Submitted by Steve on 13:01, 11th Dec, 2017 | 0

Today the Bailiwick continues to see weather that puts our animals and wildlife at risk.

Often during the winter months with the high winds and stormy weather makes it difficult for wild animals and birds to feed and rest.

Also with the high winds we have to ensure our pets and animals kept outside are safe and secure.

The GSPCA are asking those that live around and visit our coast to please watch out for injured animals in need as well as seal pups which can get separated from their mothers at this time of year especially when we see bad weather.

Also for those with animals living outside the GSPCA is urging the owners to ensure they have the Shelter they require as we have seen an increase in complaints and calls from concerned members of public.

We have a number of web pages with wildlife advice or you can call 01481 257261 for help 24/7

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "With the awful stormy weather we have due we all have to to ensure our pets and outside animals are safe as well as keep an eye out for wildlife in need."

"When the wind and waves are up, oil that has settled on the seabed can be churned up and can cause seabirds and other animals harm."

"Also we are at the start of the grey seal pup season and in bad weather they can often be separated from their mothers which can cause them to starve."

“The two seal pups Temperance and Trevor continue to improve with their around the clock care.”

"We have some great web pages with advice on what to do if you see a seal pup which are being born at this time of year or oiled birds, although we are only a call away on 257261."

"With young seal pups the main piece of advice is to please not approach them as you can scare their mother away and if you see one to please call us on 257261 and we can make sure they are safe or give advice."

Geoff George GSPCA Animal Collection Officer said "Grey Seals are currently pupping and with the stormy weather we are asking those out along the coast to take care and not get too close if you see any."

"Please do give us a call if you see a seal pup on 257261 as we can check it is well from a safe distance."

Lorna Prince Animal Welfare Manager said “We have had an increase in reports from concerned members of public about animals kept in fields with the high winds and wet weather.”

“At the GSPCA we are urging those with animals kept outside to please ensure they have all they need and they are safe with the extreme weather we currently have.”

“If anyone is concerned for an animals safety you can contact us on 257261.”

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager continues "For those out with dogs please don't let them approach seal pups as this can scare their mothers off and if they were to bite your dog and cause a nasty injury."

"As well as wildlife we have to ensure our own pets and animals are safe and secure with the high winds as we often see dogs escaping from gates being blown open to farm animals escaping."

"We are busy at the GSPCA ensuring our animals are safe with the high winds and cold weather."

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