FIREWORK ADVICE from the GSPCA and calendar of displays

Submitted by Steve on 14:47, 20th Oct, 2016 | 0

Every year we hear of firework related incidents involving animals and children. While fireworks may be exciting and pretty to look at and its fun to celebrate Guy Fawkes with a bang, we must put our safety and the safety of our pets and the local wildlife first.  Over the coming weeks our Animal Welfare Team will be visiting islands’ schools in an effort to promote the Fire work code and advise people how to keep themselves and their animals safe.

Lorna Prince GSPCA Welfare Manager said "Fireworks this year are being sold between 28th October and 5th November."

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Don't forget the fireworks and ensuring your pets are safe on New Years Eve

Submitted by Steve on 16:02, 16th Dec, 2015 | 0

On New Years Eve at midnight to celebrate the New Year many will be setting off fireworks, so please think of your pets and animals around you.

Every year the GSPCA are called out and receive stray dogs and cats during periods of fireworks, which have either escaped or run off due to being scared by the loud bangs they make.

Sadly less than 45% of the stray dogs and cats are microchipped that are found as strays and brought to the GSPCA, and even less have collars with tags.

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Listen to the children - Here are some of the firework safety posters from last years competition with KGV

Submitted by Steve on 16:07, 5th Nov, 2015 | 0

During 2014 the GSPCA and KGV ran a firework poster competition with many of the local schools.

Chloe Butt (8), a pupil at St. Andrews Primary School had a surprise last year when she was told that she had won a party for her year on the 3G Pitch at the KGV. Chloe was the winner of the GSPCA design a firework and bonfire poster competition.

Here are just some of the many entries all of which have great advice and messages -

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WARNING & ADVICE FROM THE GSPCA - with fireworks due please keep your animals safe & think of those around you

Submitted by Steve on 15:54, 3rd Nov, 2015 | 0

This week many will mark the 5th November with firework parties.

Last year the GSPCA launched a calendar and asks those having public and private displays to let us know so we can have a central location for those around Guernsey know where and when these events take place.  The calendar is linked to the GSPCA Twitter and Facebook pages so that reminders are sent out earlier in the day during these events.

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St. Andrews Year 4 Class Win KGV Party

Submitted by Steve on 10:16, 18th Nov, 2014 | 0

Chloe Butt (8), a pupil at St. Andrews Primary School had a surprise last week when she was told that she had won a party for her year on the 3G Pitch at the KGV. Chloe was the winner of the GSPCA design a firework and bonfire poster competition which will be used in the GSPCA safety information for 2015.

Presenting the prize was Toby the dog accompanied by Steve Byrne, Manager of the GSPCA who commented "The lucky winner was Chloe and despite a large number of entries from other schools islandwide, it was two of her class mates that were awarded joint second place”.

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New GSPCA Firework Calendar to help pet owners in Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 10:36, 30th Oct, 2014 | 0

This week at the GSPCA we have launched a new calendar specifically to help pet owners and those affected by fireworks in Guernsey.

The calendar has been embedded in a number of our web pages and is dedicated to being a central location to check when there are firework displays in Guernsey.

Over the last few years when we have been made aware of firework events we have used our social media to help inform pet owners to help them prepare their animals and pets to reduce their stress and problems they can cause.

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Blondie the Hedgehog makes a lucky escape on Bonfires Eve

Submitted by GSPCA on 15:43, 5th Nov, 2013 | 0

Last night Geoff George Animal Collection Officer accepted a very lucky lady who has been named Blondie.

Blondie is an adult, female, Hedgehog and was found just after a Bonfire had been lite last night in the Castel area.

Thankfully the finder acted quickly and rushed the her to the GSPCA and despite some very minor injuries she has done well during her first night at the GSPCA.

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This November, Think Pet, Think Animal - FIREWORKS CAN TERRIFY

Submitted by GSPCA on 10:30, 20th Oct, 2013 | 0

Help us to continue to keep them safe!

Thankfully the incidents of animals being injured by fireworks & bonfires in Guernsey are few and far between; but we mustn’t get too complacent. Below are some basic guidelines that will enable you to help all of our furry and feathered friends to stay calm and safe on and around Bonfire night.

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Fireworks Frighten Animals

Submitted by GSPCA on 20:07, 1st Nov, 2012 | 0

Help us to continue to keep them safe!

Thankfully the incidents of animals being injured by fireworks & bonfires in Guernsey are few and far between; but we mustn’t get too complacent. Below are some basic guidelines that will enable you to help all of our furry and feathered friends to stay calm and safe on and around Bonfire night.

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GSPCA Working to Help Educate Pet Traders and Pet Owners

Submitted by GSPCA on 09:27, 24th Oct, 2012 | 1

The GSPCA is currently planning to approach various Pet Shops throughout the Island to see if working together could better the welfare of the animals sold in Pet Shops and help with general concerns from the public.  The welfare of animals within Pet Shops has always been a concern at the GSPCA and so the opportunity to work along side a responsible Pet Shops is a fantastic opportunity.

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