Only 7 days left to nominate - Ceva Animal Welfare Award 2015
Only a week left to nominate - could you vote for someone in Guernsey for an Animal Welfare Award with Ceva for their work, commitment or volunteering contributions.
We are blessed with many volunteers and committed individuals that help across the Bailiwick of Guernsey in animal welfare around the clock every day.
The categories to nominate are -
Chris Laurence Vet of the Year Award (in association with The Veterinary Times) This award is to recognise a veterinary surgeon working in practice that follows the footsteps of Chris by educating pet owners and consistently demonstrating their commitment to the continued improvement of animal welfare.
VN Times Welfare Nurse of the Year Award (in association with Vet Nursing Times) This award is to give recognition to a veterinary nurse working in practice who has shown real commitment to improving and championing excellent animal welfare within their practice.
Charity Professional of the Year Award (in association with PDSA) This award is for an individual who works within a charity organisation who is consistently driven to perform to the best of their ability, with the single minded goal of helping save and improve the lives of animals in need.
Charity of the Year Award (in association with Your Dog and Your Cat magazines) This award is for an awe inspiring team whose drive and passionate dedication has changed the lives of animals for the better. Improving the standard of animal welfare wherever they can, tirelessly promoting and championing their cause.
Volunteer of the Year Award (in association with Blue Cross) This award is for someone who, through their amazing dedication and tenacity has helped improve animal welfare and who in their own free time goes above and beyond the call of duty to improve the lives of animals either in the UK or internationally.
Farm Animal Welfare of the Year Award (in association with NADIS and RABI) This award is for someone who works within the farming industry, and who strives to provide or encourage high standards of ethical and compassionate farm animal welfare. We want to award someone who has made a tangible difference to the welfare of farm animals through direct action or through education awareness.
International Cat Welfare of the Year Award (in association with International Cat Care) This award is for someone working internationally and not in paid employment by a charity. We are looking for someone who has provided voluntary help with a feline welfare project and in so-doing have contributed towards making sustainable local changes.
Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "The Ceva Animal Welfare Awards are a wonderful way in celebrating and recognising the wonderful animal welfare work that goes on every day and we would love Islanders to think of individuals they could nominate to recognise their work here in Guernsey."
"From the Vet of the Year to the Volunteer of the Year, Farm Animal Welfare Award to Vet Nurse of the Year there are some great categories to show your appreciation to some of the outstanding individuals that make a real difference to animals lives."
"We use and sell a variety of products from Ceva to help the animals in our care and if anyone is interested in finding out more then please pop into our Shop area or call 01481 257261."
"The closing date is next Tuesday, so there is only 7 days to make your nomination."
To see the current prices of the ADAPTIL or Feliway products at the GSPCA please click here.
For more information about Ceva and the Awards and to nominate please go to - http://www.cevawelfareawards.com/tablet/nomination-form.html
Closing date is January 13th 2015.
Having launched in 2000, Ceva Animal Health markets pioneering animal health products in the livestock, swine, equine and companion animal sectors.
Ceva is committed to carrying out research and trials to improve veterinary and animal owner knowledge.
They pride themselves on the relationships they have forged within the UK’s leading animal charities and key opinion leaders. They support the veterinary professional and owners with education through hard-hitting and innovative marketing campaigns and CPD.
Ceva is a company that acknowledges and rewards those who work to improve the welfare and care of animals, which is why they have created the Ceva Awards for Animal Welfare. They are approaching their third year of this successful endeavor to formerly recognise and thank those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.
This week pop in the GSPCA Pop Up Shop in Smith Street thanks to OSA Recruitment
The GSPCA are extremely grateful to OSA Recruitment for the opportunity to take up residence in the their Pop Up Shop in Smith Street.
From 9am until 5pm Monday 19th until Saturday 24th January the shop will be open selling both new and donated goods for you and your pets.
You can find out about the events for the GSPCA in 2015 and even see those animals in need of homes.
From clothes and bric-a-brac to dog coats and cat treats there will be a variety of goods on sale to help raise funds for animals in Guernsey.
GSPCA team member Helen Holmes will be there with volunteers all this week.
GSPCA hoody top Animal Shelter Guernsey
If you would like to volunteer and help Helen would love to hear from you.
Helen Holmes said "This is our sixth time in the Pop Up Shop and we are extremely thankful to the team at OSA Recruitment for inviting us back."
"The Pop Up Shop for the GSPCA isn't just about raising funds, but also speaking to those interested in volunteering, our Build Partnership appeal and also trying to find animals good homes as well as promoting our services and many events."
"If you can spare a few hours to help me at the Pop Up Shop please call the Animal Shelter on 257261 or pop in the shop."
Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "2015 is a huge year for us at the GSPCA with the biggest ever build taking place to rebuild 5 of our structures at the Animal Shelter."
"The funds raised at the OSA Pop Up Shop will not only help towards our Redevelopment Plan , but also helps towards the £2000 a day it costs to run the GSPCA."
"Last year we had over 3000 animals through the doors at the GSPCA."
For further information please call 01481 257261 or email email@example.com
Could you or your business become a GSPCA Exclusive Build Partner?
What is the objective of the GSPCA Build Partner programme?
The Build Partner programme is designed to meet the building costs associated with our new £1.3 million multi-purpose animal welfare building. The building is to replace five existing structures that have become unusable with age.
Our new building incorporates a welfare cattery, quarantine and isolation facilities, a secure transfer location while also providing logistical and organisational spaces and facilities for the day to day running of the GSPCA.
How does the GSPCA Build Partner programme work?
it is a simple partnership designed to meet the funding requirements for the new welfare building
500 individuals or corporate partners
join for a 5 year partnership donating £520 annually
What benefits do I gain as a GSPCA Build Partner?
the knowledge that you are actively supporting animal welfare and the community
the first 25 GSPCA Build Partners to register will be entered into a draw to lay the first foundation stone
one Build Partner will be selected by draw to help complete the topping out
V.I.P. invitation to the opening of the new facilities
exclusive rights to use the GSPCA Build Partner logo
updates on the progress of the new building
should you wish, a personal / corporate profile on the GSPCA website
recognition of your support within the new building if desired
How do I become a GSPCA Build Partner?
simply complete the Deed of Covenant and Standing Order details and let us take care of the rest
GSPCA Animal Welfare Sea Front Sunday 13th September
After the success of last years Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday we are pleased to announce we have our fourth this year.
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On the 13th September 2015 10am to 4pm the GSPCA will be organising a day to celebrate the animals in Guernsey and all the wonderful work that is done to care for them.
We are extremely grateful to all those that made last years day such a great success and we are hoping this years will be bigger and better.
There will be stalls and fun for all the family - all with an animal theme.
Fancy dress to mascot racing, childrens games to lots of food, a fun dog show to an animal less animal show, arts and crafts to a wheelie bin race, doggy dancing workshop and so much more........
This years Giant Animal Mascot Race can be entered as an individual or enter in the team event. All proceeds for this years race will help animals in Guernsey at the GSPCA so you can help support a great local charity, whilst having a lot of fun. Links to the Giant Animal Mascot Suits coming soon
There are lots of people that we would like to thank for their help and support to make this an amazing day out for all the family and listed below are just a few of them.
The day starts from 10am and will take place along the Sea Front in St Peter Port and there are a variety of events and activities through the day.
To go to the events facebook page or twitter link please click on the logo below
Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday Twitter link
Would like a pitch?Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday
We are looking for charities to run stalls representing their organisation showing their involvement with animals or with an animal theme. Also businesses that feel they play a valuable part in animal welfare such as vets. If you have an art and crafts business you are also welcome.
To download a stall or pitch application form please
Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday Application Form
Applications must be returned by the 31st August but we urge all stall holders to ensure applications are in by the 15th July.
Would you like to help sponsor the day?
We are looking for individuals or businesses that would like to help sponsor the day please contact Steve Byrne on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01481 257261 for more details.
Fun Dog Show
There will be a dog show (time to be confirmed) with 13 classes. This is a fun dog show and is open to any breed of dog.
Best 6 legs Best doggy family (2 or more living in same household)
Best male puppy (2yrs and under)
Best female puppy (2 years and under)
Best Fancy Dress
Most Handsome dog
Show us a trick Golden Oldies (7 yrs +)
Entries are £1 a class. Please enter your dog on the day.
Childrens Animal Fancy Dress Competition
Again there will be holding a childrens animal themed fancy dress competition (time to be confirmed).
If you forget your costume there will be a face and nail painter on hand to decorate you or your child.
This will take place at the race area for the Giant Animal Race between the Crown Pier and Town Church.
Giant Animal Mascot It's a Knock Out for the GSPCA
Once again we will be holding a Giant Animal Mascot Race but this year there are a few twists.
This is open to mascots and individuals prepared to dress as an animal.
We are asking businesses, pubs, individuals or anyone as a team of 4 or an individual.
Don't worry about what to wear we will provide the Giant Animal Mascot suit.
To join in the team race which will be a little like 'It's A Knockout' we are asking you to raise funds for the Shelter for a team or the same if you would like to race individually..
All the money raised will go towards helping animals in Guernsey.
This sponsorship will cover the cost of the animal outfit, an advert in our Summer and Autumn Newsletter, allow you to put a banner up on the day and be part of a fun fund raising event.
We are looking to have a Deputies Race, Media Race and a Fancy Dress Childrens Race and if you know of anyone that would like to take part please do get in touch.
We would also love to hear from schools that may like to get involved.
To view all of the Giant Animal Mascot Suits please keep an eye open on this and our animal page
Application and sponsor forms coming soon or to register please email email@example.com
Corporate sponsors and businesses get to choose their suits or if they wish to provide their own it must be an animal and we still require the application form completed with the minimum sponsorship.
There are lots of events happening during the Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday from a fun dog show, arts and crafts stalls, live music, bouncy castles, kids games, food stalls, picture competitions, doggy dancing and much more
This is the fourth year the event has taken place and in previous years we have seen Bernard, Daniel the Island FM Donkey and Roary the GFC Lion and over 70 other competitors.
Mascot Racing in Guernsey with Roary the GFC Lion, Daniel the Donkey from Island FM, Bernard the GSPCA Mascot and animal friends
For any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday
There will be a stall where you or your child can make Pupcakes. For just £1 you can make and decorate your very own dog treat cake using a variety of treats and dog food. These will be judged to choose the best, the healthiest and the judges favourite in differing age groups.
Animal Selfie Show (photo show of your animals)
Not got a dog you can bring down, but own a pet then this is your chance to take part in a show without the need to bring them along.
We are asking pet owners to take pictures of their pets and for a donation per class you can enter your cat, rabbit, horse, donkey, stick insect, tortoise, whatever it may be into a virtual pet show.
There is even a chance to win with pictures of wildlife you may have taken.
It all takes place on 13th September as part of our Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday.
Every picture will be considered for each class and they are:
1. Happiest Pet Selfie
2. Cutest Pet Selfie
3. Pet with the most toys Selfie
4. Funniest looking Pet Selfie
5. Pet with the most friends Selfie
6. Pet that looks most like its owner Selfie
7. Best Mammal Selfie
8. Best Reptile Selfie
9. Best Fish Selfie
10. Biggest Looking Pet Selfie
11. Smallest Looking Pet Selfie
12. Best Fancy Dressed Pet Selfie
13. Smartest Looking Pet Selfie
14. Least Intelligent Looking Pet Selfie
15. Best Guernsey WIldlife Picture
16. Judges favourite
You can enter by sending your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org or by popping them on our facebook page by clicking here and online entries close at 12pm Saturday 12th September.
Or please bring them down on the day. Judging will be after 2.30pm on the day.
With each picture please ensure you add the animals name/description and your contact details please.
To make a donation for your animal selfie entry please follow the paypal link below.
Also on the day please take animal selfies on the day for a special competition which will be judged after the event. You can enter these on the twitter with the hash tag #AnimalSunday or again on our facebook page.
To find our twitter pages please go to @GSPCA or @Seafront_Sunday
To visit the page on our Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday on the 13th September please click here.
Best In Show
Between the Dog Show and the Animal Less Show the judge will choose the Best In Show.
During the Seafront Sunday there will be a very special award to someone that has made a real impact to Animal Welfare, don't miss it to find out who this special person is.
If you, your group, business or school would like to volunteer and help on the day please email email@example.com
If you are wanting to get involved, take part or know more then please contact GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne 01481 257261 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep an eye on this page as we update it with more information.
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We need your help to make our wishes come true - Could you help donate equipment for our new Animal Building
We are very excited to be moving into our new Multi Purpose Animal Welfare Building and we now need to kit the facility out with equipment and items to help care for the animals that will be housed within the facility.
From a feed trolley to mop buckets there are many items on our Wish List that we are looking for.
You can see all of the items that we are would love to have at the GSPCA and more by going to our Amazon Wish List, but don't forget many of the items can be purchased locally and donated to the Shelter.
Every day the GSPCA faces challenges and to keep up with the many demands we are always looking at ways in which we can ensure we can look after the 200 to 300 animals in our care.
We never know quite what we will need to rescue or care for and that means at the Shelter we are always looking for support and equipment.
We launched our Amazon Wish List over 2 years ago and we all love it when items arrive that we desperately need.
From animal feed to bowls to litter trays, a new dryer to cleaning equipment there are many items to choose to donate.
We are slowly moving into the new facility and to run it efficiently we would love to have new equipment to help clean the many animal enclosures.
Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "The new build is looking great nd we have been busy trialing different sections to ensure it all works."Amazon wish list for the GSPCA Animal Shelter in Guernsey
"We are appealing for equipment to help us care for the many animals that will be housed in the fantastic new facility."
"We are hugely grateful to everyone that donates through our Amazon Wish List and its a great way to donate something directly that we really need."
Anna Paint Senior Animal Care Assistant said "We've had all sorts of items though our Amazon Wish List from honey for the hedgehogs to cat toys and we have just added ma