Only two days for dogs to enjoy some beaches and horse restrictions due to come in before the Summer

Submitted by Steve on 07:42, 28th Apr, 2023 | 0

We are very lucky that most of Guernsey's beaches are dog friendly during the summer months.  Saying this dogs are banned between 1st May and 30th September on the following –


Petit Bot


Vazon (Northern end)


Port Soif



Dogs are not permitted on Lihou Island and Lihou causeway all year round.


Do you know how to claim gift aid on charity donations in Guernsey over £500 with the upper limit recently increased in 2021

Submitted by Steve on 17:53, 22nd Mar, 2021 | 0

In September 2009 the States of Guernsey agreed to change the way in which tax relief was given in respect of donations to Guernsey Registered Charities (GRC).

Previously income tax relief was only available to individuals who made payments under an irrevocable Deed of Covenant in favour of a Guernsey Registered Charity for a period in excess of 3 years; no relief was available to Guernsey resident individuals in respect of noncovenanted donations to Guernsey charities.

In summary, the system up to 2020 works as follows:


States of Guernsey New guidance for travelling to EU countries with pets from 1 Jan 2021

Submitted by Steve on 11:36, 21st Dec, 2020 | 0

From 1 January 2021 onwards, the UK and Channel Islands will have Part 2 listed status under the EU Pet Travel Scheme, meaning that people travelling from the Bailiwick of Guernsey with their pets and assistance dogs will need to follow new requirements in order to travel to the EU.


Huge thanks to Deputy Gavin St Pier who took time out for a tour at the GSPCA and find out about our challenges

Submitted by Steve on 13:13, 26th Oct, 2020 | 0

Earlier this month Candidates from the 2020 Election visited the GSPCA and over the 5 days we welcomed 23 of the 118 Candidates who kindly took time as part of their Campaign to visit us here in St Andrews.

Today we had the pleasure of showing Deputy Gavin St Pier around the GSPCA where Manager Steve Byrne show cased our work, introduced many of the team and explained the challenges we faced


Covid-19 and Pets and livestock guidance and importation into Guernsey and precautions at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 15:15, 14th Oct, 2020 | 0

At the GSPCA we are having to work very carefully in relation to Covid-19 as our work includes stray dogs from households that are carrying out their isolation time, animals being brought into Guernsey from both the UK and further afield, not mention our work at the borders.

We are often getting questions about animals and the rules here in Guernsey, especially in relation to transporting animals into Guernsey.


GSPCA Meet the Candidates at the Environment Hustings and open invite to them to learn more about animal welfare challenges

Submitted by Steve on 13:43, 24th Sep, 2020 | 0

On the 8th September the GSPCA were invited along to the Environment Hustings to talk to the Candidates standing in the 2020 Election.

Steve Byrne GSPCA attended the event that took place at Les Cotils.

As it was the Environment Hustings the topics discussed were focused on the theme, but the GSPCA daily face a huge range of challenges. Some of these discussed included –


States of Guernsey Strategy for Nature display and their staff answering questions Thursday 13th August 5pm to 830pm

Submitted by Steve on 16:45, 12th Aug, 2020 | 0

Anyone interested in the Strategy for Nature there is currently a display at Beau Sejour and tomorrow between 5pm and 830pm they will also be staff on hand to answer any questions.

To find out more please visit the States of Guernsey website by going to


Details of UK Pet Cat Confirmed with Covid-19 and States of Guernsey advice on travelling with cats and other pets

Submitted by Steve on 14:33, 29th Jul, 2020 | 0

The first pet cat in the UK has been confirmed to have the Coronavirus this week.  Although this is the first confirmed case of an animal infection with the Coronavirus strain in the UK, there is no evidence to suggest that the animal was involved in transmission of the disease to its owners or that pets or other domestic animals are able to transmit the virus to people. 


States of Guernsey Coronavirus advice for Animal Businesses, Pet and Livestock Owners

Submitted by Steve on 12:09, 22nd May, 2020 | 0

As we work through the phases of Coronavirus the GSPCA continues to have heightened bio-security and social distancing in place.

Recently the States of Guernsey issued the following advice for pet and livestock owners -

‘Please take a moment to check the website for the most up to date version of our pets and livestock guidance.

We have improved the guidance for professional dog walking, grooming, visiting the vet, what to do if you are self isolating and much more....


Reminder for dog owners annual beach restrictions return on 1st May

Submitted by Steve on 14:31, 1st May, 2019 | 0

Dog owners are being reminded that from the 1st May to the 30th September inclusive, restrictions return on seven Guernsey beaches:   Fermain, Petit Bot, L’Erée, Vazon, Cobo, Port Soif, L’Ancresse/Pembroke.  Herm’s Shell Beach, Belvoir Bay, Fisherman’s Beach, and the area of beach in front of the White House Hotel to the Herm Harbour Jetty are also out of bounds to dogs.