Submitted by GSPCA on 15:41, 28th Nov, 2012 | 0

We are pleased to announce that Jethou Bumblebee is doing extremely well. 

He has been on fish soup for the past few days and last night devoured his first fish all on his own.

His appetite has picked up and he is going through fish at a rate on knots.  As such the GSPCA are appealing for fish so that we can meet his very hungry belly.

The GSPCA would also like to appeal for a new chest freezer to help store all of the fish he will require to get him back to health.

Jethou Bumblebee will be at the Shelter for at least a further 3 to 4 weeks to get him to a fit weight for transportation and for his chest infection to improve.

Geoff George Ambulance Collection Officer said 'We are pleased with his progress but he really has an appetite.' 

'I've been feeding him every 4 hours from first thing in the morning until midnight every day.'

'Although Jethou Bumblebee is still not strong enough to travel to a rehabilitation centre in the UK he loves his food and we are asking for anyone that can help with fish to please get in touch.'

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said 'We have a fantastic video on youtube of Jethou Bumblebee eating his first fish on his own but we really need a good supply to keep him going and would love a new chest freezer to store the many fish we go through each month for the occasional seal, but also the many sea birds we get in to the Shelter.'  'If anyone can help then please call the Shelter on 01481 257261 or email me [email protected].'

'I would like to mention that we are hoping the chef's at the Soup Kitchen next Tuesday won't be serving seal soup but we may bring a sample for those that fancy it and ask all to spread the word of this wonderful fund raiser that benefits the GSPCA and Bridge2Sri Lanka/Haiti'

To make a donation to help seal pups like Jethou Bumblebee call the Shelter on 01481 257261 or please click here


To see the story of Jethou Bumblebee please click here or click here to see the Channelonline report


This is a video of the very first fluids that staff got into Jethou Bumblee when they got to the island to rescue him.

There are many items on the GSPCA's Wish List and you can see many of them by clicking here including a list of Amazon items which would make a difference to animals in Guernsey this Christmas.

Soup Kitchen Tuesday 4th December 2012 at the Town Church in St Peter Port, Guernsey with the GSPCA and Bridge2Sri Lanka.  To download a poster please click here.

Soup Kitchen Tuesday 4th December 2912 at the Town Church in Guernsey with the GSPCA and Bridge2Sri Lanka

Every Tuesday 10.30am - 12pm up to and including the 18th December the GSPCA are holding Coffee Mornings and a Bric-a-brac sale with GSPCA Goods and Pet Supplies.  We are also offering free microchipping each time this event is on for cats and dogs so please pop along to support the Link staff and students.

Through December staff and volunteers will be running a GSPCA stall outside Joules on the Pollet during the Late Night Christmas Shopping each Thursday in December.

From Monday 17th December the GSPCA will have a Pop Up Charity Shop in Smith Street thanks to OSA Recruitment, click here for more details

Christmas Gift Certificates on sale at the GSPCA Animal Shelter as well as many other stocking fillers - for more details please click here

Sponsored Christmas Day Polar Bear Swim - Do you fancy joining our brave swimmers? click here for more details


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