Volunteer Induction Evening Wednesday 25th November and upcoming dates for 2015/16

Submitted by Steve on 15:19, 16th Nov, 2015 | 0

We are always looking for volunteers to help at the Shelter in a variety of roles.   We currently have in excess of 600 volunteers that help in a whole host and range of ways with some helping 7 days a week to others who help once a year.Volunteers helping raise funds for the GSPCA Animal Shelter Guernsey

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New dog and cat first aiders in Guernsey with the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 13:04, 16th Nov, 2015 | 0

Over the last two Sundays we have run our cat and dog first aid courses.

Each course started just after 9.30am and involved learning about how to save a cat or a dogs life and hints and tips on what to do.

On Sunday the 9th after the cat course theory GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne took the participants over to the new multi purpose animal welfare building for a look around and some hands on with Gucci a lovely grey cat.

Yesterday during the training 'Eric' one of the Slovakian puppies made an appearance as a model and for some hands on in finding a heart beat.

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THE BIG MOVE - out with old and in to the new

Submitted by Steve on 18:27, 5th Nov, 2015 | 0

Over the past few months the GSPCA team have been preparing and getting use to the new multi purpose animal welfare building.

It has already had a baptism of extraordinary use after 25 Slovakian puppies were isolated in its facilities when they were detained in August.

Over the past few weeks the GSPCA team especially Yvonne Chauvel, Helen Sharman, Anna Paint and Kim Marsh have been preparing sections for the BIG MOVE.

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Sell out tours at the GSPCA and plans for 2016

Submitted by Steve on 16:34, 2nd Nov, 2015 | 0

Last week during half term we ran a series of guided tours that proved so popular additional tours had to be added.

Every tour was a sell out and on Thursday and Friday due to demand we doubled up with over 40 attending each day.

The groups got to see Slovakian puppies to kittens, chicks to hoglets, tortoise to bunnies and much more.

During the school breaks we run a series of guided tours at the GSPCA and we have now planned for 2016 with some special tours for the children.

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Could you 'Trick or Pet Treat' this Halloween & collect for animals at the GSPCA & safety tips

Submitted by Steve on 10:59, 28th Oct, 2015 | 0

Halloween Safety Tips for Trick or Treating
 Kids look forward to Halloween for many reasons. They like the dressing up in costumes but the mostly they like it for the candy and treats! Who wouldn't? Even some adults still like to go our trick or treating. It makes them feel young and happy again. Share

Christmas Charity Doubles Tennis Tournament In Aid of the GSPCA Monday 7th December

Submitted by Steve on 20:32, 20th Oct, 2015 | 0

Christmas Charity Doubles Tennis Tournament In Aid of the GSPCA 

When: Monday 7th December

Registration: 9:00am

Play: 9:30am – 12:30pm

Where: Guernsey Tennis Club, Longcamps  (indoors)

Cost: £10 per person for tennis. 

Draw for partners will take place on the day so no need to find a partner beforehand...just sign yourself up!

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New volunteers join the team at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 14:03, 17th Oct, 2015 | 0

On Wednesday we had 14 new faces attend the Shelter for a Volunteer Induction and to find out how they can help.

From school placements to those looking to help out for a few hours each week those attending wanted to help from on the front desk to cleaning the animals out.

The evening started at 6.30pm and GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne not only talked of the work of the Shelter, he also went through an induction so all knew how to work and help safely at the GSPCA.

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GSPCA’s multi-purpose accommodation opens with help from Sure

Submitted by Steve on 16:56, 16th Oct, 2015 | 0

The GSPCA’s latest animal accommodation has been put through a phase of testing and is now open thanks to Sure and other build partners.

Sure’s Community Foundation made a donation of £2600 to the project in order to become a build partner following an application for funds from the GSPCA.

The new building has space for over 100 animals at any one time and the pens are able to be arranged in different formations to cater for different species.

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Charity Car Boot Sale at Alliance Sunday 1st November with ACTIVE (formerly MENFUN) & the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 23:19, 8th Oct, 2015 | 0

Charity Car Boot Sale at Alliance on Sunday 1st November.

In aid of ACTIVE (formerly MENFUN) and GSPCA 

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Volunteer Induction Wednesday 14th October at 6.30pm

Submitted by Steve on 19:49, 7th Oct, 2015 | 0

Our next Volunteer Induction Evening at the GSPCA is on Wednesday 14th October at 6.30pm.

All ages are welcome, but to help on site with the animals you have to be 14 years old or over.

Yvonne Chauvel Senior Animal care Assistant said "We have a wonderful team of volunteers that help us at the GSPCA and we always love to welcome those wanting to help."

"From gardening to answering the phone there is a job to help in many different ways on and off the Animal Shelter."

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