What to do if you see Ducklings in Guernsey

Submitted by GSPCA on 14:20, 12th Jul, 2013 | 0

It’s that time of year when the Shelter becomes the temporary home to lots of lost and abandoned ducklings who for one reason or another have found themselves separated from their mother and the rest of their brood.

 This may be for a variety of reasons such as: 

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Lucky stray Budgie survives a Bird of Prey attack. Have you lost your Budgie?

Submitted by GSPCA on 12:52, 2nd Jul, 2013 | 0

Last Thursday 'Tomcat' as he's been named had a very close escape.

Having escaped from his home Tomcat was spotted after being dropped by a Bird of Prey who nearly had him as a meal.

Fortunately the lucky Budgie that was found at Ronez Quarry was rushed to the GSPCA and is recovering well.

Tomcat is under treatment in an intensive care unit and we are appealing for the owner to come back.

Tomcat is a male Opaline Spangle Light Blue adult Budgerigar and if you have lost yours please get in touch on 01481 257261 or pop in to the Shelter in St Andrews.

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Businesses supporting the GSPCA - Thank you to BDO Limited

Submitted by GSPCA on 10:40, 2nd Jul, 2013 | 0

The GSPCA would like to officially thank BDO Limited for their Charitable Trust donation which has enabled us to erect additional aviaries that will assist in the rehabilitation and release of the many sick, injured and orphaned birds that arrive at the Animal Shelter every month.

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Roy Cochrane Presents "Guernsey Changes" a colour slide and chat show at Les Cotils Saturday 20th July

Submitted by GSPCA on 11:39, 1st Jul, 2013 | 0

On Saturday the 20th July 2013 Roy Cochrane Presents "Guernsey Changes".

A Colour Slide and Chat Show at Les Cotils

Tickets are £6.50 each and include afternoon tea.

There is a raffle on the day and proceeds from the day will be donated to the GSPCA.

The talk starts at 2.30pm and those going are asked to arrive at 2pm.

To book your tickets please call Roy on 01481 722772 or mobile 07781446205.

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WEA and the GSPCA team up for the first time to run a course called 'An Introduction to Animal Care and Welfare'

Submitted by GSPCA on 09:53, 1st Jul, 2013 | 0

This September for the first time WEA is teaming-up with the GSPCA to provide a comprehensive course that not only provides essential information for pet care but tackles the wider issues of wild animal welfare in Guernsey.

The course subjects include:

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First microchipped Hedgehogs in Guernsey - Please help monitor Hedgehogs in Guernsey

Submitted by GSPCA on 12:22, 27th Jun, 2013 | 0

Yesterday the GSPCA microchipped the first Hedgehogs in Guernsey.

Scatters then Bonnie were the first two Hedgehogs to be chipped at the Shelter and the first to be know to be chipped in the Channel Islands.

The GSPCA have been using paint and plastic tags to help with monitoring the hogs released from the Shelter but these as with many methods fall and run off.

The GSPCA deal with hundreds of Hedgehogs every year and with declining numbers in the UK the Animal Shelter want to know if a Hedgehog returns to the Shelter that we can accurately tell this is the case.

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By staying silent you can help raise funds for the GSPCA - Thank you to Rebecca Johns

Submitted by GSPCA on 12:25, 26th Jun, 2013 | 0

The GSPCA would like to thank Rebecca Johns who popped into the Shelter yesterday with a fantastic donation of £157 which she has raised through a sponsored silence.

Rebecca downloaded a sponsor form from the GSPCA website and printed it off with help from her boyfriend and managed not to say a word during the event on the 9th June.

When Rebecca popped in yesterday GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne said a huge thanks and Rebecca also got to meet and hold for the first time a baby ferret which was found as a stray and is now called Finley.

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Family Carboot Sale at Specsavers Car Park 2-4pm Sunday 21st July with Insurance Corporation

Submitted by GSPCA on 09:44, 26th Jun, 2013 | 0

On Sunday the 21st July between 2 and 4pm staff from the Insurance Corporation are running a Family Carboot Sale at Specsavers Car Park to raise funds for the GSPCA and the many animals at the Shelter.

The day will run with an animal theme and there will be plenty to do and see.

Sellers are asked to arrive from 1pm and it is £5 per car.

On the day there will be mini donuts, cakes, animal balloons, face painting and a fancy dress competition (that's humans dressed as animals).

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La Société Guernesiaise - Tuesday July 9th, 7.30pm - Frossard Theatre - “Simply Bees” “It’s Not Easy Being Green."

Submitted by GSPCA on 09:18, 26th Jun, 2013 | 0

La Société Guernesiaise - Tuesday July 9th, 7.30pm in the Frossard Theatre,  Candie - “Simply Bees”  by Brigit Strawbridge of TV series “It’s Not Easy Being Green."

Brigit will be covering the difference between honeybees, solitary bees and bumblebees, their life-cycles and different roles as pollinators, the reasons for their decline and what we can do to help.

The talk is free to Société members and £5 to non-members.

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Warning from the GSPCA – Animals and Glass

Submitted by GSPCA on 15:53, 25th Jun, 2013 | 0

The GSPCA is asking to please be mindful of broken glass after a number of cats have been reported to be injured.

Although it is not clear of the exact location of where the incidents occurred, the GSPCA are asking land owners to please ensure that broken glass is disposed safely to help wildlife and other animals.

Vets often see animals injured by glass and during the Spring and Summer months more animals are out and about and therefore at risk.

The two most recent cats reported both needed stitches but thankfully are now back to health.

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