The JSPCA says the fraud of its disgraced former chief Stephen Coleman left it in a 'dire financial position', as he begins a jail sentence for fraud.
Stephen Coleman was sentenced to seven years in prisonfor defrauding the animal welfare charity out of £400,000.
He did this by misleading the pay clerk into awarding inflated amounts and doctoring committee minutes to suit him
Police described his 'arrogance and lack of empathy' during the investigation as 'remarkable', saying he showed no remorse for the crimes.
The charity says Coleman's actions left it in a 'dire financial position' as it contended with debts and high interest payments.
The Charity said it had been forced to make 'challenging financial decisions' over the past few years, but had always maintained its objective of caring for animals on the island.
The Court ruled that it would confiscate Coleman's assets to compensate the JSPCA for its losses.
Jersey's Charity Commissioner John Mills CBE says that governors of local charities should take the opportunity to make sure they cannot fall victim to fraud in the future.