Celebrate #WorldWildlifeDay by supporting our Wildlife Hospital Appeal & Wildlife in our care

Submitted by Steve on 10:38, 3rd Mar, 2020 | 0

Today is #WorldWildlifeDay and with over 2000 wild animals through the GSPCA doors every year we need your support with our proposed new Wildlife Hospital and wildlife in our care.

It’s really easy to donate by going to www.paypal.me/DonateGSPCA   

The much needed facility is planned to replace a number of old buildings some which date back to the 1940’s.

Last year the GSPCA received initial planning for the much needed facility and we continue to fundraise for the facility and work on the plans.


Crash one of the smallest ever grey seal pups and first of the season rescued now at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 20:30, 5th Dec, 2019 | 0

Earlier today our Animal Collection Officer and GSPCA Head of Marine Mammals Geoff George was rescued a 2-3 day old Grey seal Pup from Grandes Rocques.

The very emaciated and poorly pup was nearly a quarter of the weight he should be for his age with no mother in sight.

At only 12kgs if the pup hadn’t been rescued it would have surely perished on our West Coast.

‘Crash’ as the young pup has been named is now receiving around the clock intensive care as it will need fluids and rehydration every 2 hours 24/7 to stablise it.


Its #NationalWildlifeDay and here are ways you can help the GSPCA help wildlife in Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 09:42, 4th Sep, 2019 | 0

National Wildlife Day takes place today on September 4th and encourages improved awareness of the species around us and in the broader world. 

This National Day aims to focus on endangered species, preservation, and conservation efforts around the world. Zoos, aviaries and marine sanctuaries provide a variety of ways to get involved.


An array of hedgehogs released back to the wild by the GSPCA team

Submitted by Steve on 15:25, 13th Jun, 2019 | 0

Over the last two months the GSPCA has both been extremely busy with an abundance of hedgehogs needing rescue and our care as well as those being ready to released to the wild.

Some of those being released back to the wild were hand rears from 2018 and last month one of the largest groups were released.


Maggie the very lucky oiled kestrels broken wing pinned - help donate to our much needed Wildlife Hospital

Submitted by Steve on 14:30, 1st Jun, 2019 | 0

Earlier this week a kestrel was rescued in St Martins near Magnoila Tree Café.

The very poorly bird was barely moving with her head tucked under her wing which was hanging low covered in an oily substance.

The GSPCA rushed her to Isabelle Vets who on x-raying discovered a break as well as needing specialised bathing.


Hand Rear Swallows Released Back to the Wild Thanks to the Care of the GSPCA Team

Submitted by Steve on 16:55, 6th Sep, 2018 | 0

This week 2 young Swallows were returned back to the wild.

Donald and Lucky the Second arrived at the Shelter as extremely young birds having been found at a stables in St Saviours on the 11th August.

After nearly 4 weeks of care primarily by Senior Animal Care Assistant Yvonne Chauvel and Animal Care Assistant Beckie Bailey the young birds were ready to release to the wild and on Tuesday Beckie popped in on her day off to take them back to where they belonged before what will be an epic migration.


Gareth the Gannet gets goings back in the wild after 3 weeks rehabilitation at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 20:56, 21st Sep, 2016 | 0

Earlier today Gareth the Gannet was returned back to the wild after three weeks of rehabilitation at the GSPCA.

The young bird was rescued weak and thin three weeks ago at Port Soif by Animal Collection Officer Geoff George and spent over a week in our intensive care room for large sea birds and sea mammals until he was fit enough to be placed on to one of our rehabilitation pools.

After nearly two weeks on our pools it was decided with his fitness much improved and the fair weather to release him on the north of Guernsey.


Sue the kestrel is back on Lihou after being rescued and hand reared by the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 22:01, 20th Jul, 2016 | 0

Three weeks ago a young kestrel was found and rescued on Lihou Island and brought into the GSPCA.

The young bird which was called Sue and since the 1st July the bird has been hand reared and then placed in a rehabilitation aviary.

Last week when Sue was checked over what was thought to be a she is in fact a he, and he was rung with an ID ring before his release.

In the last few days Sue was deemed fit enough to be returned to where he was found and we are pleased to announce that he was released back on Lihou earlier this week.


Baby Barn Owl Archimedes is back in the wild after 6 weeks of hand rearing

Submitted by Steve on 21:30, 20th Jul, 2016 | 0

After 6 weeks of hand rearing and rehabilitation baby Barn Owl Archimedes who was close to death on entry was returned to the wild this weekend.

The young bird was severely thin and very close to loosing his life and was found near to Candie Gardens very early in the morning in early June.

Thankfully with the skills of the team at the GSPCA and an intensive care unit the young bird survived his first week and as he improved we weaned him to eat himself and then placed in an aviary to see how he fed on his own.


Archimedes a baby Barn Owl rescued close to death last week and now eating on his own at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 23:46, 8th Jun, 2016 | 0

Last week one of the GSPCA Volunteer Night Wardens were called out to rescue a very sick, weak and starving baby barn owl in St Peter Port.

The young bird was severely thin and very close to loosing his life and was found near to Candie Gardens very early on Thursday morning.

Thankfully with the skills of the team at the GSPCA and an intensive care unit the young bird has survived his first week and today started to eat on his own.

After a period inside we plan to transfer him to an outside aviary where he will learn to fly and forage for food.