Today is Reptile Awareness Day - many musk turtles in need of homes at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 07:26, 21st Oct, 2020 | 0

Habitat loss and the threat of extinction are significant concerns in the world of reptilian life.

Reptile Day promotes awareness of all things reptilian, encouraging learning about different types of reptiles, their natural environments and ecological challenges.

At the GSPCA we rescue, reunite, rehabilitate and rehome reptiles of all descriptions and in recent years seen more reptiles come into our care than ever before.

From snakes to turtles, lizards to turtles we have a wide range in our care and in need of new homes.


Billy No Mates the flying turtle needs a new home on International Turtle Day

Submitted by Steve on 09:44, 23rd May, 2019 | 0

Today is International Turtle Day and we have helped many turtles at the GSPCA including those that have been flown to Gran Canaria like Olivia the Loggerhead Turtle that was rescued in 2016 and Murtle the Green Turtle that was rescued over a decade ago.

One of the luckiest and most unusual stories of a turtle we have ever had at the GSPCA is that of ‘Billy No Mates’ as he’s been named.

Billy No Mates was rescued in a very unusual manner back in early March this year.


First animals dumped at the GSPCA in over a decade

Submitted by Steve on 20:28, 10th Apr, 2019 | 0

On Sunday afternoon the GSPCA team were shocked to find two musk turtles dumped at the Animal Shelter in St Andrews.

Every day the GSPCA helps animals in need and for those owners that need to part with their pets no matter the circumstances we are here to assist them.

On Sunday afternoon Senior Animal Care Assistant Yvonne Chauvel was carrying out her duties caring for the many animals in her department when she came across the two musk turtles abandoned at the GSPCA.


Happy #WorldTurtleDay - Can you help Sprout, Pudding and Cracker find a home & remembering Olivia

Submitted by Steve on 09:42, 23rd May, 2018 | 0

Today is World Tuirtle Day and we think back to those we have helped and those looking for homes.

Every year the GSPCA helps turtles but two years ago we helped rescue Olivia the loggerhead turtle that was found in Guernsey on Vazon on a cold winter morning very close to death.

After months of care and a lot of help by many islanders, businesses, the States and so many more she was flown to Gran Canaria to be released back to the wild.

Her story featured on the Dodo website and received over 1.4 million views in a matter of days.


Turtles settle into their new home

Submitted by Steve on 15:14, 29th May, 2015 | 0

We are pleased to announce that the goldfish and musk turtles that were found abandoned in a green tank in direct sun light are now in a new home.

The young musk turtles are now living in a fantastic enclosure at Elizabeth College and the goldfish are living with GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne and his family.

The fish Kip and Kevin and turtles Helene and Dick were lucky to survive and the team at the GSPCA are overjoyed that they are now in good homes.


Fish and turtles now clean not green

Submitted by Steve on 20:14, 21st May, 2015 | 0

On Saturday a member of the GSPCA were called out to rescue two turtles and two goldfish which were found outside in a very dirty tank.

When Geoff George Animal Collection Officer rescued the fish and turtles he had to quickly try and find a location with appropriate tanks to help temporarily house them whilst facilities were arranged at the Animal Shelter in St Andrews.

Thankfully staff at the Friquet Garden Centre in Castel offered their services where all four were transported to place them in suitable conditions.