Submitted by GSPCA on 12:03, 18th Nov, 2013 | 0

This January for the second time WEA are teaming-up with the GSPCA to provide a comprehensive course that not only provides essential information for pet care but tackles the wider issues of wild animal welfare in Guernsey.

The first course started in September and has the it's last session this evening and was a sell out so please book your place early.

Every week the classes have been interactive and full of experiences and discussions about animal care.

The course subjects include:

  • Wild animal rescue,
  • Emergency care,
  • Domestic animal first aid,
  • Animal handling and grooming,
  • Animal behaviour and psychology,
  • Nutrition and diets for animals,
  • An introduction to the GSPCA and the history of animal welfare,
  • and an Introduction to careers with animals

8 sessions Mondays 6.30 pm - 8.00 pm

GSPCA Animal Shelter Les Fiers Moutons, St. Andrew

The next course starts 13th January 2014

The cost of the course is £60 and payable to WEA

The Tutor for the course is Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager who has over 16 years experience managing RSPCA Animal Shelters, a wealth of experience from owning a large variety of his own pets, volunteering and working in a number of other animal environments, experience in working with International groups in animal care and has been with the GSPCA for nearly two years.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said 'The last 7 weeks have been fantastic and each session has been packed with questions from those attending the WEA and GSPCA Animal Care course.'

'We are looking at running a number of day training sessions ourselves next year but for those interested in joining the course please visit the WEA website for more details.'

'I'd like to thank all those that have attended this course and it will be sad that it is the last of this groups evenings tonight.'

'I must also add a thank you to those from WEA that have helped us put on the course.'

For more details please click here.

We are looking at holding a number of other Animal Care Courses in 2014 and for details please click here

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The following are events planned for 2013




For more details

Details to follow

Bric-A-Brac, Clothes, Coffee & Snacks at the Shelter


Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm

Pet Supplies & GSPCA Goods on sale at the GSPCA Reception


Wednesday 20th November 6.30pm

 Volunteer Induction Evening at the Animal Shelter


 Saturday 23rd &30th November

GSPCA meets Pegasus Photography for Pet Portrait Photo Sessions! Saturday 23rd and 30th November 2-6pm


December Thursdays

Late Night Shopping GSPCA Stall in town


Date and details to be confirmed

Christmas Fair


16th to 21st December 2013

Christmas Pop Up Shop on Smith Street thanks to OSA Recruitment


January 2014

Start of the Animal Care Course with WEA at the GSPCA



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