Submitted by Steve on 13:21, 4th Oct, 2017 | 0

World Animal Day is celebrated each year on October 4. It started in Florence, Italy in 1931 at a convention of ecologists. On this day, animal life in all its forms is celebrated, and special events are planned on locations all over the globe. 4 October was originally chosen for World Animal Day because it is the feast day of Francis of Assisi, a nature lover and patron saint of animals and the environment. Numerous churches throughout the world observe the Sunday closest to 4 October with a Blessing for the Animals.

However, World Animal Day has now gone beyond being the celebration of a Christian saint and is today observed by animal-lovers of all beliefs, nationalities and backgrounds. Animal blessings are held in churches, synagogues, and by independent Animal Chaplains in parks and fields.  Animal rescue shelters hold fundraising events and open days, wildlife groups organize information displays, schools undertake animal-related project work and individuals and groups of friends or co-workers donate to animal charities or pledge to sponsor a shelter animal.

At the GSPCA we help over 3000 wild animals and domestic through the doors every year and we currently have over 500 in our care.
This Summer has been one of the busiest we have ever experienced in terms of numbers of animals from nearly 80 guinea pigs with ring worm to at its peak over 130 hedgehogs in our care.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “It is amazing the numbers of animals we help every day here at the GSPCA but we couldn’t do so much without the support of the public and local businesses.”

“Today is World Animal Day and with over 500 animals in our care we are always appealing for support and help with the work we carry out 24/7 from donating towards the animals in our care, finding them new homes, helping volunteer with our work and I many other ways.”

“If you would like to support our work then you can donate and find out more online, call us on 257261, pop into the Shelter in St Andrews, email admin@gspca.org.gg or by post GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, GY6 8UD.”

"Our next big event to help the many animals in our care is our 1960’s & Masquerade Ball at The Farmhouse Hotel Saturday 11th November 2017 in aid of the GSPCA and with only a few left please book soon to avoid disappointment and to find out more please visit www.gspca.org.gg/blog/gspca-ball-november-farmhouse-–-only-few-tables-left."

If you would like to find out more on how you can support the shelter and the animals in our care then please visit our fundraising page www.gspca.org.gg/fundraising

Another way to support us is our on site Charity Shop and refreshment area and to find out more please visit - http://www.gspca.org.gg/page/gspca-onsite-charity-shop

If your group or business would like to find out about spending a day at the Shelter please go to -

http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/corporate-and-group-days

For other ways your business can help us here at the GSPCA please go to -

http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/how-your-business-can-help-gspca-corporate-sponsorship

If you would like to volunteer then to find out more details here -

http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/volunteers

To find out our opening hours and when you can visit some of the animals in our care please visit  http://www.gspca.org.gg/page/gspca-opening-visiting-times

To see some of the animals looking for homes please visit - http://www.gspca.org.gg/animals

To donate to the many animals in our care please visit

Click here to donate to the GSPCA

To find out more regarding our Angel Sponsorship Scheme please click here.

To donate to the many animals in our care please visit

Click here to donate to the GSPCA

To donate via giving.gg to help animals at the GSPCA please click here

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TURTLE APPEAL - Help fly Olivia the loggerhead turtle from Guernsey to Gran Canaria

 

 

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If you would like to fund raise or help the GSPCA please contact the GSPCA on 01481 257261 or email stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg

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There are many ways to support the work of the GSPCA and you can even donate online by clicking the paypal link below.

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By post cheques payable to 'GSPCA' - GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey, GY6 8UD

Or by phone 01481 257261.

To find out more regarding our Angel Sponsorship Scheme please click here.

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