ADVICE FOR DOG OWNERS - With only a week until beach restrictions for dogs on beaches please take care due to palm oil sighted

Submitted by Steve on 14:29, 24th Apr, 2017 | 0

In recent years each winter dog owners are warned to keep pets away from any oily white substances they may find on local beaches. This month the same substance has been spotted once again on Channel Island beaches and the GSPCA are asking dog owners to take care when along the coast.

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States of Guernsey Charitable Giving Review - please take a few minutes to complete the survey

Submitted by Steve on 15:11, 8th Mar, 2017 | 0

This public consultation by the States of Guernsey is part of the Charitable Giving Review being led by the Policy & Resources Committee in partnership with the Association of Guernsey Charities and the Guernsey Community Foundation.

The purpose of this consultation is to understand the community's views on:

  • Donating money to charities including payroll giving; and
  • Tax relief on money given to charities.

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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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New Animal Welfare Law to come into effect on the 1st July 2014

Submitted by Steve on 17:59, 27th Jun, 2014 | 0

The first phase of the long awaited Animal Welfare (Guernsey) Ordinance 2012 will come into effect on 1st July 2014, replacing a number of pieces of legislation that have provided protection in the past.

The initial phase will introduce the new principle of a ‘duty of care’ to all animals.  This is based on the five freedoms which before now have been used as guidance for Welfare Charities but will now be a legal requirement of all pet owners. 

The five freedoms are:

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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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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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The GSPCA is taking part in the Oil Spill Preparedness Plans tested for wildlife this week

Submitted by GSPCA on 12:05, 10th Sep, 2013 | 0

 Oil spill training for wildlife organisations and those involved in helping to alleviate the effects on wildlife of a major oil pollution incident will take place  at  the   Guernsey Society Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA) as part of the States of Guernsey preparedness measures on Wednesday 11th  September 2013.

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