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?


Visitors enjoyed the tours around the GSPCA Animal Shelter

Submitted by GSPCA on 18:07, 16th Jan, 2012 | 0

This weekend we welcomed Islanders to our first of the two planned guided tour events.  The sun was shining and the three tours were received extremely well.

The visitors were walked around the Shelter being shown the facilities and getting close to the 200 resident animals and birds.

The tour started in the newly refurbished wildlife unit and went to each of the Shelters departments meeting staff and volunteers whilst finding out what we do and our plans for the future.


BBC Countryfile film with the GSPCA

Submitted by GSPCA on 10:30, 13th Jan, 2012 | 1

Yesterday the GSPCA welcomed the BBC Countryfile team.

We can’t say much as we want to keep what happens as a surprise for the programme.  What you will see is Ellie Harrison the BBC presenter following our Animal Collection Officer Geoff George as well as scenes at the Animal Shelter Wildlife Unit with our new Animal Care Assistants Eddie Higgins and Annie Janes.

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.


Wildlife Advice With The Windy Start To 2012

Submitted by GSPCA on 20:19, 4th Jan, 2012 | 1

The start of 2012 has already brought the Animal Shelter a number of sick and injured animals & birds from around the island but with the continuation of the windy weather we are asking everyone to keep a good look out.

The bad weather means it is difficult for hedgehogs and birds to feed normally and the young seal pups can easily be separated from their mothers.


Intensive care units will save lives

Submitted by GSPCA on 22:09, 14th Dec, 2011 | 1

The Animal Shelter is now at the fore front of animal rescue and rehabilitation. 

After two very large donations the GSPCA have been able to purchase 3 small and 5 large intensive care units worth over £3000.


Gert tells all it's World Kindness Day this Sunday

Submitted by GSPCA on 18:09, 11th Nov, 2011 | 0

Quack Quack,

Well I wanted to let everyone know that World Kindness Day is this Sunday 13th November. It was introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement and is observed in many countries, including Canada, Japan, Australia, Nigeria and United Arab Emirates.


Gert's favourite day is today - feed the birds day - pop in our shop for yours

Submitted by GSPCA on 10:40, 29th Oct, 2011 | 0

Quack quack quack

Did you know it is a quacktastic day today?  It is the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Feed the Birds Day.  This has to be my quacking best day of the year

Its a special day for me and my feathered friends where you help birds and other garden wildlife through the winter by feeding us.


Feed the Birds Day takes place on Saturday 29 October 2011

Submitted by GSPCA on 17:25, 26th Oct, 2011 | 2

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Feed the Birds Day takes place on Saturday 29 October 2011. 

This special day reminds us about all the things we can do to help birds and other garden wildlife through the winter.

Birds really need your help as the clocks go back and the nights draw in. This year the GSPCA would like to encourage everyone to ‘Come Dine with the Birds’ and host your own wildlife garden party.


Gulls nearly fit for release

Submitted by GSPCA on 17:03, 10th Oct, 2011 | 0

After more than 4 weeks and over 50 gulls affected that we know the first group of gulls will soon be released.  The GSPCA has been very busy with very sick gulls with what we believe has been an outbreak of botchilism.

Over the last 4 weeks we had over 40 reports of gulls that had died or were too weak to make it after being brought in to our care.  But 12 of the gulls, mostly herring but one black backed are nearly complete with their rehabilitation. 


World Animal Day - 4th October 2011

Submitted by GSPCA on 11:49, 3rd Oct, 2011 | 0

World Animal Day is celebrated each year on October 4. It started in Florence, Italy in 1931 at a convention of ecologists. On this day, animal life in all its forms is celebrated, and special events are planned on locations all over the globe. 4 October was originally chosen for World Animal Day because it is the feast day of Francis of Assisi, a nature lover and patron saint of animals and the environment. Share