First GSPCA Volunteer Induction evening since February 2020 on Thursday 26th May at 630pm and Volunteering age now from 16 years

Submitted by Steve on 14:55, 6th May, 2022 | 0

After more than 2 years the GSPCA has the first Volunteer Induction Evening planned on Thursday 26th May at the GSPCA in St Andrews starting at 630pm.

The volunteer age from this induction will be from 16 years and up and we have opportunities in all parts of our activities here at the GSPCA.

The evening will start with introductions followed by an induction into our work, the opportunities and cover all aspects of health and safety to enable the new volunteers to understand the operations and what we do at the GSPCA.

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First Dog First Aid Course of 2022 at the GSPCA 11th May & more dates set

Submitted by Steve on 14:28, 6th May, 2022 | 0

On Wednesday 11th May the GSPCA will hold their first Dog First Aid Course of 2022.

Taking the course will be GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne who has over 25 years working in the field of animal rescue and with over 3000 animals through the doors every year at the GSPCA the team see cases of animal first aid on a daily basis here in Guernsey.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We recently held a Cat First Aid Course and next month we will hold our the first Dog First Aid Course of 2022.”

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Historic moment as first ever GSPCA Puffin release with Guillemot friends behind Herm thanks to Island Rib Voyages

Submitted by Steve on 16:03, 29th Apr, 2022 | 0

On the 9th February the GSPCA rescued an oiled Puffin from Lihou, also two oiled Guillemots one called Valentine on the 14th February from Fort George and Tara from Portinfer Clay Pigeon on the 12th February.

With the three birds having been fully rehabilitated a trip today was taken to the back of Herm past Shell Beach to Puffin Bay thanks to Island Rib Voyages

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GSPCA helping cats, kittens and a dog from the Irish NW SPCA find new homes in Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 13:29, 28th Apr, 2022 | 0

At the GSPCA we help 1000’s of animals every year, but we have seen a drop in numbers of dogs and cats needing our help find homes locally, although we do help them in many other ways.

In recent years we have been trying to help animals from UK and Irish SPCA animal shelters and Association of Dog and Cat Home members, but with the Covid Pandemic this has been very difficult.

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Only two days for dogs to enjoy some beaches before the Summer Restrictions

Submitted by Steve on 12:34, 28th Apr, 2022 | 0

We are very lucky that most of Guernsey's beaches are dog friendly during the summer months.  Saying this dogs are banned between 1st May and 30th September on the following –

Fermain

Petit Bot

L'Erée

Vazon (Northern end)

Cobo

Port Soif

L'Ancresse

Pembroke

Dogs are not permitted on Lihou Island and Lihou causeway all year round.

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With Spring in full swing Baby Bird Advice from the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 16:02, 26th Apr, 2022 | 0

At the GSPCA we are extremely busy with the daily arrival Spring baby birds needing hand rearing that have been found or rescued.

Baby birds are always where possible best left in the wild to be rehabilitated by their parents.

Yvonne Chauvel GSPCA Animal Care Supervisor said “With the mild weather and start of Spring we are fast filling with baby birds.”

“We’ve had a lot of ducking, baby doves, robin chick, young blackbirds and a variety of others.”

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Dog First Aid Course at the GSPCA 11th May & more dates set

Submitted by Steve on 16:36, 11th Apr, 2022 | 0

On Wednesday 11th May the GSPCA will hold their first Dog First Aid Course of 2022.

Taking the course will be GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne who has over 25 years working in the field of animal rescue and with over 3000 animals through the doors every year at the GSPCA the team see cases of animal first aid on a daily basis here in Guernsey.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We recently held a Cat First Aid Course and next month we will hold our the first Dog First Aid Course of 2022.”

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VACANCIES – GSPCA Weekend Part Time Animal Care, Casual Animal Care and Casual Receptionist Posts

Submitted by Steve on 16:21, 11th Apr, 2022 | 0

The GSPCA couldn’t achieve so much without our dedicated trained staff and we currently recruiting for staff, especially for those available during weekends and bank holidays.

It is preferable if applicants have a driving licence, but not necessarily essential at this time.

To download an application pack for the Part Time Animal Care, Casual Animal Care and Casual Receptionist Posts please click here http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/application_ACA_pack_April%202022%20.pdf

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Pedro the puffin recovering well and less than half the Puffins left for the 2023 Puffin Parade

Submitted by Steve on 16:01, 11th Apr, 2022 | 0

On Wednesday 9th February an oiled puffin was rescued on Lihou.

The very poorly bird called Pedro continues to do well at the GSPCA.

The GSPCA are currently fund raising for a new Wildlife Hospital and to buy a brick or support this build go to – http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/exciting-news-gspca-relaunch-wildlife-hospital-appeal-can-you-help-future-bailiwicks-wildlife

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Volunteering at the GSPCA - caring for animals, walking dogs, gardening, fund raising, helping on reception, at the charity shop

Submitted by Steve on 15:18, 11th Apr, 2022 | 0

At the GSPCA we continue to operate a cautious approach, but we are again recruiting volunteers that are 18 or older.

There are many opportunities to help our 24/7 work and for those interested please complete a volunteer application form and send it to stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg

To download an application form please click here 

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