Happy New Year, thank you for your support and 2013 is a BIG year for the GSPCA

Submitted by GSPCA on 14:20, 31st Dec, 2012 | 0

The GSPCA would like to wish one and all a very Happy New Year for 2013 and we hope everyone has had a nice Christmas.

Please remember your pets and animals tonight on this eventful evening when many celebrate until the early hours of the morning bringing in the New Year.

For advice on caring for pets during periods with fireworks please click here.


GSPCA staff and volunteers take the plunge for the Christmas Day Polar Bear Swim 2012

Submitted by GSPCA on 12:13, 29th Dec, 2012 | 0

This Christmas Day GSPCA staff and supporters took time out of their festive day to take the plunge in the icy waters dressed as Polar Bears.

The GSPCA must thank Guernsey Swimming Club for letting us join in their day which they arrange every year.

Here is a short video of some of the brave dippers




New Year New Start - How to volunteer for the GSPCA Animal Shelter in 2013

Submitted by GSPCA on 12:08, 28th Dec, 2012 | 0

New Year New Start, are you looking to make a New Years resolution?

The GSPCA are always looking for volunteers to help at the Shelter in a variety of roles. Volunteers helping raise funds for the GSPCA Animal Shelter Guernsey


Cranberry the lucky Christmas turkey

Submitted by GSPCA on 12:14, 27th Dec, 2012 | 0

This Christmas another turkey decided to skip the Christmas table by escaping.

On Christmas Eve Cranberry joined the team at the GSPCA Animal Shelter after being found straying in L'Ancresse.

This is the third year in a row the GSPCA has had stray turkeys brought in to the Shelter and if you are missing any animal then the GSPCA would urge you to get in touch as we have had a number of strays in over the festive period.

Yvonne Chauvel Senior Animal Care Assistant said 'We really can't believe it!'


Unwanted Christmas Gifts? We're still in Smith Street until the 31st

Submitted by GSPCA on 10:30, 27th Dec, 2012 | 0

The GSPCA hope everyone received everything they wanted at Christmas but if you didn't why not drop your unwanted gifts off at the GSPCA Pop Up Shop in Smith Street below OSA Recruitment and pick up a bargain while you are there.

With everything from bric-a-brac to pet supplies Helen Holmes and volunteers will be manning the shop until the end of the year to help raise funds for the GSPCA and animals in Guernsey.

Helen Holmes Shop Manager said 'If you're out and about shopping in the sales why not call in and drop off any unwanted gifts.'


Merry Christmas from all at the GSPCA and advice on how to keep your pets safe over the festive season

Submitted by GSPCA on 12:17, 24th Dec, 2012 | 0

Christmas is a wonderful time of year – but not always for your pets!

Every year the GSPCA has reported incidents of pets putting their safety at risk.

Here are some tips from the GSPCA to keep your pets safe. Please keep them away from -

Alcoholic beverages

Chocolate (highly toxic to pets)


Mouldy or spoiled foods (please ensure all waste is disposed of and stored safely away from your pets)


Chicken or Turkey bones (as they can splinter)


How much is that doggie in the window? It's not, but please pop along to our Pop Up Shop from Monday

Submitted by GSPCA on 11:14, 14th Dec, 2012 | 0

Only a weekend to go and the GSPCA will be opening the doors in Smith Street to our Pop Up Charity Shop all thanks to OSA Recruitment.

This Sunday staff and volunteers will be setting up from 12pm to get ready for the official opening on Monday morning.

Helen Holmes from the Shelter will open the shop doors at 9am and volunteers will help man the shop 9am until 5.30pm for shoppers to pick up a wonderful selection of pet products, GSPCA goods and bric-a-brac.


Hedgehog haven for the lucky ones, but what do you do if you see a hedgehog at this time of year?

Submitted by GSPCA on 20:13, 11th Dec, 2012 | 0

Last night the GSPCA had a young hedgehog that if had been left to fend for himself he surely wouldn't of made it through the winter.

Hedgehogs would normally be hibernating at this time of year, but due to the mild Autumn and late litters of hoglets many hedgehogs are still awake and many not large enough to sleep through the winter.


GSPCA opening times and rehoming over Christmas and the New Year

Submitted by GSPCA on 12:48, 7th Dec, 2012 | 0

Below is a list of opening times for the GSPCA.

Please remember that in the case of an emergency, sick, injured or stray animal(s) please call 01481 257261 and choose the 24 hour emergency option.

The GSPCA officially stop rehoming on the 15th December until the 2nd January but some animals may be suitable during these periods. The GSPCA do not believe in pets as presents and each home is looked at individually as is the pet.

Blessing the lucky Christmas Robin at the GSPCA Animal Shelter

Submitted by GSPCA on 17:25, 5th Dec, 2012 | 0

This is one lucky Christmas Robin!

Now named Blessing this little robin has been brought into the GSPCA after being attacked by a cat.

Blessing is in a hospital cage and we are hopeful for him to pull through and to be back in the wild before Christmas.

Hundreds of birds are brought into the GSPCA every year after cat attacks and we would urge owners of cats to use safety collars with bells to help give our feathered friends a chance.