WARNING TO DOG OWNERS - white oily substance found on Guernseys coast could pose a danger to dogs

Submitted by Steve on 17:50, 13th Jan, 2016 | 0

The Environment Department is advising dog owners to keep pets away from any white substance they may find on local beaches.

Small lumps of a white waxy substance have been found today at Grandes Rocques Bay by a member of the public. Lumps of a similar substance found in south Devon and Cornwall in December 2014 were identified as degraded edible oil or fat. If the substance is degraded oil, whilst not harmful to human health, it could pose a danger to dogs if it has gone rancid.

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WARNING TO DOG OWNERS - white oily substance found on Vazon could pose a danger to dogs

Submitted by Steve on 19:20, 1st Jun, 2015 | 0

The GSPCA have been informed this evening that the Environment Department is warning dog owners to keep pets away from any white substance they may find on local beaches.

Small lumps of a white waxy substance have been found today at Vazon Bay by the States Works beach cleaning team. Lumps of a similar substance found in south Devon and Cornwall in December 2014 were identified as degraded edible oil or fat.

If the substance is degraded oil, whilst not harmful to human health, it could pose a danger to dogs if it has gone rancid.

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UPDATE - Guernsey Dog Owners Warned of Substance on Beaches & Take Extreme Care When Along the Coast

Submitted by Steve on 12:47, 9th Dec, 2014 | 0

This morning the GSPCA attended the Richmond end of Vazon beach and were faced with large quantities of a substance which could be very dangerous to dogs.

Yesterday the GSPCA sent out a warning regarding reports of possible palm oil being spotted along the coast.

GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne this morning collected a large carrier bag of the white waxy substance along the beach and spoke to a number of dog walkers on the beach.

We have been in touch with the Environment Department who have staff removing the substance from our beaches.

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Guernsey Dog Owners Warned of Substance on Beaches

Submitted by Steve on 17:55, 8th Dec, 2014 | 0

This time last year the Environment Department warned dog owners to keep pets away from any white substance they may find on local beaches and the GSPCA are asking dog owners to take care as there have been reports over the weekend.

It is believed the substance which could be Palm Oil and has been seen Vazon and at Portlet.

Last year the Environment Department instructed States Works to remove any substance of this description which may be found on beaches.

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With Palm Oil once again spotted along the English South coast Guernsey Dog Owners Warned of Substance on Beaches

Submitted by Steve on 17:57, 17th Apr, 2014 | 0

Last October the Environment Department warned dog owners to keep pets away from any white substance they may find on local beaches and with the same substance spotted once again along the South Coast of England the GSPCA are asking dog owners to take care over the Easter break.

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Volunteers Needed - With many injured & dead seabirds the Environment Dept is co-ordinating a count this Saturday 22nd February

Submitted by GSPCA on 10:59, 19th Feb, 2014 | 0

Around the Channel Islands with the continued bad weather many of our seabirds have been injured and even perished.

Volunteers are urgently sought to collect bird bodies from beaches around the island on Saturday afternoon and take them to a collection centre at Cobo car park, opposite Le Guet, between 15:00 and 18:00.   Handwashing facilities/toilets will be available.

We also need bird experts who would be willing to identify birds brought to Cobo. 

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Guernsey Dog Owners Warned of Substance on Beaches - Warning from Guernsey Environment Department

Submitted by GSPCA on 16:47, 31st Oct, 2013 | 0

The Environment Department is warning dog owners to keep pets away from any white substance they may find on local beaches.

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