Submitted by Steve on 12:55, 10th Feb, 2021 | 0

#GSPCAPurpleWeek is a time to celebrate the long history of the Animal Shelter and the work of the GSPCA.

The GSPCA week starts Friday 12th February and celebrations will carry on until the 19th with our anniversary being Valentines Day the 14th February.

148 years ago some kind islanders came together as they realised that cruelty to animals was an issue and started the islands charity to prevent cruelty to animals, promote kindness and educate.

Nearly a century and a half later the GSPCA with its HQ in St Andrews works 24/7 365 days a year helping thousands of animals through its doors and many more out on the roads, advising owners and our education work.

Since the pandemic started the GSPCA has continued its vital work and we need your support now more than ever due to the difficult times.

As we are in lockdown and social distancing applies there are still many ways you could raise funds and promote our work during #GSPCAPurpleWeek and here are just a few ideas –


Donate to our #GSPCACoronavirusCrisisAppeal by calling  01481 257261, by post to GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey GY6 8UD or online

Sponsored Event

Why not create your own sponsored event or challenge -

For lots more ideas why not visit our fundraising page

Wish List

Check out our wish list page from the smallest of items to our biggest of projects there are many ways to support us -

To visit our Amazon Wish list to see some of the items we need to help the wildlife please visit -

Become a sponsor and GSPCA member

Why become an Angel Pen Pal Sponsor and support our work each month please visit -

To become a Corporate Angel Pen Pal form for your business to sponsor animals in our care each year please click here  

Share our posts and share your purple pictures

Many of you will have seen us on social media and your support liking and sharing our posts is really appreciated, and to visit our social media pages please go to





We’d love to see your purple themes pictures with your animals on our social media for #GSPCAPurpleWeek

Put up a poster

To download a poster to help promote #GSPCAPurpleWeek please click here 

Subscribe to our Supporters Newsletter

To subscribe to our supporters newsletter and find out about upcoming events and news please go to

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “This weekend the GSPCA celebrates 148 years of history.”

“Each year to mark our anniversary we hold our #GSPCAPurpleWeek and this year we see our first ever in lockdown.”

“With few fund raisers and next to no boarding due to lockdown the GSPCA income has been hit hard and we need your support now more than ever.”

“There are many ways you can help support our vital 24/7 work and donate or raise funds for the hundreds of animals in our care.”

“With over 130 hedgehogs, 3 seal pups, dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, fish, reptiles and many birds we help over 3000 animals through the doors every year.”

“With so many animals in our care we would love you to join our sponsor scheme to help us each month.”

“Just a couple of pounds each month can make a massive difference in helping the animals in our care and to find out more please go to .”

“We have been working hard not only to care for the many animals and carry out our rescue work, but also reviewing our strategy.”

“Here is some information for those not familiar with what we are trying to achieve and we couldn’t do this without your support and we really hope you will join in with #GSPCAPurpleWeek.”

GSPCA Mission Statement


  • To prevent cruelty to all animals
  • To rescue animals in distress
  • To provide shelter for strays
  • To foster and encourage kindness and consideration in the treatment of all animals and birds


GSPCA Objectives

The aims and objectives of The Society are to support animals and animal welfare in Guernsey.

They include but are not limited to;

i) To prevent cruelty to animals in Guernsey,

ii) To rescue animals in distress,

iii) To foster and encourage by promotional/educational/other means the principle of kindness and consideration in the treatment of all animals, whether domestic or wild,

iv) To provide a temporary home for stray or injured animals,

v) To provide a shelter for animals in need,

vi) To cooperate with kindred and other organisations,

vii) To do all such other things as the Society may deem incidental or conducive to the attainment of the Society’s overall purpose in pursuance of these aims,

viii) The Society shall employ all means necessary to denounce acts of neglect and cruelty.

GSPCA Vision Statement

A community where animals are free from abuse, neglect and abandonment and where people care for and support domestic and wild animals, by working together and learning to ensure a future of compassionate care towards all animals.

GSPCA Values

GSPCA is committed to being CARING:              

    • Collaborative – sharing knowledge for excellence and working with our community
    • Active – strive to provide a 24/7 service to ensure we do the best we can for animals and our community. Having a proactive approach tackling issues, facilitating solutions
    • Respectful – of animals and people
    • Inclusive – together for animals and our community
    • Nurturing – nurturing the animals in our care and through our education work to improve a world for all
    • Grateful – grateful to those that support our work, kind towards one another and promoting a caring organization

GSPCA Strategic Aims

Strategic Aim 1 – Animal Welfare

‘To continually raise and improve standards of animal welfare for those in our care and to all animals’

Strategic Aim 2 -Team, Membership & Community Support

‘To encourage GSPCA membership and it’s support network. To include volunteers, supporters, referrals, current members to help us raise our profile in the local community utilising media and other means to achieve our aims and objectives.’

Strategic Aim 3 – Partnership & Networks

‘Working within our community and with other like minded organisations’

‘To create a strong network of professionals and experts to assist us in working towards our aims and objectives’

‘Develop and further enhance ways of working together.’

‘To ensure our interactions are strong, effective, supportive and enjoyable’

Strategic Aim 4 – Finance & Sustainability

‘To develop funding streams and a finance strategy which ensure the GSPCA remains sustainable whilst achieving it’s aims and objectives’

‘To identify projects and continually develop and review a business plan to ensure our future’

Strategic Aim 5 – Communication, Education & Awareness

‘To reach out to our local communities; educate, inform and engage. Garnering support for our work, raising awareness and promoting and tackling animal welfare issues’

‘To be recognised and acknowledged as the go to animal welfare organisation that can provide a voice for animals, to be an advocate for animal welfare, impart sector knowledge, information and advice to government, the public, the media and others’

‘To maximise communication channels, ensuring information and knowledge is accurately and ethically shared with our community’

Strategic Aim 6 – Legal & Constitutional

 ‘Ensure we remain complainant with all legal processes and procedures to uphold and maintain our aims and objectives’



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 

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 -



Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options