What clever Guernsey cows - Stray cows hand themselves into the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 21:52, 15th Apr, 2024 | 0

Every day the GSPCA help lost and stray animals.

With the larger farm animals we are called out to help everything from escaped horses to sheep in the road, cows in gardens to pigs out and about and many more.

Mostly escaped farm or large animals lose are from fences coming down especially in windy weather or gates being left open.

This weekend though the GSPCA had a herd of cows hand themselves into the GSPCA.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We are very blessed to have very clever animals here in Guernsey.”


Please help the owners of Bertie the grey Schnauzer in the North of Guernsey find his way home

Submitted by Steve on 12:35, 11th Nov, 2014 | 0

On Saturday near the Vale Primary School around 6pm a 7 year old grey Schnauzer rescue dog called Bertie was scared by bonfire displays and escaped from his back garden.

The GSPCA have been in contact with his owners Clive and Lynn McMinn who are desperately searching for Bertie.

They have been receiving reports from all parts of the community and there is now a facebook site dedicated to helping find him - https://www.facebook.com/HelpFindBertie?fref=ts


Missing a tortoise?

Submitted by GSPCA on 09:18, 15th Jul, 2013 | 0

Currently the GSPCA have 4 stray tortoise.

Last year we saw a total of nine stray tortoise and this year it looks like even more may be escaping and visiting the GSPCA.

If you have lost your tortoise or any animal please contact the GSPCA to log it with the Shelter on 01481 257261.

If you have lost or found any animal we have a web page full of hints and tips.  To visit it please


Was your tortoise too quick for you?

Submitted by GSPCA on 13:20, 13th May, 2013 | 0

With over 9 stray tortoise handed in to the GSPCA last year and 20 reported lost this is the first of 2013 to be handed into the GSPCA Animal Shelter.

The GSPCA receive all sorts of animals, reptiles and birds as strays and this tortoise is just one of the more unusual that we see.

We are still looking for the owner of the Bearded Dragon that staff have called Sorrento that was found in Collings Road last week and this hard shelled reptile was found in the Torteval area and if you have lost your tortoise then please get in touch.


Friendly stray rabbit found in St Martins last night

Submitted by GSPCA on 09:25, 5th Mar, 2013 | 0

Last night the GSPCA was called out to collect a stray rabbit.

Found in St Martins, the very friendly black with a little white, female adult lop eared rabbit was rescued after being found roaming the area.

Safe and sound at the GSPCA we are appealing for anyone that might have lost their hoppy little friend.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said 'She appears very friendly and very healthy so it is likely she has escaped out of someones garden as there will be many out in this lovely weather.'

'We get many stray rabbits in and care for over 100 every year.'


Thank you to all that helped find the stray huskys owner

Submitted by GSPCA on 10:23, 6th Feb, 2013 | 0

The GSPCA would like to thank everyone that helped sharing and retweeting the appeal for the owner of this lost husky that came in on Saturday.

We are pleased to announce that he is now back home and we really appreciate everyone's help.

The GSPCA would like to remind all dog owners that all dogs should have a collar and tag with the owners details and that we microchip dogs and cats for only £4.99 at the Shelter.


GSPCA appeal for information for a stray husky found near La Mare de Carteret Secondary School on Saturday

Submitted by GSPCA on 11:46, 5th Feb, 2013 | 0

We are pleased to say this dog is now back with his owner.

The GSPCA are appealing for the owner of a stray dog.

On Saturday the GSPCA were called out to collect a stray dog that was found near La Mare de Carteret Secondary School.

The male, black and white husky was found with no collar and no microchip.

The GSPCA rescue and care for 150 to 200 stray dogs every year in Guernsey but it is rare for them to be at the Shelter for a single night and in the last year there have only been two dogs that have been in for two nights.


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 -


Microchip Special Offer - Only £4.99 from 1st March until World Stray Animal Day, 4th April 2012

Submitted by GSPCA on 13:31, 29th Mar, 2012 | 0

The GSPCA and Guernsey Animal Aid receive dozens of stray animals every month.  Some have collars with owners details and some are returned to owners that have left us information looking for their lost pet.  Thankfully many are Microchipped so after scanning them we can quickly get them back to their owners, but not enough!