BREAKING NEWS - A few tables and seats become available for the GSPCA 150 year Ball on Saturday 10th February at St Pierre Park

Submitted by Steve on 13:36, 18th Jan, 2024 | 0

BREAKING NEWS - A few tables and seats become available for the GSPCA 150 year Ball on Saturday 10th February at St Pierre Park Hotel during GSPCA Purple Week

The GSPCA are celebrating 150 years since being founded in 1873 and next month we have our BIGGEST Ball in our history to celebrate.

As part of the celebrations the Ball takes place on Saturday 10th February 2024 which is our founding day and will be during the GSPCA Purple Week 2024.


Students learning all about the GSPCA at Blanchelande College during #GSPCAPurpleWeek

Submitted by Steve on 23:14, 16th Feb, 2022 | 0

The #GSPCAPurpleWeek is all about celebrating 149 years of the GSPCA.

Our mission back then remains as strong today in being –

  • To prevent cruelty to all animals
  • To rescue animals in distress
  • To provide shelter for strays
  • To foster and encourage kindness and consideration in the treatment of all animals and birds

The fourth point and embedded in all we do in caring and education and a key part of this is the next generation.


Stormy weather brings oiled birds to our shores in #GSPCAPurpleWeek

Submitted by Steve on 22:53, 16th Feb, 2022 | 0

This week has been a busy week for oiled birds due to the stormy weather.

This week despite the GSPCA celebrating 149 years and #GSPCAPurpleWeek the high winds and rough seas have caused many sick, injured and even oiled sea birds.

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WEATHER WARNING in #GSPCAPurpleWeek- With extreme weather please help care for animals of Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 23:59, 15th Feb, 2022 | 0

Once again the Bailiwick has high winds and weather that puts our animals and wildlife at risk.

Often during the winter months with the high winds and stormy weather makes it difficult for wild animals and birds to feed and rest.

With the high winds we have to ensure our pets and animals kept outside are safe and secure.

Once again GSPCA are asking those that live around and visit our coast to please watch out for injured animals in need as well as seal pups which can get separated from their mothers at this time of year especially when we see bad weather.


UPDATE on Dave the winter duckling #GSPCAPurpleWeek

Submitted by Steve on 16:33, 18th Feb, 2021 | 0

It is rare to see ducklings at this time of year in Guernsey but on the 12th February Dave the duckling was found as an orphan in a St Sampsons garden.

Beckie Bailey GSPCA Animal Care Assistant said “Dave is growing up very quickly, so today we are going to up grade his ‘pond’, which basically means Dave will have a slightly bigger bowl) in his ICU.”

“The donated towel seems to be very relevant to Dave’s surprise of a bigger pond, he will be a swimming pro soon!!.”


Record breaking year for hedgehogs and Intensive Care Unit Appeal #GSPCAPurpleWeek

Submitted by Steve on 16:07, 18th Feb, 2021 | 0

2019 the GSPCA saw a record breaking 618 hedgehogs come through the doors and 2020 was even bigger with an amazing 729 hedgehogs.

Despite lockdown the GSPCA has been incredibly busy and especially with 25 hedgehogs in since 1st January with 141 currently in our care.

Due to the huge numbers and many extremely sick hedgehogs we are in desperate need of additional Intensive Care Units which cost £600 each, but really help save lives.

As we celebrate 148 years this week with our #GSPCAPurpleWeek could you help us help hedgehogs in Guernsey.


Sadly through #GSPCAPurpleWeek Pigeon Paramyxovirus continues to kill pigeons in Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 16:10, 16th Feb, 2021 | 0

The GSPCA continues to help growing numbers of pigeons with Pigeon Paramyxovirus.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “Since the 1st January the GSPCA can sadly confirm that Pigeon Paramyxovirus has killed over 100 pigeons in Guernsey and numbers continue to grow.”

“Every day and night the GSPCA are called out to very sick and injured pigeons and due to the terrible effects of the disease there is less than a one in ten chance we can help save those we are called out to.”


Wet weather advice from the GSPCA Animal Welfare Manager during a wet and cold #GSPCAPurpleWeek

Submitted by Steve on 15:23, 16th Feb, 2021 | 0

While many have been supporting #GSPCAPurpleWeek Lorna Chadwick GSPCA Animal Welfare Manager has been investigating a number of calls in regards animals left out in the wet weather. She is sharing this advice for animal owners and those with concerns –



Submitted by Steve on 14:12, 12th Feb, 2021 | 0

At the GSPCA we see many animals caught in all sorts of discarded rubbish and with the compulsory use of facemasks from Saturday and the increasing numbers being seen thrown on the floor in Guernsey the GSPCA are urging the public to:


Happy #GSPCAPurpleWeek from Ellie the seal pups first dip

Submitted by Steve on 12:08, 12th Feb, 2021 | 0

This week Ellie the seal pup enjoyed her first dip.

Ellie has now joined seal pups Joey and Titan in our rehab pools as she is strong and well enough to do so.

We are really pleased to report that Joey is eating well on his own and Titan and Ellie are learning what to do and putting on weight daily.

Can you donate or even sponsor them to help support our vital work and support us celebrating #GSPCAPurpleWeek