Submitted by Steve on 19:11, 30th Sep, 2020 | 0

Each morning this week Candidates from the 2020 Election are visiting the GSPCA.

On Monday Yves Le Normand, Craig Bougord and Simon de la Mare had a tour of the GSPCA with Manager Steve Byrne and Training and Community Officer Tim Pellett and Tuesday was the turn of Steve Falla and Sian Jones.

Today saw the largest group of 7 which included Simon Fairclough, Garry Collins, Charles Parkinson, Sarah Breton, Neil Cave, Sam Haskins and Ivan Rihoy.

The seven Candidates had the chance to see behind the scenes and learn of the work of the GSPCA as well as our challenges and those faced investigating animal cruelty, neglect and other animal related offences.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “Today was the third day of Candidates visiting the GSPCA and the largest group.”

“Each morning we have invited them to attend the GSPCA to hear not only about our 24/7 but the daily challenges we face and those we face in the current climate of Covid-19 and we have two more large groups to go on Thursday and Friday.”

“Today we welcomed Simon Fairclough, Garry Collins, Charles Parkinson, Sarah Breton, Neil Cave, Sam Haskins and Ivan Rihoy and we really enjoyed showing them around and talking about the current Animal Welfare 2012 Ordinance and those areas still yet to be enacted as well as some key challenges we face from reuniting animals with no identification to those risks nesting and roosting wild animals can and do face from builders and gardeners.”

“It has been interesting to read the views of the Candidates about the questions posed to them especially in regards compulsory microchipping and DNA dog faeces testing.”

You can see the answers here -

“We look forward welcoming the fourth of five groups tomorrow and any Candidate not yet replied please do call us on 01481 257261 or email us on [email protected] to book in on a group tour.”

To see the original write up and more on some of the challenges we have been highlighting please visit

In line with States of Guernsey advice please DO NOT visit the GSPCA if have been outside of the Bailiwick of Guernsey in line with their advice or have any symptoms of Coronavirus and we continue visits to the Shelter for only essential reasons and to please call us on 01481 257261 or email [email protected] before your trip to see if we can help without you coming to the Shelter. For the latest information and advice please visit

The GSPCA continues with all essential services and we plane to phase other services back into operation and to find out more please visit -

With huge challenges on our resources and a drop in income from boarding and donations please help us help animals in Guernsey with our #GSPCACoronavirusCrisisAppeal by donating online via -

During these difficult times help us help animals in need. From donating to Sponsoring a Pen, Buying a Brick for the much needed Wildlife Hospital to our Amazon and main page Wish List, holding a mufti day to a sponsored Christmas dip, here are some of the ways you could help give animals joy.

For volunteering information please visit or call 257261

To find out more on talks and our education work please email [email protected] or call 01481 257261



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