Submitted by Steve on 16:06, 20th Oct, 2017 | 0

This weekend across the Bailiwick the weather is set to put our animals and wildlife at risk.

Often during the autumn and winter months with the high winds and stormy weather makes it difficult for wild animals and birds to feed and rest.

Also with the high winds we have to ensure our pets and animals kept outside are safe and secure.

The GSPCA are asking those that live around and visit our coast to please watch out for injured animals in need as well as seal pups which can get separated from their mothers at this time of year especially when we see bad weather.

We have a number of web pages with wildlife advice or you can call 01481 257261 for help 24/7

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Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "With the awful stormy weather we have due we all have to prepare to ensure our pets and outside animals are safe as well as keep an eye out for wildlife in need."

"When the wind and waves are up, oil that has settled on the seabed can be churned up and can cause seabirds and other animals harm."

"Also we are at the start of the grey seal pup season and in bad weather they can often be separated from their mothers which can cause them to starve."

"We have some great web pages with advice on what to do if you see a seal pup which are being born at this time of year or oiled birds, although we are only a call away on 257261."

"With young seal pups the main piece of advice is to please not approach them as you can scare their mother away and if you see one to please call us on 257261 and we can make sure they are safe or give advice."

Geoff George GSPCA Animal Collection Officer said "Grey Seals may well be pupping over the next few weeks and with the stormy weather we are asking those out along the coast to take care and not get too close if you see any."

"Please do give us a call if you see a seal pup on 257261 as we can check it is well from a safe distance."

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager continues "For those out with dogs please don't let them approach seal pups as this can scare their mothers off and if they were to bite your dog and cause a nasty injury."

"As well as wildlife we have to ensure our own pets and animals are safe and secure with the high winds as we often see dogs escaping from gates being blown open to farm animals escaping."

"We are busy at the GSPCA ensuring our animals are safe and secure and we hope the winds aren't as high as they are predicted."

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