Are you supporting us celebrating 150 years this February with GSPCA Purple Month?

GSPCA 150th Year Ball Saturday 10th February 2024 To find out more -

February 2023 the GSPCA celebrates 150 years since being founded and here are a few ideas to get involved with this momentous mile stone.

The celebrations all kick off on the 1st February as we were founded in the middle of the month and throughout the month we will have a very Purple theme and lots happening through the following 12 months as we will be running a range of events and celebrations and we need your help to make it an extra special month and year.

We would normally hold our GSPCA Purple Week in February to celebrate our anniversary of being founded, but as it is such a BIG year we will be holding a GSPCA Purple Month starting from the 1st February to encourage everyone to get involved with our 150 year celebrations.

Some TOP 10 Ways to get involved

  1. Could you or your business become an Angel Pen Pal Sponsor
  2. We have a number of Build Projects from the Wildlife Hospital to a Small Animal Department and you could become a Build Partner or Buy a Brick
  3. Could you hold a GSPCA Purple Month sponsored event or hold an event to raise much needed donations
  4. Could you become a volunteer and help us at the GSPCA
  5. Could you help with a Wish List item from the smallest bowl to the new builds
  6. Could you help us with a new GSPCA Animal Ambulance
  7. Could your business volunteer or support the GSPCA in one of many ways
  8. Could you leave a gift in your Will
  9. Could you help give an animal a home
  10. Could you sign up for our newsletter or follow or social media to keep up to date to help promote and share our stories and events

To find out more either click on the links or check out below –

1. Could you or your business become an Angel Pen Pal Sponsor

A real easy way to help us to ensure we can help animals 24/7 into the future is to become an Angel Pen Pal Sponsor either as yourself, for a gift or even your group or business.

To become an Angel Pen Pal Sponsor and support our work please visit -

To become a much bigger Sponsor could you or your business become a Corporate Angel Pen Pal and for the form and details please click here

2. We have a number of Build Projects from the Wildlife Hospital to a Small Animal Department and you could become a Build Partner or Buy a Brick

The GSPCA were recently delighted to announce that planning has been approved for a new Wildlife Hospital at the GSPCA and you can help this much needed facility become a reality from Buying a Brick to becoming a Build Partner.

Could you Buy a Brick? We can put the certificate and Engraved Brick in the name of a friend, in memory, your company or a loved one and there are a number of goodies you will get as part of this kind gift helping us build for the future to help wildlife in Guernsey.

We now have permission which includes demolishing a number of very old buildings one of which dates back to the 1940’s.

We really need your help. We have raised an amazing £300,000 towards the estimated costs for the facility which are approximately £2,000,000 to build the GSPCA Wildlife Hospital and to remove the old buildings.

There are a number of ways you can help including the Buy a Brick such as donating to this much needed project or could your group, trust or business help in much bigger ways –

To make a direct donation please visit -

To Buy a Brick in the new Wildlife Hospital and download a leaflet please click here -

To become a larger donors or as a corporate you may want to make a larger donation and become an Exclusive Build Partner and to find out more please visit -

The next step is go to tender, but for those wanting to help in much larger ways here are the estimated costs for some of the facilities that make up the £2,000,000 –

  • Demolitions £70,000
  • Sub-structure £80,000
  • Drainage £99,000
  • Slab £160,000
  • Roof £263,000
  • External Walls £180,000
  • Glazing to whole build £70,000
  • Each rehabilitation room £40,000
  • Central feed kitchen £35,000
  • Each marine rehabilitation room and access to pool £30,000
  • Rehabilitation Pool – to be confirmed
  • Rehabilitation aviaries/pens - £15-20,000 each
  • Receiving office where the public can drop animals off and they can be admitted and entered into the system - £25-30,000

With 7 seals currently at the GSPCA and over 100 hedgehogs, not to mention many other injured birds and wild rabbits you would think the GSPCA is extremely busy and you would be correct.

The new Wildlife Hospital will help house the 2500+ wildlife that come through the GSPCA doors each year and with our environment a major concern a facility that would help benefit future generations. 

3. Could you hold a GSPCA Purple Month sponsored event or hold an event to raise much needed donations

With it being GSPCA Purple Month there are many ways you could help us raise funds for the many animals in our care.

Why not create your own sponsored event or challenge -

For lots more ideas why not visit our fundraising page

4. Could you become a volunteer or join the team and help us at the GSPCA

At 630pm on Wednesday 8th February during #GSPCAPurpleMonth we are holding our next Volunteer Induction and all are welcome to come along.

If you can’t make it and would like to become a volunteer please download and return the following application form to [email protected] and we can arrange a remote induction  

For a PDF application chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/viewer.html? 

The volunteer age for inductions is now from 16 years and up and we have opportunities in all parts of our activities here at the GSPCA.

From helping with our busy ambulance service to walking dogs, our full cattery to our packed rabbit and small animal department, over 100 hedgehogs to over 30 reptiles, gardening to helping on reception, helping in our Charity Shop in Smith Street to building there is a huge range of opportunities.

We are currently advertising for additional staff members at the GSPCA and we are looking for the following:

  • Weekend Hedgehog & Wildlife Assistant
  • Weekend Cattery Assistant
  • Weekend Receptionist (various hours available)
  • Weekend Maintenance and Animal Ambulance
  • Casual Animal Care Assistant and Receptionists

We have some departments that require specific help on weekends especially the hedgehog and wildlife areas, the cattery, reception on Saturdays and help with maintenance and the animal ambulance.

If you would like to apply for a vacancy to download a pack please click here.

You can also get a pack sent out by calling 01481 257261 or email [email protected]

All applicants are required to complete an application form which is included in the pack and return it to the GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey, GY6 8UD or email [email protected]

5. Could you help with a Wish List item from the smallest bowl to the new builds

With so many animals through our care, needing to be rescued and cruelty investigated there is a huge range of ways you can help directly to much needed items and projects and to see just some of these please visit

6. Could you help us with a new GSPCA Animal Ambulance

One Wish List item is a new GSPCA Ambulance and although we would love a new electric van if we could find support or funding we have set up a fundraising page.

The current Animal ambulance we have was thanks to what was the Rotary Itex Walk in 2013 and has done over 100,000 miles and has helped tens of thousands of animals in that time as it is on the road 24/7. You can also make a donation by calling 01481 257261, popping into the Shelter or by post.

If you can help in any way you can also email [email protected]

7. Could your business volunteer or support the GSPCA in one of many ways

There are many ways in which your business can get involved with supporting the GSPCA and it provides an excellent opportunity for companies to reach out to animal lovers and find an audience that believes deeply in Animal Welfare. 

There are many ways to get involved and sponsorship opportunities are available and can be tailored to fit the joint needs and focus of both your company and the GSPCA. 

From corporate volunteering opportunities and employee fundraising to sales promotions and sponsorship, there are great opportunities for you and your company to create a mutually beneficial partnership with the GSPCA.

Why choose the GSPCA?

By forming a partnership with the GSPCA your business can provide huge benefits to you and your company including:

- Increasing staff AND customer loyalty when associating with only all Animal Welfare organisation in Guernsey.

- It gives you and your colleagues the opportunity to gain a great sense of pride and achievement through life-changing fundraising challenges.

- Getting your colleagues motivated at work and feeling inspired by giving something good back to society.

- Helping your company achieve CSR objectives and providing engaging content for CSR reports.

- Increasing staff enthusiasm by your company working with such a passionate organisation as the GSPCA and in turn potentially reducing staff turnover.

We need YOU to help us become your company’s charity of choice!

Please nominate the GSPCA

If your company has a charity of the year programme, why not speak to your company’s charity committee about how to make the GSPCA your charity of choice?

You may be asked by your company to vote for a charity or choose your favourite charity to be on a shortlist. We totally rely on YOU to please put the GSPCA on that list!

By making the GSPCA your company’s charity of choice you will also benefit from being associated with only all Animal Welfare organisation in Guernsey.

If you want more information on how you can help the GSPCA become your charity of choice or charity of the year get in touch with Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager [email protected]

Become an exclusive Build Partner

The Build Partner programme is designed to meet the building costs associated with our new £900,000 proposed Wildlife Hospital. The building is to replace five existing structures that have become unusable with age.

Our new building incorporates a huge array of wildlife facilities for birds to seals, hedgehogs to other mammals, while also providing logistical and organisational spaces and facilities for the day to day running of the GSPCA.

To find out more please click here.


If you are a retailer or manufacturer and would like to develop products with us, then please do get in touch.

At the GSPCA we have a range of logo’d goods, collection boxes and counter boxes.  If you or your business is interested in helping raise funds through these for the Shelter please email [email protected]

Sponsorship of Events

Maybe your business would like to Sponsor all or part of a GSPCA event?

There are many more ways and to find out more please check out

8. Could you leave a gift in your Will

The GSPCA is a charity that was founded 150 years ago and wouldn’t be able to carry out its animal welfare work without the generosity of our caring and kind supporters.

With rising costs and thousands of animals each year the GSPCA needs your help as we receive no state aid.

You can help us by leaving a gift to the GSPCA in your Will which allows you to continue helping to improve the lives of animals into the future.

After providing for those you care for, please consider leaving a proportion of what remains to us. A gift like this to GSPCA ensures our animals and those in Guernsey will always have someone to keep them safe.

If you have already left a gift in your Will, please contact Steve on [email protected] or call 01481 257261. We can then keep you informed and up to date about developments at the Animal Shelter and our work. We always love to hear that you have left a gift but there is no pressure to say so. We understand that this is a private and personal matter.

Leaving a legacy is not a decision that can be made lightly and we are always happy to discuss this with you or send out additional information.

As a charity, gifts in Wills account for approximately 50% of our total income. We rely on this to continue to give safety and sanctuary to the animals in our care.

We simply couldn’t do it without your help and support.

Will making & Codicils

Making a Will, or adding a codicil to your existing Will is the only way to ensure that those you love will be taken care of, including your pets. If you have no immediate family, having an up to date Will allows you to make sure that your money benefits the people or causes that you really care about. If your pet has brought huge joy into your life, remembering the GSPCA in your Will is a wonderful way to celebrate your love of our animal friends and help animals in Guernsey less fortunate than your own for many years to come.

As we receive no States funding, we're totally reliant upon the kindness of animal lovers in order to continue our work. Your lasting legacy will ensure that we can continue our work to help the thousands of animals that we care for every year and also plan for the future.

What you need to know

Making your Will is easier than you may think;

Firstly, start by listing everything you could include in a Will including property, money and other assets. Then you must decide who you want to benefit from your Will (including the GSPCA if you wish), and make a list of their names and addresses.

Decide who you wish to be executors of your Will. It is usual to have two executors, in case one isn't able when the time comes. They are usually family members or a professional advisor such as a advocate. If you wish, the GSPCA Manager can act as a co-executor of your Will.

Take all of these details along to the advocate, who will draw up a Will for you. We strongly advise that you do not attempt to 'do it yourself'. A 'home-made' Will can often lead to trouble as it may be ruled invalid by the courts if it fails to meet all legal requirements.

Already made a Will?

Many people make a Will and assume that's all they need to do. However, circumstances can change over the years and so it is always advisable to take a fresh look at your Will every few years to ensure it meets your current needs.

Changing your Will

If you have already made your Will and decide that you would like to add a gift to the GSPCA, a codicil is a good, inexpensive way to do so. Adding a codicil to your Will enables you to leave a legacy to the GSPCA whilst ensuring that the other provisions remain untouched and you won't have to pay for your Will to be completely rewritten.

Let us look after your pets

If you are an animal owner you may also like to include the following wording in your Will "It is also my wish that GSPCA care for or rehome any animals I own at the time of my death."

To find out more check out

9. Could you help give an animal a home

We always have a huge range of animals looking for homes from cockerels to ferrets, rabbits to reptiles, cats to dogs and to see some of those in need of homes check out our social media or follow this link , call us on 01481 257261, pop in, email [email protected] or why not fill in and submit an application by going to the link and scroll down for the forms.

If you can’t give an animal a home as mentioned you can always sponsor those in our care or volunteer.

10. Could you sign up for our newsletter or follow or social media to keep up to date to help promote and share our stories and events

Why not sign up for Supporters Newsletter by going to

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 #GSPCAPurpleMonth

Do you know much about us? Our Mission? Objectives? Values? Strategic Aims?

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’

The GSPCA was founded in 1873 and to help celebrate 150 years caring for animals in Guernsey we are asking for your help.

There are many ways you, your school, group, work place, business can help celebrate.

The GSPCA Purple Month starts on Wednesday 1st February and celebrations will carry on until the end of the month on the 28th with our anniversary being Valentines Day the 14th February.

More ideas to get involved.......

Why not wear purple for a day?  The GSPCA logo is purple and we are encouraging people to wear purple for a day or more during February from purple ties to GSPCA wrist bands, pin badges, or maybe you have a better idea? We can supply items to sell at your work space or school or we have them on sale online, our Charity Shop in Smith Street and at the GSPCA Animal Shelter.

A Mufti or Dress Down Day is a great and fun way to raise funds to help animals in Guernsey and celebrate our 150th anniversary.

How about a 'Take Your Dog to Work Day' although normally this is celebrated in the summer why not hold a day at your work place early.

Maybe you would like a tombola set for your work place?  We can arrange a ticketed tombola with prizes to help raise funds for the animals in our care.

Dress as an animal for the day?  Its fun and a great way to celebrate the fact that the GSPCA help 1000's of animals and birds every year. Again we can help with animal suits if interested.

FACT - Did you know the Shelter has cared for two lion cubs and two monkeys and currently has 7 seal pups on site?

A sponsored event?  From a sponsored silence to a wax, stop smoking to a dog walk there are many ways you can raise funds to help animals in Guernsey. 

To set up a sponsorship page on Just Giving to do some fund raising for our work and animals in our care please visit - or a page please visit  -

FACT - Did you know the GSPCA often has 500+ animals in their care at any one time and over 3000 through the doors every year?

Could you sell goods for the GSPCA?  The GSPCA has a number of new GSPCA goods on sale including pens, pin badges, wrist bands, car stickers and small toy dogs which we can provide in a counter box to help raise funds for the Animal Shelter.

To apply for these or the other items just email [email protected]  

FACT - Did you know that in 1919 the first home for stray dogs and cats was at 11 St John Street, St Peter Port. 5/- (five shillings) a week was paid to the tenant for housing the kennels and looking after the animals?

A collection box / wishing well? The GSPCA are always looking for businesses and places to locate collection boxes around the Island.  By clicking the above link or emailing [email protected] you can apply for one to help raise funds for the GSPCA.  Also if you have a bigger premises maybe you could accommodate one of our GSPCA Wishing Wells.  The first of these can be seen at the Shelter which are made on site and are a fantastic way to highlight the need of raising funds for the GSPCA and that your business supports our work caring for animals in Guernsey.

FACT - Did you know in October 1929 the GSPCA purchased its present site at Les Fiers Moutons, St Andrews. The house, outbuildings and ¾ vergee of land were bought freehold for £400.00 plus a further 2 vergees of land for £120.00 and an extra £5.00 included the spring and well?

There are many ways you can join the GSPCA Purple Month - Celebrating 150 years Caring for Animals in Guernsey between 1st and 28th February.

To register your event or involvement please email [email protected] or call 01481 257261

Upcoming Events we are at and need your help -

1st – 28th February – GSPCA Purple Month – a time to celebrate the GSPCA 150 years 

February is also Responsible Animal Guardian Month

Wednesday 8thFebruary 2023 – Volunteer Induction Evening

Founding Day of the GSPCA Tuesday 14th February 2023 – GSPCA Dog First aid Course

Wednesday 15th February 2023 – GSPCA Cat First aid Course

Wednesday 22nd February 2023 – National Wildlife Day

Thursday 23rd February - International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

Wednesday 29th March 2023 - Volunteer Induction Evening

March 2023 – Adopt a Rescue Guinea Pig Month

Friday 3rd March 2023 - World Wildlife Day

18th – 19th March 2023 GSPCA have a stall with Guernsey Arts and Guernsey Museums for “Guernsey’s Wild Escape”, part of the Art Fund UK wide initiative “The Wild Escape”

Wednesday 22nd March - International Day of the Seal

Thursday 23rd March 2023 – National Puppy Day

April 2023 – Easter Virtual Pet Show

Sunday 2nd April – National Ferret Day

Tuesday 4th April 2023 – World Rat Day

Tuesday 25th April 2023 – World Penguin Day

April 2022 Autism Guernsey and GSPCA Puffin Parade Launch – Date to be Confirmed

April 2023 – AGM – Date to be Confirmed

May 2023 - International Respect for Chickens Month

7th May 2023 EDABL Seafront Sunday

Friday 12th May to Friday 19th May GSPCA 150th Year Cupcake Week

Sunday 21st May 2023 150th Year Celebrations & Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday

Tuesday 23rd May 2023 International Turtle Day

Tuesday 30th May – International Hug Your Cat Day

Wednesday 31st May 2023 - Volunteer Induction Evening

June 2023 – National Microchipping Month

June 2023 – 150th Year Sponsored Dog Walk – Date to be Confirmed

4th June 2023 Arts Seafront Sunday

10th June 2023 Saffrey Rotary Walk

Summer 2023 – Summer Sunday Family Lunch

Wednesday 14th June 2023 – World Sea Turtle Day

Sunday 25th June 2023 – Guernsey Charities Fete

25th June 2023 EDABL Seafront Sunday

Friday 23rd June 2023 - Take Your Dog To Work Day

June 26th to July 3rd 2023 – National Rabbit Week

Wednesday 12th July 2023 – Volunteer Induction Evening

Sunday 16th July 2023 – World Snake Day

6th August 2023 EDABL Seafront Sunday

13th August 2023 EDABL Seafront Sunday

Monday 14th August 2023 – World Lizard Day

August 2023 – West Show

August 2023 – North Show

September 2023 - World Animal Remembrance Month

GSPCA 150th Year Ball – Date to be Confirmed

24th September 2023 St Johns Ambulance Seafront Sunday

Wednesday 13th September 2023 - Volunteer Induction Evening

October 2023 - World Animal Month

Wednesday 4th October 2023 - World Animal Day

Wednesday 25th October 2023 - Volunteer Induction Evening

Wednesday 8th November 2023 – GSPCA Dog First aid Course

Wednesday 15th November 2023 – GSPCA Cat First aid Course

Wednesday 22nd November 2023 – Volunteer Induction Evening

Monday 4th December 2023 – World Wildlife Conservation Day

Many more events will be added and dates to be confirmed and if you have any events or ideas to celebrate our 150 years please get in touch…………..