GSPCA seal pups Jethou Bumblebee and Hanois spotted back at Jethou yesterday afternoon

Submitted by GSPCA on 12:21, 15th May, 2013 | 0

Nearly a month to the day since the grey seal pups Jethou Bumblebee and Hanois were released by the GSPCA back into local waters we are pleased to announce that the residents of Jethou spotted them back in the bay where they were released yesterday afternoon.


Autumn and Winter Hedgehog Advice

Submitted by GSPCA on 13:02, 9th Oct, 2012 | 0

In Guernsey one of our largest land mammals is the hedgehog and this is the time of year which is crucial for them before they go into hibernation. 

For keen gardeners encouraging hedgehogs into your garden can help control the snail and slug population as well as other insect life.

To attract hedgehogs to your garden you can try providing hedgehog homes, both natural man-made such as placing a piece of board against a pile of bricks to form a type of bivouac.  Alternatively if you pop to the Animal Shelter we have a selection on sale which are purpose built.


Seal Advice for the Bailiwick with the bad weather from the GSPCA

Submitted by GSPCA on 09:30, 5th Oct, 2012 | 0

Every Autumn the shores of the Bailiwick see Grey Seal pups being born and the GSPCA are issuing advice today on what to do especially with the rough weather that is due.

If anyone see's a pup with or without a mum we really do appreciate a call so that we are aware of its location and condition but here is some advice.

A healthy pup looks like a big, stuffed maggot without a neck. However, a thin pup looks sleek (but not bony) and has a visible neck, like a healthy dog.


A wonderful happy ending for two very lucky birds - Olive and Barrus back in the wild

Submitted by GSPCA on 14:07, 2nd Oct, 2012 | 0

We are pleased to announce that this weekend two wonderful birds were released back into the wild.

Olive a young kestrel who was rescued from Torrey Canyon covered in oil has finally got her new feathers through and back to full health after 12 weeks of rehabilitation at the GSPCA Animal Shelter so was able to be released back into the wild. 

Shelter staff Yvonne Chauvel and Eddie Higgins had the privilege to release her this weekend and were over joyed to do so.


Swimmer the Manx Shearwater on the road to recovery to hopefully continue the winter journey to South America soon

Submitted by GSPCA on 12:39, 20th Sep, 2012 | 0

This GSPCA had a call on Saturday to help a bird in need.

Often mistaken for penguins this Manx Shearwater was spotted in St Sampsons harbor in distress.

An ambulance driver was dispatched to the scene and was forced to enter the water to catch this very ill little bird.

The caller thought the poor bird was caught in fish netting but during the rescue it became apparent that the Shearwater was very lethargic and thin.

Ambulance Driver and Animal Care Assistant Eddie Higgins managed to rescue the bird that Shelter staff have named Swimmer.