightings & please do not approach

Submitted by Steve on 15:17, 2nd Sep, 2022 | 0

Just after 12pm today the GSPCA arrived at Guernsey harbour to an injured common dolphin accompanied by a smaller likely younger animal.

John Knight GSPCA President and local vet with a wealth of experience with exotic animals and marine mammals joined GSPCA Head of Marine Mammals Geoff George but by that time the animals had made their way out to open water.

The poorly animal seemed to have an injury to its tail or back area and was swimming with what looked like an uncomfortable posture.


Are you entering the GSPCA Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday Animal Olympics next week?

Submitted by Steve on 14:50, 2nd Sep, 2022 | 0

As part or our 11th Seafront Sunday we are inviting you to join in our Animal Olympic Obstacle course, with a chance to win GSPCA goodie bags full of prizes. 

So how do you take part?

Meet our team at the Crown Pier arena at 1.30pm, pop a small donation in our charity bucket and choose which animal costume to wear during your attempt to BEE the best around our fun course.


CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS we need your help from walking dogs to our Seafront Sunday on 11th September

Submitted by Steve on 17:07, 1st Sep, 2022 | 0

From this weekend to next we are extremely busy at the GSPCA and we are calling any of our amazing volunteers with any time to help.

From helping with our busy ambulance service to walking dogs, our full cattery to our packed rabbit and small animal department, over 100 hedgehogs to over 30 reptiles, gardening to helping on reception.


Blue and Wiz the ring-necked parakeets in need of a home

Submitted by Steve on 16:36, 1st Sep, 2022 | 0

We have a real range of animals in need of homes at the GSPCA and two of them are Wiz and Blue two adult ring-necked parakeets.

Yvonne Chauvel Senior Animal Care Assistant said “From cockerels to a Caribbean hermit crab you’d be surprised the animals in need of homes at the GSPCA.”

“Two of our current parakeets in need of a home include Wiz and Blue which are two ring-necked parakeets.”

“Sadly this is the second time they’ve come into us through no fault of their own so we would love to find them that forever home.”


Only a few Puffin Parade Puffins left to sponsor as they get closer to Guernsey while real Puffins have gone to winter waters

Submitted by Steve on 14:33, 1st Sep, 2022 | 0

Autism Guernsey and the GSPCA are currently organising the Puffin Parade for 2023.

The 60 fiberglass moulds were recently completed and it is anticipated they will arrive in Guernsey towards the end of this month when they will be handed over to local artists, designers and community groups who will decorate them.

With nearly 50 already sponsored Autism Guernsey and the GSPCA are looking for the final sponsors and any artists wanting to decorate them.


With only 11 days to go, the GSPCA are busy preparing for the eleventh Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday 11th September 2022

Submitted by Steve on 11:58, 1st Sep, 2022 | 0

Despite the restrictions in the last 2 years we saw over 100 stalls at our biggest event of the year and 2022 is looking to once again be a bumper year.

We would be delighted if any stalls or buskers would like to join us to help celebrate animals in Guernsey.

To download a pitch application please click here 


Vacancies at the GSPCA – Animal Care, Receptionist, Weekend Maintenance & Ambulance Post and Casual Roles

Submitted by Steve on 12:27, 31st Aug, 2022 | 0

At the GSPCA we are extremely busy and we are currently looking for new volunteers to join the team as well as recruiting new staff.

We are currently advertising for additional staff members at the GSPCA and we are looking for the following:


FIREWORK NOTICE – North Show at Saumarez Park 950pm

Submitted by Steve on 11:22, 25th Aug, 2022 | 0

Every year we hear of firework related incidents involving animals and children. While fireworks may be exciting and pretty to look at and its fun to celebrate many celebrations with a bang, we must put our safety, the safety of our pets and the local wildlife first. 

Tonight as part of the North Show at approximately 2150hrs (950pm) at Saumarez Park in Castel there is a firework display planned so please ensure your animals are safe and prepare for the unusual sounds and sights they might be subjected too.