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.

We got in touch with Guernsey Gas Limited who came along to the Shelter to look what we needed.  After looking at the facilities we were informed that we required a new boiler which would be quite expensive.  Thankfully Guernsey Gas Ltd were kind enough to donate and fit one for free.

This has now been fitted and means that once again we have hot running water in our Wildlife and Oiled Bird Unit.

Steve Byrne, GSPCA Manager said ‘We are so grateful to Guernsey Gas Ltd.’ ‘It was a real struggle for the staff when they had to boil kettles but now thanks to Guernsey Gas Ltd. the staff are able to ensure that they can wash the cages and utensils for our wildlife like Hank the hedgehog who is one of over 40 wild animals and birds we have in this unit.’ ‘It also means that we can wash the many oiled birds that come into the Shelter like Razy the razorbill who came in a few weeks ago.’

The Shelter is still appealing for donations so that we can purchase additional heat pads which are used to care for the welfare and sick animals that come into the Shelter as well as needing additional rescue equipment for the GSPCA Ambulance.

To see some of the other items on the GSPCA wish list please go to -  


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