Spring time baby bird advice from the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 08:38, 25th Apr, 2017 | 0

With Spring well underway the GSPCA are asking Islanders to please be mindful of the many fledglings popping up around the Bailiwick. 

The GSPCA would like to remind that as a general rule, it is best to leave baby birds alone.

A baby bird has a greater chance of survival in the wild than it has being hand-reared by man as they learn to fend for themselves and how to forage for food by their parents.

Around 2 weeks after hatching young birds in your Bailiwick garden usually leave the nest, just before they learn how to fly.

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Bradshaw the kestrel is back in the wild thanks to a team effort at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 14:28, 19th Feb, 2016 | 0

Earlier in the week we told you about two kestrels that were rescued recently and in the care of the team at the GSPCA.

We are pleased to report that the younger of the two called 'Bradshaw' is back in the wild where he belongs.

Rescued by GSPCA Volunteer Wardens Matt Hill-Smith and Jen Bradshaw found stunned in the road earlier this month Matt popped in yesterday to take him back to the area where he was found.

Thank fully Bradshaw wasn't injured badly and after a short period or rest and care he was fit enough to go back where he belonged.

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Winter Advice for Guernsey's Animals and Birds from the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 14:06, 20th Nov, 2015 | 0

With cold winter weather soon to be upon us the GSPCA want pet owners to consider all the animals of Guernsey.

During a cold snap the GSPCA are on full alert, ready to deal with a variety of animals affected by the low temperatures.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "With Winter on its way, at the GSPCA we want to ensure pets and other animals kept and live outside are safe and have all they need."

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Peter the young kestrel rescued, reared, rung and released

Submitted by Steve on 16:12, 1st Aug, 2015 | 0

On the 26th June a very young, starving kestrel was found on a road in St Peters.

With no mother in site and traffic back and forth the bird was rescued and brought to the GSPCA in St Andrews.

He was placed in an intensive care unit and still had much of his down and not fully feathered due to his age.

Day and night he was hand fed by the team at the Shelter until he was fit enough to place in one of our rehabilitation aviaries.

Over the last few weeks he has built his strength and learnt to fly and forage for food.

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GSPCA Domestic Birds Move Outside for the First Time

Submitted by Steve on 13:19, 1st Aug, 2014 | 0

Today we are pleased to announce that domestic birds that come in for rehoming now have a lovely aviary with a view to live in and stretch their wings.

With the new animal welfare legislation now a month after coming into force and the GSPCA striving to lead an example in animal care four birds today moved into their new home.

The wooden framed aviary welcomed two budgies and two cockatiels who are at the Shelter in need of a home.

Cockatiels Rosie and Jim were the first to fly up onto the perches, closely followed by Peter and Paula the budgies.

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Thank you to all that supported the Reservoir Sponsored Dog Walk with Sidney's Events

Submitted by GSPCA on 16:38, 23rd Sep, 2013 | 0

The GSPCA would like to thank everyone that turned out for the Reservoir Sponsored Dog Walk yesterday with Sidney's Events.

Nearly 30 dogs and walkers arrived at Rue des Anvilles car park to walk the 3 miles of pathes around the Reservoir.

Some in fancy dress and all with smiles, the group of walkers with tiny dogs like Jack Russels and Pugs to German Shepherds and Red Setters all had a lovely walk, with beautiful scenery, enjoying each others company whilst raising funds to help animals in Guernsey.

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Help Us Find Animals New Homes - Late Night Viewing of Animals at the GSPCA 1st & 2nd October

Submitted by GSPCA on 11:08, 20th Sep, 2013 | 0

The GSPCA is currently inundated with animals in need of new homes.

If anyone is looking for a new pet then many of them can be seen on our website www.gspca.org.gg/animals and we are open for viewing for those interested in adopting 11am to 4pm Monday to Saturday.

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Could you put a poster up of animals needing homes that are at the GSPCA?

Submitted by GSPCA on 09:20, 28th May, 2013 | 0

Could you help the GSPCA in helping animals find new homes?

You may already have pets or aren't able to but here is a way that you can help those feathered and furry friends find a new home.

We always have animals looking for new homes and the link below is a link to just a small selection. 

Why not place a poster up at your work or local shop and help spread the word of those animals needing new homes in Guernsey.

To download the posters please

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Winter Advice for Guernsey's Animals and Birds

Submitted by GSPCA on 19:27, 17th Jan, 2012 | 0

With winter and cold weather with us and potential snow on the way the GSPCA want pet owners and the public to consider all the animals of Guernsey. During a cold snap the GSPCA are on full alert, ready to deal with a variety of animals affected by the cold weather.

But you can also do your bit to prevent animals suffering over the cold period.

DO you have a pond?

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Wildlife Advice With The Windy Start To 2012

Submitted by GSPCA on 20:19, 4th Jan, 2012 | 1

The start of 2012 has already brought the Animal Shelter a number of sick and injured animals & birds from around the island but with the continuation of the windy weather we are asking everyone to keep a good look out.

The bad weather means it is difficult for hedgehogs and birds to feed normally and the young seal pups can easily be separated from their mothers.

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