Stray tortoise found near the PEH now at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 15:44, 12th Sep, 2016 | 0

On Friday 9th September a Herman tortoise was been rescued in near the Princess Elizabeth Hospital.

He is now in the care of the Shelter in a pen under the care of the team at the GSPCA.

The team have named him 'Micky' and we are appealing for the owner to please get in touch.

During Spring and Summer the GSPCA often see up to 30 male stray tortoise, although we rarely see females that are lost.

Yvonne Chauvel Senior Animal Care Assistant said "Poor Micky the stray tortoise that arrived on Friday was found near the PEH."

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Stray tortoise found on Ville Amphrey in St Martins now at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 22:03, 18th Jul, 2016 | 0

Today a large tortoise has been rescued in the road on Ville Amphrey in St Martins.

He is now in the care of the Shelter after sustaining an injury to his shell and resting in a pen under the care of the team at the GSPCA.

The team with the finder have named him 'Speedy' and we are appealing for the owner to please get in touch.

During Spring and Summer the GSPCA often see up to 30 male stray tortoise, although we rarely see females that are lost.

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Stray tortoise in today found on Gibauderie in St Peter Port

Submitted by Steve on 17:53, 27th May, 2015 | 0

Today another stray tortoise was found on the Gibauderie in St Peter Port.

If you live in the area and missing a tortoise please do get in touch.

'Riley' as staff and volunteers have named the male, adult Herman's tortoise is not chipped and we have had no reports of a missing tortoise.

Each year we see around 30 stray tortoise handed into the GSPCA and we find the owners for nearly every one.

Thankfully he is safe and warm at the GSPCA, but we are appealing for the owner to come forward.

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Stray tortoise found near the Grammar School on Sunday

Submitted by Steve on 17:50, 27th May, 2015 | 0

On Sunday a stray tortoise was found walking down road by Grammar School.

If you live in the area and missing a tortoise please do get in touch.

'Terry' as staff and volunteers have named the male, adult Herman's tortoise is not chipped and we have had no reports of a missing tortoise.

Each year we see around 30 stray tortoise handed into the GSPCA and we find the owners for nearly every one.

Thankfully he is safe and warm at the GSPCA, but we are appealing for the owner to come forward.

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After their great escapes two tortoise are back home

Submitted by Steve on 17:37, 16th May, 2015 | 0

We are always looking for happy endings at the GSPCA and this week we’ve had two tortoise success stories.

Last week two stray tortoise were found one near Oatlands and another in St Saviour’s.

We advertised them both on our web site and social media and thanks to our facebook page both owners saw their beloved pets and contacted us and were shortly after reunited.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “It was lovely to reunite both tortoise with their owners Monroe as we called her was actually Charlie and Hugo was actually called Troy.”

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Stray tortoise found on Oatlands Lane

Submitted by Steve on 16:43, 11th May, 2015 | 0

Earlier today another stray tortoise was brought into the GSPCA.

'Monroe' as staff and volunteers have named the adult tortoise was found on Oatlands Lane.

Monroe has a distinctive white patch on his shell.

Each year we see around 30 stray tortoise handed into the GSPCA and we currently have two strays at the Shelter.

If you think that this may be your lost tortoise then please call the GSPCA on 257261 or pop into the Animal Shelter in St Andrews.

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GSPCA Tortoise get their wake up call

Submitted by Steve on 17:31, 7th Mar, 2015 | 0

On site at the GSPCA we have four resident tortoise.

Some have found their way to us having been found as strays and others have come in after their owners sadly passing away.

Yesterday the last two tortoise were woken up from their hibernation with the warm spell that is due and spring on its way.

Hilda our oldest tortoise woke up some weeks ago on the coldest day of the year and decided that her sleep was long enough. Hilda is a 61 year old spur-thighed tortoise and wouldn't go into hibernation until early December.

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Winter Youngsters Safe and Sound in Guernsey but please watch out for those in need

Submitted by GSPCA on 09:10, 5th Dec, 2013 | 0

Despite the cold snap some of our wildlife and animals have continued to produce young here in Guernsey.

Only yesterday we were called to rescue two young pigeons which are now safe and warm in an Intensive Care Unit which was thanks to the Channel Island Christmas Lottery last year.

Also in the last month we have had two tortie and white kittens who have been called Sparkle and Glitter (we currently have a waiting list for homes looking for kittens) and a duckling which has been called Quack Quack.

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13 stray Tortoise so far in 2013 - Currently we have 2 still at the Shelter in search of their owners

Submitted by GSPCA on 11:26, 2nd Sep, 2013 | 0

This year we have seen 13 stray tortoise and currently we have 2 at the Shelter.

All 11 that came in earlier in the year are back with their owners but Ridley as he's been named above by Shelter staff and Fabian below both came in last week.

Ridley was found in the Camp du Roi area and Fabian was found at L'Ancresse.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said 'This year we have seen more stray Tortoise than ever before.'

'If anyone has lost any pet we always urge them to report it at the Shelter as we see anywhere between 50 and sometimes over 100 stray animals every month.'

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Missing a tortoise?

Submitted by GSPCA on 09:18, 15th Jul, 2013 | 0

Currently the GSPCA have 4 stray tortoise.

Last year we saw a total of nine stray tortoise and this year it looks like even more may be escaping and visiting the GSPCA.

If you have lost your tortoise or any animal please contact the GSPCA to log it with the Shelter on 01481 257261.

If you have lost or found any animal we have a web page full of hints and tips.  To visit it please

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