- 24 hour Emergency Wardens
- Animal Welfare
- Animal friendly hotels
- Awards & Recognition
- Corporate and group days
- Dog Fouling
- Dog Friendly Pubs
- Dogs Barking
- GSPCA Build Appeal
- GSPCA Committee
- GSPCA Membership
- GSPCA Opening & Visiting Times
- Gert the GSPCA Duck - Fun for kids
- Guernsey Animal Law
- Guernsey Dog Tax Law
- Our Team
- Restrictions on Beaches in Guernsey
- St Andrews Floral Group & Conservation Work
- Stray Cockerels & Hens
- Transporting animals in and out of Guernsey
- Adoption costs at the GSPCA
- Boarding Facilities
- Cat Adoption
- Choosing a Puppy
- Comments & Feedback
- Dog Adoption
- Dog Behaviour
- Dog Training
- Education and Schools
- Fostering Scheme
- Guided Tours at the GSPCA
- Lost & Found Advice
- Microchipping only £4.99 & advice
- Pet Bereavement Advice Page
- Pet Cremation Services
- Pet supplies and products on sale
- Room hire at the GSPCA
- Training & Courses
- Vote for a staff member or volunteer
Below are just a few of the projects that the GSPCA are looking for funding or support. If you would like to help fund or contribute towards these please get in touch with GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne on 01481 257261 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
URGENT APPEAL - Update the flooring in the GSPCA Kennels
Currently our most important project at the GSPCA is to improve and renew the flooring in the kennels at the Shelter. We have spent many years maintaining the floors and it is new time to look to replace those that we have to give them a long lease of life.
At the GSPCA we 8 sections of kennels which range when they were built. All are in need of work and we are appealing for funds to help with this much needed project. Maybe you or your business would be interested in helping us with a section or donate to the project. We would happily look to dedicate a section to business or individual with a plaque and open to discussions in ways of support of this much needed project,
The flooring we are looking at would give the kennels at least 20 years with little maintenance and much easier to clean. With 1000's of dogs being cared for at the GSPCA kennels each year from rescues to strays, cruelty cases to those on their holidays, emergency boarders to seized animals we are kept busy 24/7 365 days a year.
Below are the costs per section including decorating the area. If we could get all of the floors completed at once it is likely we could achieve this with the exception of the hospital area for a total of £31,000.
P1 Kennel Floors – new floors to 7 kennels - £6500
P2 Kennel Floors – new floors to 7 kennels - £5500
P3 Kennel Floors – new floors to 7 kennels - £5500
P4 Kennel Floors – new floors to 6 kennels - £5000
P5 Kennel Floors – new floors to 4 kennels - £4500
B4 Kennel Floors – new floors to 4 kennels - £5800
B6 Kennel Floors – new floors to 6 kennels - £4800
Hospital Kennels – floor, door repairs and tile walls - £1800
We would really like to demolish an old building on site to build additional kennels which could have an area to be used exclusively as a rehoming block for unwanted, cruelly treated and stray dogs as well as others in need that we help. This would be a huge undertaking and a major cost but if you are interested in supporting this new facility please do get in touch.
Refit and Enlarge the Reception Area at the GSPCA
The GSPCA reception area is extremely small and hasn't changed much since it was built over 60 years ago. We now have planning to enlarge it to have a larger shop area, disabled access, a small office to talk privately to those that are upset or bereaved and larger reception desk.
The approximate cost for this project would be £75,000 and would enable more visitors and ways to raise funds for the Shelter.
For more information on how businesses can support the GSPCA please click here.
Outside Ferret Enclosures
We would love to build 3 large outside ferret enclosures to let the ferrets looking for homes be seen by the public and give them much more room. To build these aviary style runs will cost £1000 and if you could help with this exciting project please get in touch.
New floor and aviaries in our bird room
Our current bird room currently houses a selection of cages and has a very old lino floor. We would love to refloor it with a good quality replacement and build a number of aviaries so the stray and unwanted birds have permanent and large indoor enclosures. The floor with cost £1100 to replace and the aviaries will cost £1000 giving a grand total of £2100 if you would like to help with this wonderful project.
Improve our seal pup facilities
In the last few years we have helped rescue, rehabilitate and release 5 seals back into local waters.
Although the current facilities we have at the GSPCA are suitable we are looking to dramatically improve and update them.
This would include renovating the intake room, improved drainage, filtration system and enlarging the pools we currently have for seal pups at the GSPCA Animal Shelter.
The cost to tile the room out and carry out the work would cost approximately be £20,000.
A smaller part of this project is to put a new floor and tile the wall of the intensive care room which will cost approximately £2000.
New Washing facilities
In our new build we have a fantastic room ready for laundry equipment to be fitted.
We would like to add to our washing and drying facilities. The machines cost in the region of £4000-5000 each and we would really love to add a new commercial washer and dryer.
Due to the 300+ animals we have at the Shelter there is a lot of bedding and towels to be washed and the machine we have is often on for 12 hours a day 7 days a week. If you can help we would love to hear from you.
Tile the Wildlife and Hedgehog Floors
To help improve the facilities we have for our hedgehogs and wildlife we would like to tile the floors and part of the walls in four areas of our wildlife unit.
The cost for the tile and accessories would be approximately be £2000 and the labour would be additional to this.
GSPCA Ambulance & Rescue Vehicle
At the Shelter we operate an animal rescue service 24 hours 7 days a week. To provide this we have a GSPCA Ambulance thanks to the Itex Rotary Walk 2013 which is used by the Animal Collection Staff and Volunteer Night Wardens. Ideally we would like to ensure there is a second ambulance to help provide this service such as a minivan which would be ideal for the tight lanes we often have to drive through.
New Tortoise Enclosure
We have 7 resident tortoise that enjoy the grounds at the GSPCA and we are currently looking to build a larger area for them to exercise and entertain our visitors. Before this can be built the area where it will be built needs a new retaining wall to replace an ageing section which will cost £1100 and to build the enclosure will cost a further £500. To help us build a lovely new area for the tortoise and make safe the area where this bank is please do get in touch.
We have an area where people come and sit to remember their pets and also scatter their ashes.
This is currently being improved thanks to the Sure Community Foundation, St Andrews Floral Group and others.
This is being made into a lovely area and we would like to add benches and a Summer Cabin to give those remembering their pets a safe and dry place to sit.
Summer Cabin - £2500
Board/Benches - £1500
Total – £4000
We would like to thank the Sure Community Foundation Grant for their help with a grant of £1000 towards the work of this project, St Andrews Floral Group for their help and Pet Tributes for their donation of £75.
Open A Charity Shop / Pop Up Charity Shop
We now have a charity shop on site but we continue to look for premises to set up a satelite charity shop. With increases costs a charity shop would help bring income to support the Animal Welfare work we do every day to help care for the animals of Guernsey.
To run the GSPCA we have to raise £2000 a day to help rescue, rehabilitate, reunite strays, rehome and release wildlife back to the wild over 3,000 animals a year.
If you have a premises and would be happy for the GSPCA to occupy it for a short or long period of time as a charity shop, please get in touch with the GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne.
Support with our Sponsorship Scheme For Kennels/Cattery/Small Animals
We have launched our Angel Pen Pal Sponsorship scheme which is a monthly giving scheme to help care for the many animals at the GSPCA.
We would love a partner to help promote and market this animal pen and kennel sponsorship initiative.
We would love to find the following sponsorship to help promote this scheme -
Leaflets & posters - £1000
Leaflet holders and advertisement - £800
Car stickers - £500
Plaque board and plaques - £500
Total £2300 + Marketing
To sponsor an animal pen, kennel or unit please download the form please -
The scheme is up and running, but we are looking for a sponsor to help promote, advertise and support the costs. If you or your business is interested please do get in touch.
To find out more on how to sponsor a kennel, animal pen or the wildlife unit please click on the ANGEL logo to help support animals in Guernsey -
10 Year Redevelopment Plans
The GSPCA were founded in 1873 and have been on our current site since 1929.
Many of our buildings date back as far as the 1950s and we have in place a 10 year redevelopment plan and need your support.
With the new animal welfare laws in Guernsey and the age of the buildings, we need to ensure that we are leading an example on how animals should be kept now and in the future.
We have already completed the first phase of a 10 year plan to rebuild 5 areas of the GSPCA in a single two storey building which has cost £1,300,000. This is the biggest rebuild we have ever undertaken and we continue to raise funds towards its care and to join as an exclusive Build Partner please click here.
To find out about our Redevelopment and New Build plan please -
Rescue & Rehabilitation Equipment
At the GSPCA Animal Shelter we are always looking at renewing and replacing equipment to help rescue and rehabilitate animals.
Here are examples of equipment and their costs with postage -
Graspers (dog and cat) - £200
Feral cat traps - £220
Wildlife/Cat scales - £150
Dog/Seal scales - £250
Stretcher - £150
Safety Collars, leads & muzzles - From £5 each
Throw and walk net - £200
Heat pads - £20 each
Intensive Care Units - £500 each
Complete Fitting of our New Quarantine and Isolation Unit
As part of our redevelopment plan we are looking for funding to fit out a complete isolation and quarantine facility to help care for all of the species that come through our doors.
The cost to fit out and complete this area which includes multiple kennels, animal pens, safety porches and the utilities to care for them would be £65,567.
Please contact Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager on 01481 257261 or email email@example.com for more details.
Refurbishing our Hospital Animal Intake Area
At the GSPCA our Hospital department is in desperate need or refurbishment. It is made up of multiple rooms and although we are looking for funding to help repair and redecorate this area our long term wish is to rebuild this department.
This department cares for wildlife, ferrets, rabbits, pet birds, tortoise, reptiles, seals and many more species
Please contact Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager on 01481 257261 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Amazon Wish List Items Online
The GSPCA always needs a variety of toys, equipment and feed which we occasionally source from Amazon due to the very economical prices. If you wanted to buy supplies directly for the GSPCA Animal Shelter then click on the link to Amazon below to find out what we need.
Before you do please ensure you are registered with Easyfundraising as you can donate without it costing you anything when you shop online. To find out more on Easyfundraising please click here.
When shopping online please check to see if you can help raise funds for the GSPCA through Easyfundraising and to find out more please click here. It costs no extra and is an easy way to raise funds for the GSPCA when shopping online.
To make a donation please click here
Many of the PC's used at the GSPCA are getting on in age and take up much needed room. We are appealing for laptops to help replace 10 computers around site
Become an exclusive Build Partner
The Build Partner programme is designed to meet the building costs associated with our new £1.3 million multi-purpose animal welfare building. The building replaced five existing structures that have become unusable with age.
Our new building incorporates a welfare cattery, quarantine and isolation facilities, a secure transfer location 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.
Help us with our onsite Conservation Work with St Andrews Floral Group
The GSPCA and St Andrews Floral Group are appealing for help and support with the projects on site and with improving the wildlife rehabilitation facilities at the Animal Shelter.
Some of the projects include:
- Improving the pond on site to make deeper sections and a pond dipping area for children
- Improving the fields on site and moving soil
- Making a new bank (pending planning permission)
- Repairing a retaining wall
- Tiling the seal and turtle wildlife rehabilitation area
- Tiling the floor in the wildlife and hedgehog unit
- Placing a new floor in the wildlife hospital area
- Replanting the hanging baskets and planters around site
- Planting hedging
- Providing a picnic area
- Improving the memorial garden
- Putting bird nesting and box boxes around site
- Building a larger pool for the seals and oiled birds
- Putting path ways for visitors
- Landscaping and much more.......
So far St Andrews Floral Group have managed to raise donations from Situations Recruitment, the Co-op Eco Fund and Men of the Tress, RSPB and we are hugely grateful to all involved and helped so far. Some of the volunteers that have helped on site at the GSPCA include Situations Recruitment, RBS, Elizabeth College, Waitrose, the Probation Service, RSPB, Northern Trust, Medical Specialist Group, staff from Quex Gardens and of course the St Andrews Floral Group volunteers as well as others.
Much of this work is not only to help wildlife locally but we will also be opening the site much more to visitors to enjoy.
If you would like to get involved or like to support us in improving the grounds or facilities you can email the GSPCA Manager email@example.com or Ann Wragg from St Andrews Floral Group firstname.lastname@example.org
To see the GSPCA Wish List please click here.
To visit the Little Tree Project and Guernsey Trees for Life website please go to http://www.trees.gg/
To visit the Green Legacy Guernsey website please go to http://www.greenlegacyguernsey.org.uk/
To see some of the previous stories of those that have helped with the projects so far please go to - http://www.gspca.org.gg/search/node/floral
To find out more about the St Andrews Floral Group please go to http://www.standrewsguernseyinbloom.org/
To visit the RSPB Guernsey Group page please go to - http://www.rspbguernsey.co.uk/
If you would like to donate online please click the paypal link below and reference 'St Andrews Floral Group help the GSPCA' so we can allocate the funds to the project.
Please help us make these dreams come true to help the 3000+ animals that come through our doors every year.