GSPCA Tortoise get their wake up call

Submitted by Steve on 17:31, 7th Mar, 2015 | 0

On site at the GSPCA we have four resident tortoise.

Some have found their way to us having been found as strays and others have come in after their owners sadly passing away.

Yesterday the last two tortoise were woken up from their hibernation with the warm spell that is due and spring on its way.

Hilda our oldest tortoise woke up some weeks ago on the coldest day of the year and decided that her sleep was long enough. Hilda is a 61 year old spur-thighed tortoise and wouldn't go into hibernation until early December.


Winter Youngsters Safe and Sound in Guernsey but please watch out for those in need

Submitted by GSPCA on 09:10, 5th Dec, 2013 | 0

Despite the cold snap some of our wildlife and animals have continued to produce young here in Guernsey.

Only yesterday we were called to rescue two young pigeons which are now safe and warm in an Intensive Care Unit which was thanks to the Channel Island Christmas Lottery last year.

Also in the last month we have had two tortie and white kittens who have been called Sparkle and Glitter (we currently have a waiting list for homes looking for kittens) and a duckling which has been called Quack Quack.


13 stray Tortoise so far in 2013 - Currently we have 2 still at the Shelter in search of their owners

Submitted by GSPCA on 11:26, 2nd Sep, 2013 | 0

This year we have seen 13 stray tortoise and currently we have 2 at the Shelter.

All 11 that came in earlier in the year are back with their owners but Ridley as he's been named above by Shelter staff and Fabian below both came in last week.

Ridley was found in the Camp du Roi area and Fabian was found at L'Ancresse.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said 'This year we have seen more stray Tortoise than ever before.'

'If anyone has lost any pet we always urge them to report it at the Shelter as we see anywhere between 50 and sometimes over 100 stray animals every month.'


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


Please help us find the owner of this stray tortoise

Submitted by GSPCA on 14:56, 24th May, 2013 | 0

The second stray tortoise we have had in at the Shelter is still looking for her owner.

If you think that this may be your lost tortoise then please call the GSPCA on 257261 or pop into the Animal Shelter in St Andrews.

The tortoise was found in the Vale area on the 18th May and is a female Hermans adult.

If you are looking for advice on lost and found animals please click here for details.



Second stray tortoise of 2013 - Have you lost yours?

Submitted by GSPCA on 10:40, 21st May, 2013 | 0

In just two weeks we have had two stray tortoise.

Thanks to social media and the support of the local community the first was claimed within minutes of it going on facebook and the stray rabbit we featured also was claimed very quickly.

If you think that this may be your lost tortoise then please call the GSPCA on 257261 or pop into the Animal Shelter in St Andrews.

The tortoise was found in the Vale area on Saturday and is a female Hermans adult.


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.