Winter Advice for Guernsey's Animals and Birds

Submitted by GSPCA on 19:27, 17th Jan, 2012 | 0

With winter and cold weather with us and potential snow on the way the GSPCA want pet owners and the public to consider all the animals of Guernsey. During a cold snap the GSPCA are on full alert, ready to deal with a variety of animals affected by the cold weather.

But you can also do your bit to prevent animals suffering over the cold period.

DO you have a pond?


Visitors enjoyed the tours around the GSPCA Animal Shelter

Submitted by GSPCA on 18:07, 16th Jan, 2012 | 0

This weekend we welcomed Islanders to our first of the two planned guided tour events.  The sun was shining and the three tours were received extremely well.

The visitors were walked around the Shelter being shown the facilities and getting close to the 200 resident animals and birds.

The tour started in the newly refurbished wildlife unit and went to each of the Shelters departments meeting staff and volunteers whilst finding out what we do and our plans for the future.


BBC Countryfile film with the GSPCA

Submitted by GSPCA on 10:30, 13th Jan, 2012 | 1

Yesterday the GSPCA welcomed the BBC Countryfile team.

We can’t say much as we want to keep what happens as a surprise for the programme.  What you will see is Ellie Harrison the BBC presenter following our Animal Collection Officer Geoff George as well as scenes at the Animal Shelter Wildlife Unit with our new Animal Care Assistants Eddie Higgins and Annie Janes.

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.


Gert the duck asks how many friends are with me this evening?

Submitted by GSPCA on 19:39, 8th Sep, 2011 | 2

Hi Gert the duck here saying hello and hope you've been enjoying all of this wet weather.  My friends and I have really been enjoying it.  In fact there have been puddles that have been so deep we've been able to swim all over the animal shelter.  But don't worry everybody else that wants to be warm and dry the staff are looking after.

I hope you like the picture of me and my friends?  Have a look and see how many are with me and fill in your answers in the comments box below.