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.


Hedgehog Release - if you see a GSPCA Hedgehog please let us know

Submitted by GSPCA on 15:13, 22nd May, 2012 | 0

The GSPCA is about to release it’s first hedgehogs of 2012 this evening and we are asking if you spot one to please let us know.

The Shelter has had up to 70 hedgehogs at any one time and many are now healthy and heavy enough to be released back into the wild.

The first four that are going have been acclimatising in our soft release pens that were recently built over the last couple of weeks.  The Shelter has been waiting for the right weather conditions to let this first group go.


Thank you to Guernsey Gas Ltd.

Submitted by GSPCA on 13:21, 13th Feb, 2012 | 0

As the New Year came and the Wildlife Unit filling with animals nearly every day, the hot water demand has been at full tilt for cleaning the many cages and feed bowls.

The boilers in this building being over 20 years old decided that they could cope no more and failed in January leaving the staff boiling kettles whilst we tried to figure out what to do.


Did you miss the GSPCA on Countryfile last week? Watch us again on iplayer.

Submitted by GSPCA on 13:04, 8th Feb, 2012 | 0

Last weekend the GSPCA and Guernsey were featured on BBC Countryfile.

If you missed the show you still have 5 weeks left to watch the programme on BBC Iplayer.  To watch it go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01bpqs4

The Shelter staff enjoyed working with the film crew and production team.  The GSPCA were very proud showing them the work we do for Guernsey’s wildlife and facilities we have.


Wildlife Advice With The Windy Start To 2012

Submitted by GSPCA on 20:19, 4th Jan, 2012 | 1

The start of 2012 has already brought the Animal Shelter a number of sick and injured animals & birds from around the island but with the continuation of the windy weather we are asking everyone to keep a good look out.

The bad weather means it is difficult for hedgehogs and birds to feed normally and the young seal pups can easily be separated from their mothers.


Intensive care units will save lives

Submitted by GSPCA on 22:09, 14th Dec, 2011 | 1

The Animal Shelter is now at the fore front of animal rescue and rehabilitation. 

After two very large donations the GSPCA have been able to purchase 3 small and 5 large intensive care units worth over £3000.


Guernsey Hedgehog Rescue sadly closes it's doors

Submitted by GSPCA on 15:18, 10th Nov, 2011 | 0

The Guernsey Hedgehog Rescue Centre was officially set up as a charity at the beginning of 2005. The centre at Penrose Farm has been taking in hedgehogs since 2001 and has helped thousands of hedgehogs in Guernsey since this time.  Sadly Guernsey Hedgehog Rescue led by Dawn Robin and her team of volunteers are having to close it’s doors.

Fortunately Dawn is not disheartened with the outlook of hedgehogs and their future in Guernsey as the GSPCA have been working hard improving the facilities of their wildlife unit over the past few months.


Harry the hoglet off to Guernsey Hedgehog Rescue Centre

Submitted by GSPCA on 09:48, 9th Sep, 2011 | 0

Harry the hoglet is happy and well this morning and is already off on a little adventure.  After a night in the care of the GSPCA Steve Byrne, GSPCA Manager has spoken to Dawn at Guernsey Hedgehog Rescue Centre who has agreed to take the little hoglet into their care.

The GSPCA take in all sorts of wildlife but the Hedgehog Centre has over a hundred hedgehogs and Harry will need to learn to grow up with little friends.  Steve after speaking to Dawn this morning has arranged for transportation so Harry can be taken in by Dawn and her fantastic team of volunteers. Share

Harry the baby hoglet

Submitted by GSPCA on 19:53, 8th Sep, 2011 | 0

This evening a baby hedgehog was found all on its own by a kind passer by who discovered it with no mum in sight.  The poor little thing was found wet, cold and hungry and is now in our care. 

Now named Harry, the little hoglet is all tucked up warm with a comfy bed, plenty of food and will remain with us until old and healthy enough to be released.