GSPCA 150 year Ball in #GSPCAPurpleWeek an enormous success thanks to all involved, supported and especially our Sponsors Breton

Submitted by Steve on 00:44, 16th Feb, 2024 | 0

This weekend the GSPCA held a very special event to mark their milestone of 10 going into 151 years.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager and Ball organisor said “On Saturday 10th February 2024 over 200 islanders and visitors descended on St Pierre park Hotel for an incredible night of celebrations to mark the 150th year of the GSPCA going into the 151st year.”


#GSPCAPurpleWeek – Incredible 9th seal pup Valentine arrives on the GSPCA founding day marking 151 years helping animals

Submitted by Steve on 16:47, 14th Feb, 2024 | 0

#GSPCAPurpleWeek – Incredible 9th seal pup Valentine arrives on the GSPCA founding day marking 151 years helping animals & meaning the most seals we have had at one time

Today on Valentines Day we have been celebrating our founding day moving from our 150th into our151st year and this afternoon the 5th Guernsey poorly grey seal pup of this season was rescued from Fort Le Marchant.

Aptly named Valentine he is the 9th seal pup to come into our care this season making it the most ever seal pups we have ever had at one time.


#GSPCAPurpleWeek - Guernsey Post today launched the GSPCA 150 year Stamp collection on our founding day

Submitted by Steve on 15:50, 14th Feb, 2024 | 0

GSPCA are delighted to announce that Guernsey Post today launched the GSPCA 150 year Stamp collection.

Guernsey Post recent published ‘Guernsey Post’s philatelic bureau is delighted to release new stamps commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA). The stamps will be issued on 14 February 2024, coinciding with the culmination of the GSPCA’s year-long celebrations marking its anniversary. 


GSPCA Purple Week Volunteer Induction Evening Tuesday 13th February 2024 at 630pm

Submitted by Steve on 13:32, 12th Feb, 2024 | 0

At the GSPCA we have been helping animals around the clock for over 150 years.

We have incredible support thanks to our amazing team of volunteers and so many groups and companies that volunteer to help the GSPCA and the vast range of work we carry out 24/7.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “This week we celebrate GSPCA Purple Week and moving from 150 into 151 years and as part of the celebrations we have a Volunteer Induction Evening at 630pm on Tuesday 13th February 2024.”


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.

To make a donation you can go to


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.

To make a donation you can go to


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.


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.