GSPCA works on helping rabbits in Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 17:12, 25th Mar, 2014 | 0

Recently concerns over numbers of unwanted and stray rabbits have been highlighted in Guernsey.

From 2012 to 2013 the GSPCA has seen an increase of 104 to 129 rabbits equating to a 24% rise.

With only 8 stray rabbits in 2012 and 9 in 2013 being reclaimed by owners, the numbers of rabbits have proved a challenge at the Shelter.

Saying this, the good news is that the Shelter has expanded the number of pens to help cope with our hopping little friends.


See animals in need - Open Day and Evenings this week at the GSPCA - Pop along for a coffee & check out the goods on sale

Submitted by GSPCA on 15:19, 30th Sep, 2013 | 0

The GSPCA is currently inundated with animals in need of new homes.

With World Animal Day on the 4th October we are giving Islanders a chance to view many of the animals in need by having open days and evenings at the GSPCA Animal Shelter on Tuesday the 1st and Wednesday 2nd October between 11am and 8pm and on Thursday 3rd October between 11am until 4pm.


Thank you to all that supported the Reservoir Sponsored Dog Walk with Sidney's Events

Submitted by GSPCA on 16:38, 23rd Sep, 2013 | 0

The GSPCA would like to thank everyone that turned out for the Reservoir Sponsored Dog Walk yesterday with Sidney's Events.

Nearly 30 dogs and walkers arrived at Rue des Anvilles car park to walk the 3 miles of pathes around the Reservoir.

Some in fancy dress and all with smiles, the group of walkers with tiny dogs like Jack Russels and Pugs to German Shepherds and Red Setters all had a lovely walk, with beautiful scenery, enjoying each others company whilst raising funds to help animals in Guernsey.


Help Us Find Animals New Homes - Late Night Viewing of Animals at the GSPCA 1st & 2nd October

Submitted by GSPCA on 11:08, 20th Sep, 2013 | 0

The GSPCA is currently inundated with animals in need of new homes.

If anyone is looking for a new pet then many of them can be seen on our website and we are open for viewing for those interested in adopting 11am to 4pm Monday to Saturday.


A rabbit is not just for Easter

Submitted by GSPCA on 17:14, 19th Mar, 2013 | 0

Every year as the weather warms and Easter arrives some parents think of rabbits as an a pet for their child.

The GSPCA this March want to send the message that a rabbit isn't just for Easter!!!

Over the last 18 months the GSPCA has had more stray and unwanted rabbits than the previous 5 years.

Many rabbits are bought on impulse and are housed in small hutches at the end of the garden with no exercise and the child often forgets the poor pet that is left for the parents to care for.


Spring has arrived early at the GSPCA Animal Shelter

Submitted by GSPCA on 14:54, 29th Jan, 2013 | 0

Despite the recent snow and inclement weather the GSPCA are already seeing signs of Spring.

From guinea pigs to pregnant cats there has already been birth's at the Shelter and yesterday we received our first chicks of 2013.

Buck and Trout two young pigeons which were rescued from a work site are now being hand fed by staff and volunteers at the GSPCA Animal ShBaby Jusse a baby guinea pig at the GSPCA Animal Shelter in Guernseyelter.


Taking care of your pets with the cold weather coming

Submitted by GSPCA on 14:09, 12th Jan, 2013 | 0

With cold weather coming and potential sleet and snow on the way the GSPCA want pet owners 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 low temperatures.

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

Do you have a pond?

If you have a pond, make sure you check it every day for ice, as toxic gases can build up in the water of a frozen pond. These can kill fish or frogs that are hibernating at the bottom.


Rabbit Awareness Week - 15th -22nd September

Submitted by GSPCA on 09:38, 13th Sep, 2012 | 0

In the last year the GSPCA has had more rabbits come in stray, unwanted and for rehoming than any of the staff can remember.

From Saturday the GSPCA will have a rabbit display at the front of the Shelter to educate about the needs of rabbits and the fact that a hutch is not enough.

Last month saw a dramatic change in the way rabbits are kept at the Animal Shelter and these large runs are currently both on display and for sale at the GSPCA for only £185.

The GSPCA currently has a selection of rabbits that need a home and these can be seen on our website please just -


Bunny Hop Hill makes for happy bunnies at the GSPCA Animal Shelter

Submitted by GSPCA on 08:14, 29th Aug, 2012 | 0

Earlier this year a very kind lady made a fantastic donation that has enabled us to improve the many rabbits lives whilst they are at the GSPCA Animal Shelter.

In the last year the Animal Shelter has had to help rehome dozens of rabbits with the Christmas period proving to be a time where the shelter has had more rabbits in our care than anyone could ever recall.

Thankfully many of these rabbits are now in loving caring homes but for those that are at the Shelter we are always looking to help improve their stay.


Rabbits about to have a much better life thanks to a very kind lady and KPMG volunteers

Submitted by GSPCA on 11:22, 2nd Aug, 2012 | 0

Watch this space for some very exciting news……..

After a very kind donation of £2000 the GSPCA Animal Shelter will soon havi it’s very own rabbit village.

Volunteers from KPMG have given two days of work time to come along to the GSPCA Shelter in St Andrews to help give some extra protection to 15 large rabbit hutches before they are built.

The £2000 has meant the Shelter could purchase a number of very large outdoor enclosures to give the many rabbits as well as a few other residents a much better quality of life whilst they are waiting for new homes.