UPDATE Aurore the Jersey seal pup sheds his white coat

Submitted by Steve on 22:45, 11th Nov, 2021 | 0

Aurore was rescued in Jersey on the 23rd October by British Divers Marine Life Rescue after the poorly pup was reported to the JSPCA who passed on the details to the specialist rescue team.


Last day of 2020 sees the GSPCA rescue Titan the seal pup

Submitted by Steve on 16:09, 4th Jan, 2021 | 0

New Years Eve saw the GSPCA team called out to the Fairy Ring to check out a possible seal pup in need.

GSPCA team members Geoff George and Beckie Bailey headed out to find a very under weight and weak.

To donate to the seal pups and animals in our care please visit https://giving.gg/donate/event/5876/GSPCA-Coronavirus-Emergency-Appeal


Ellie the Jersey poorly seal pup arrives at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 15:26, 22nd Dec, 2020 | 0

Yesterday an exhausted newborn grey pup was recued by BDMLR Jersey from Plemont beach.

They thank Ellie & family for calling it into the JSPCA out of hours driver who alerted them.

The pup was seen flailing around at sea with surfers in huge swell and came onto the beach exhausted.

The temporary white coat is not waterproof and pups this young should remain on land if possible until they moult this coat.

Sadly it is likely this pup was washed away from mum with the huge swell and if it had continued to float around at sea it would have eventually drowned.


GSPCA welcome and host JSPCA team members

Submitted by Steve on 16:03, 3rd Aug, 2018 | 0

On Friday 20th July the GSPCA team welcomed three of the team from Guernsey’s larger sister island Jersey from their animal welfare charity.

JSPCA staff Lucinda, Babs and Kari were greeted at Guernsey airport in the early hours by GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne who spent the day talking to the visitors and showing them the work, projects and plans for the future for the GSPCA.

The staff from Jersey got to meet members of the GSPCA team from volunteers to staff, work experience to trustees and had a through behind the scenes tour.


JSPCA come to visit the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 11:18, 4th Jul, 2018 | 0

Last Tuesday Barbara Keywood from the JSPCA popped in to say hello and have a tour of the Shelter.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager greeted Barbara last week to show the member of staff from the JSPCA the work we do and plans for the future.

Barbara Keywood said “Thank you so much for the tour on Tuesday, it was amazing looking around and chatting to you.”

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “It was lovely to chat to and show around Barbara from the JSPCA last week.”


Sami the seal pup continues with her hungry appetite - see how you can help her care at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 12:11, 18th Feb, 2017 | 0

Sami the seal pup continues to improve at the GSPCA.

Sami was rescued on a beach in Jersey just after Christmas starving and unwell.

If she hadn’t have been rescued by the JSPCA and BDMLR volunteers she would have certainly perished.

Nearly two months on from her rescue we are pleased to report she is growing stronger each day and eating at least 20 to 30 mackerel and herring.

The team are extremely pleased with her progress at the GSPCA but she is some months off being strong enough and of a healthy weight to be released back to the wild.


Sami the seal pup eating on her own at the GSPCA - could you help donate to feed her fish and the other animals in our care

Submitted by Steve on 15:27, 6th Jan, 2017 | 0

We are pleased to announce that Sami the seal pup rescued in jersey between Christmas and New Years has started eating fish all on her own.

She is extremely thin so it will take months before she is strong enough to release to the wild and it would be wonderful if you could help donate to her care to help towards the fish she will need as well as help the hundreds of other animals in our care.

We will of course keep you up to date with her progress.


Jersey Grey Seal Pup Update at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 16:14, 3rd Jan, 2017 | 0

Last week a grey seal pup was rescued in Jersey by the JSPCA and BDMLR (British Divers Marine Life Rescue) which was transported to Guernsey and is now in the care of the GSPCA.

To see the full story of the rescue please visit - http://gspca.org.gg/blog/jersey-grey-seal-pup-rescued-jspca-bdmlr-now-gspca-thanks-blue-islands


Jersey Grey Seal Pup rescued by the JSPCA & BDMLR now at the GSPCA thanks to Blue Islands

Submitted by Steve on 13:20, 29th Dec, 2016 | 0

A grey seal pup was found stranded at the high tide mark on Tuesday 27th December at Bonne Nuit Bay.  The JSPCA, who were initially called by a dog walker that morning, made a call for the BDMLR (British Divers Marine Life Rescue) to come and assess the pup.

Donna de Gruchy (British Divers Marine Life Rescue, Channel Isles coordinator) said “The pup was found to be a Grey seal (common on our offshore reefs), with a moulted coat indicating the pup would now be weaned from its mother."


Channel Island NGOs call on Island Governments to help prevent further mass seabird deaths

Submitted by GSPCA on 12:33, 24th Apr, 2013 | 0

In an unprecedented joint letter Channel Island Wildlife and Welfare organisations are calling on politicians representing the environment in the 3 main islands to lobby the UK parliament to help prevent future catastrophic discharges of the chemical polyisobutene (PIB).