Riley one very lucky hedgehog after being caught in a cable tie – GSPCA urge everyone to help hedgehogs in Guernsey this Summer

Submitted by Steve on 11:35, 27th Jun, 2024 | 0

In the late hours of Sunday 2 hedgehogs arrived at the GSPCA.

One a juvenile who was healthy was found next to another unable to move due to a cable tie trapping the poorly hedgehog.

Both were found next to one another and were kindly brought into the GSPCA by some caring members of public where Manager Steve Byrne was on duty.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “Late on Sunday I had a call out as two hedgehogs arrived at the GSPCA.”


Dave the oiled Razorbill and Galadriel the oiled Guillemot recovering well

Submitted by Steve on 16:48, 23rd Dec, 2021 | 0

After the recent storms the GSPCA were called to help a small number of oiled birds.

Sadly Oscar Puff the Puffin didn’t survive but we are pleased to say that Dave the Razorbill and Galadriel the Guillemot are well on the road to recovery.

Dave was rescued on the 8th December on the Shingle Bank at L’Eree covered in oil and Galadriel was rescued at Grandes Rocques on the 10th December also covered in black oil.

After treatments and bathes by the GSPCA team both birds are looking great.


Advice on Feeding Hedgehogs and Wildlife without Attracting Rats

Submitted by Steve on 15:01, 25th Sep, 2020 | 0

At the GSPCA we are often asked about advice on feeding wildlife but how to not to attract rats and mice.

Hedgehogs are a hugely popular animal that many of us love to attract to our gardens as they often snack on unwanted visitors like slugs and snails.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We often get asked at the GSPCA how to deter rats while helping feed wildlife in the garden.”

“We have put together tips to help with helping hedgehogs and birds here in Guernsey while deterring or not attracting rats.”


IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Fledglings best left being raised by parents and nests must not be disturbed

Submitted by Steve on 18:48, 20th May, 2020 | 0

As a general rule, it is best to leave baby birds alone.

A baby bird has a greater chance of survival in the wild than it has being hand-reared by man as they learn to fend for themselves and how to forage for food by their parents.


First babies of 2020 born at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 11:35, 23rd Apr, 2020 | 0

Today we have seen the first birth of 2020 at the GSPCA and we are delighted to say mum is a hedgehog.

As wonderful as this news is, it marks a time where we need to take extra care when out in the garden as others may have already been born and others will be due in the coming weeks.

Last year at the GSPCA we saw the highest number of hedgehogs come into our care in our history. An amazing 618 were rescued or born at the GSPCA and we have already seen 80 since the beginning of 2020, another record number.


Cold Weather Advice to help Animals in Guernsey from the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 10:47, 12th Dec, 2017 | 0

With cold weather 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.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “With the cold snap upon us the GSPCA are concerned for wildlife, pets and other animals kept outside.”