Please help with the 2013 Hedgehog Survey

Submitted by GSPCA on 11:54, 20th May, 2013 | 0

It is believed that hedgehogs are on the decline and a UK hedgehog charity are asking for your help to find out if that is true.

Hedgehog Street are carrying out a hedgehog survey between the 1st February and 31st August.


Microchipping to become compulsory for dogs in England by 2016

Submitted by GSPCA on 20:57, 6th Feb, 2013 | 0

It has been announced that every dog owner in England will have to microchip their animal by April 2016 to help cut the growing number of strays.  The government says owners who refuse to comply with changes to the Animal Welfare Act face fines of up to £500.

In the UK Government figures reveal that more than 100,000 dogs are dumped, stray or lost each year, at a cost of £57m to the taxpayer and welfare charities and organisations.


Are your pets microchip details up to date?

Submitted by GSPCA on 14:52, 31st Jan, 2013 | 0

Are your pets microchip details up to date?

In the last 24 hours the GSPCA have received two dogs and a cat that all were chipped but unfortunately did not have up to date details.

The GSPCA are urging all pet owners to ensure you animals microchip details are up to date.  In this modern world with mobile phones we often change numbers and occasionally move address but without these details being kept up to date can mean your pet isn't reunited as quickly as it could be.


Free Microchipping at our Tuesday Coffee & Bric-a-brac Mornings

Submitted by GSPCA on 11:11, 3rd Dec, 2012 | 0

The GSPCA have been running coffee mornings and bric-a-brac sales at the Animal Shelter for nearly a month and as a Christmas present to pets each Tuesday between 10.30am and 12pm we are offering free microchipping to dogs and cats.

No appointment needed all the GSPCA ask for is a donation and we will ensure your dog or cat is microchipped.

Microchipping is a permanent form of identification and enables the GSPCA to reunite hundreds of animals every year but unfortunately more than 50% of strays the GSPCA has in at the Shelter have no microchip and often no collar.


World Animal Day Thursday 4th October Free Microchipping, Tours, Table Sale, Tea, Coffee & Cake between 11am & 4pm at the GSPCA

Submitted by GSPCA on 12:09, 4th Oct, 2012 | 0

Next Thursday is World Animal Day and to celebrate the Animal Shelter will be holding an open day and free microchipping at the Shelter.

From 11am to 4pm on the 4th October the Shelter will be opening the doors for members of public to pop in to shop around our animal supplies, bric-a-brac we have on sale, other donated items such as games, toys, GSPCA key rings, mugs, polo shirts, jumpers, fridge magnets, engraved animal tags and much more.

There will be a seating area where we will be selling tea, coffee and pop as well as a selection of cakes, sweets and crisps.


The GSPCA win a Avid Microchip Scanner in time for our Free Chipping Event and Open Day this Thursday

Submitted by GSPCA on 17:32, 2nd Oct, 2012 | 0

This week we have the fantastic news from Avid the microchip company used by the GSPCA Animal Shelter that we have been a winner in their quarterly competition for a state of the art microchip scanner.

The Avid Minitracker 3 scanner is one of the best on the market and will help ensure that stray animals that find their way to the Shelter can be reunited quickly to their owners.


Appeal to find the owner of an injured black male cat from St Martins

Submitted by GSPCA on 14:54, 14th Aug, 2012 | 0

The GSPCA are appealing for the owner of an injured male black cat that has recently come into our care.

Sadly the cat was injured after falling into a well in St Martins but after being rescued and brought into the Shelter it has now been taken to the vets where it is under intensive care due to its injuries .

The cat was brought in the early hours of yesterday morning.  It is a male cat estimated to be around 3 – 4 years old and is mostly black with a small white spot.  He is well muscled and very friendly despite his injuries.


Free Microchipping Event Was A Fantastic Day

Submitted by GSPCA on 11:37, 9th Aug, 2012 | 0

Shelter Staff between 10am and 2pm last Saturday were on hand to chip cats and dogs and to chat about responsible pet ownership.  No appointment was necessary and it was the first ever Welfare Road Show the GSPCA have organised and we were so pleased with the turn out

The GSPCA held the event at the car park by La Guelles Flats at La Vrangue Estate, St Peter Port where all we are asked for was a donation but with no actual charge to microchip the dogs or cats.


GSPCA Welfare Road Show free microchipping event this Saturday 4th August 2012

Submitted by GSPCA on 22:56, 31st Jul, 2012 | 0

Need your dog or cat microchipped?

On average 2 in 3 dogs and cats that come into the Shelter as a stray aren’t chipped.

A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is inserted between the shoulder blades of a cat or dog and is a permanent form of identification.

This year both the GSPCA and Animal Aid Cats slashed their prices to £4.99 to help encourage pet owners to get their pets microchipped and it is still available at this price with both charities.


Microchip Special Offer of £4.99 continues with over 100 done since the launch

Submitted by GSPCA on 08:36, 15th May, 2012 | 1

The GSPCA since the launch of our special offer of £4.99p has microchipped over 100 dogs and cats.  With nearly 1 in 2 stray cats and dogs that come into the Shelter have no form of ID the GSPCA launched an offer to try and ensure as many pets are chipped as possible.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said 'We are so pleased with the number we have chipped so far but there are tens of thousands of dogs and cats in Guernsey and if there are only half that are chipped we still have a long way to go.'

Below are some of the details, facts and figures released last month -