Another Casualty From Torrey Canyon

Submitted by GSPCA on 10:52, 22nd Feb, 2012 | 0

Last night we had yet another casualty from the Torrey Canyon.  We first received the call on Sunday but unable to get to contain the bird until last night the poor Great Crested Grebe has had to endure several nights covered in oil.

Yesterday Animal Collection Officer Geoff George managed to catch Adele as we’ve now named her and she will receive a number of bathes and hopefully some luck to survive before we can look to release her.

These birds are winter visitors to Guernsey and can be found in small numbers around our coast this time of year.

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Gary the Gannet caught in fishing line

Submitted by GSPCA on 10:52, 22nd Feb, 2012 | 1

Every year the GSPCA rescue and rehabilitate sick and injured wildlife from discarded rubbish and litter.  This morning we had an adult Gannet brought in tangled in fishing line. Found by kind States workers in Petit Bot the bird would have certainly died if they hadn’t rescued it.

Currently being freed from its bonds this poor bird was tangled from head to toe. Gary as he’s been named once free will be checked over fed and we will ensure he is tip top before release and we are hopeful for a good recovery.

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Donate A Dog Bed Or Heat Pad

Submitted by GSPCA on 20:34, 16th Feb, 2012 | 0

Donate A Kennel ProofGuernsey dogs needing beds at the GSPCA Animal  Shelter Dog Bed For Our Welfare Dogs

At the GSPCA we always need your help.  There are many ways that you can support us and this is yet another.

We have signed up to a website that you can buy a dog bed online for the Animal Shelter.

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Thank you to Guernsey Gas Ltd.

Submitted by GSPCA on 13:21, 13th Feb, 2012 | 0

As the New Year came and the Wildlife Unit filling with animals nearly every day, the hot water demand has been at full tilt for cleaning the many cages and feed bowls.

The boilers in this building being over 20 years old decided that they could cope no more and failed in January leaving the staff boiling kettles whilst we tried to figure out what to do.

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Please help our animals in this cold weather

Submitted by GSPCA on 16:23, 8th Feb, 2012 | 0

With the cold weather the GSPCA are appealing for help towards electric heat pads for the animals in our care.

 

We have a variety of species from cats to hedgehogs all in need of items to keep them warm in this cold snap.  Although we have enough to manage at present we are appealing for donations so that we can purchase additional heaters in case we have more sick, injured or abandoned animals brought in this winter and what will no doubt be a busy time when the fledgling season starts.

 

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Did you miss the GSPCA on Countryfile last week? Watch us again on iplayer.

Submitted by GSPCA on 13:04, 8th Feb, 2012 | 0

Last weekend the GSPCA and Guernsey were featured on BBC Countryfile.

If you missed the show you still have 5 weeks left to watch the programme on BBC Iplayer.  To watch it go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01bpqs4

The Shelter staff enjoyed working with the film crew and production team.  The GSPCA were very proud showing them the work we do for Guernsey’s wildlife and facilities we have.

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GSPCA Supports The Bird Garden Bird Watch

Submitted by GSPCA on 12:31, 26th Jan, 2012 | 0

This weekend the GSPCA is supporting the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch.

We too would like to encourage people to go out and see what birds are in the gardens of Guernsey.  For more details go to the RSPB website –

http://www.rspb.org.uk/community/wildlife/b/notesonnature/archive/2012/01/06/this-weekend-prepare-for-your-birdwatch.aspx

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Razy the Razorbill on the mend

Submitted by GSPCA on 10:02, 25th Jan, 2012 | 0

Razy the Razorbill is doing well and on the mend. Nearly a week since he arrived he’s getting daily physio on one of our rehabilitation pools and we are hopeful he will be ready for release back to the wild soon.

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Razy the Razorbill

Submitted by GSPCA on 19:24, 20th Jan, 2012 | 0

We get all sorts of wildlife in and today we had an injured razorbill.  With the windy, wet and cold weather wild animals and birds often find it difficult to feed and Razy our razorbill is just one of those cases.

 

On a diet of fish being kept in a thermostatically controlled hospital cage Razy is doing well and we are hopeful will make a full recovery and be able to be released back to the wild very soon.

 

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Winter Advice for Guernsey's Animals and Birds

Submitted by GSPCA on 19:27, 17th Jan, 2012 | 0

With winter and cold weather with us and potential snow on the way the GSPCA want pet owners and the public 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 cold weather.

But you can also do your bit to prevent animals suffering over the cold period.

DO you have a pond?

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