Submitted by Steve on 17:08, 11th Jan, 2017 | 0

The GSPCA was founded in 1873 and this February to help celebrate 144 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 week starts 10th February and celebrations will carry on until the 17th with our anniversary being Valentines Day the 14th February.

Ideas to get involved.......

Why not wear purple for the day?  The GSPCA logo is purple and we are encouraging people to wear purple for a day or more during this week from purple ties to GSPCA wrist bands, pin badges, or maybe you have a better idea?

A Mufti or Dress Down Day is a great and fun way to raise funds to help animals in Guernsey and celebrate our 144th 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.

FACT - Did you know the Shelter has cared for two lion cubs, two sea turtles and two monkeys in previous years and currently has a seal pup on site?

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OSA Recruitment staff supporting the GSPCA

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 download a sponsor form please

Download a GSPCA Sponsorship Form

FACT - Did you know the GSPCA has 300+ animals in their care at any one time?

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.

Help raise funds for the GSPCA 140th year Help raise funds for the GSPCA 140th year

To apply for these or the other items please download a form on this link

Help raise funds for the GSPCA 140th year

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 stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg 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.  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.

GSPCA Wishing Well

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 Week - Celebrating 144 years Caring for Animals in Guernsey between Friday 10th February and Friday 17th February.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "In 2017 the GSPCA will have been helping animals in Guernsey for 144 years and we are asking animal lovers to help join in and celebrate with us."

'We are looking at holding a number of events during the week and if anyone has any other ideas please let us know.'

"It costs over £600,000 a year to help care for the 1000's of animals and birds we have through our doors, provide the 24 hour 7 day a week emergency service for animals, the welfare work, dog training, education and more and we are appealing for people, schools and businesses to get involved to celebrate the wonderful work we have done and have to do for the future."

"With ever rising costs we hope that Guernsey will wear purple for animals and join in our birthday fun in February."

"Our biggest wish and project we are hoping to acheive is renewing all 42 kennel floors which will cost in excess of £25,000 as well as raising the much needed funds to run the Shelter 24/7 and if you would like to support us please give us a call on 257261 or email us at the GSPCA."

"We are looking at holding a number events through February and details will be on our website."

To register your event or involvement please email stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg or call 01481 257261

To download a poster to help promote our GSPCA Purple Week please

Download a GSPCA Sponsorship Form

The GSPCA are very proud to announce that we have been awarded the Guernsey Community Foundation Charity of the Year.

There are so many amazing organisations, groups and individuals and to recognise these there are a number of upcoming awards. Could you nominate the GSPCA, one of our team or another worthy individual or cause? Please visit the links below

Could you vote for GSPCA Geoff George in the Specsavers Unsung Hero Awards or any of the amazing finalists? To find out more please see - http://unsunghero.submarine.gg/Cast.aspx

The Ceva Animal Welfare Awards are open, to nominate please visit -  http://www.cevawelfareawards.com/

Petplan and ADCH Animal Charity Awards - https://www.petplancharity.co.uk/pet-insurance/animal-charity-awards/

Nominating a group for The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, please visit - https://qavs.direct.gov.uk

Could you write us a review on the Best of Guernsey who run awards each year, if you could please visit - https://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/guernsey/business-guide/feature/gspca

To donate via giving.gg to help animals at the GSPCA please click here

giving.gg GSPCA Guernsey Charity donation donating

TURTLE APPEAL - Help fly Olivia the loggerhead turtle from Guernsey to Gran Canaria

 

 

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If you find a sick our injured wild animal please call 257261 or click here for advice.

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To see all of our events, links and fund raisers please click here

If you are looking to adopt an animal and to complete an adoption form please click here. 

If you would like to fund raise or help the GSPCA please contact the GSPCA on 01481 257261 or email stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg

To complete our local Guernsey microchip survey -

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To see all of our events, links and fund raisers please click here

Looking for pet insurance in Guernsey? Check out the GSPCA pet insurance with Rossborough http://www.rossboroughpetinsurance.co.uk

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To find out about our Build Partner programme please click here

GSPCA Build Partner programme at the GSPCA Animal Shelter in Guernsey - could your business support the GSPCA and animals in Guernsey - CSR - Corporate Social Responsibility -

To find out how to volunteer for the GSPCA please click here

Volunteering at the GSPCA Animal Shelter in Guernsey

To find out about guided tours at the GSPCA please click here

GSPCA Animal Shelter Guided tours in Guernsey

Have you got a GSPCA Hoody, Polo Shirt, Sweat Shirt or T-shirt? If not get yours by clicking here.

To find out about our Events, how to become a Member, Sponsor an Animal Pen, our Wish List, Corporate Sponsorship & Volunteering, , our New Build & Redevelopment Appeal and much more please click here.

There are many ways to support the work of the GSPCA and you can even donate online by clicking the paypal link below.

Donate with JustGiving and PayPal

By post cheques payable to 'GSPCA' - GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey, GY6 8UD

Or by phone 01481 257261.

To find out more regarding our Angel Sponsorship Scheme please click here.

Have you liked us on facebook yet or joined us on twitter?

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To see a page full of items on our GSPCA Wish List please click here.

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To donate online to help the GSPCA please visit - https://giving.gg/donate/charity/2/Guernsey-Society-for-the-Prevention-of-Cruelty-to-A Share

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