Submitted by Steve on 20:30, 5th Dec, 2019 | 0

Earlier today our Animal Collection Officer and GSPCA Head of Marine Mammals Geoff George was rescued a 2-3 day old Grey seal Pup from Grandes Rocques.

The very emaciated and poorly pup was nearly a quarter of the weight he should be for his age with no mother in sight.

At only 12kgs if the pup hadn’t been rescued it would have surely perished on our West Coast.

‘Crash’ as the young pup has been named is now receiving around the clock intensive care as it will need fluids and rehydration every 2 hours 24/7 to stablise it.

Geoff George said “we were called out just after lunch today to Grandes Rocques and it is likely that all this bad weather has separated the pup from its mother.”

“The pup is tiny and only 12kgs making it one of the smallest ever grey seal pups we have rescued.”

“We’ve called the pup ‘Crash’ which I’m looking forward to the media asking why.”

“We still have Andy in our care from last season as he has had a number of issues we have been helping him with in his rehabilitation.”

“It’s early days for Crash but we are doing everything we can for this very sick young grey seal pup at the GSPCA.”

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “Poor Crash is a very lucky seal pup and  we are now doing everything we can to get this pup back to health.”

“At only 12kgs Crash should be closer to 40kgs so we now have to work day and night to get this pup back to health.”

“We were hoping for a quiet seal pup season as we really want to start our Wildlife Hospital Build in the New Year so we can vastly improve our Wildlife facilities and we are appealing for support not just to help towards this much needed build but also for the seals in our care.”

“There are many ways to support from making a donation to Buying a Brick and anyone wanting to support our work we would love to hear from you.”

“A healthy seal pup should look like a fat maggot but those with skinny necks and ribs showing like Crash are those that are likely suffering and been separated from their mothers.”

“If you see a seal pup please ensure you keep a great distance and please do send us a picture whether they are healthy or not but any concerns call us 24/7 on 01481 257261.”

“You can see our full seal pup advice by visiting .”

“To donate to Andy and Crash the seals pup please visit - or “

“To find out more or discuss how you, your group or business could support the GSPCA you can pop in to the Shelter in St Andrews, call 01481 257261 or email me as we love chatting to those that wish to support our vital work.”

“Please help us help animals in Guernsey this Christmas.”

To help the work of the GSPCA this Christmas here are just a few ways and ideas -




You can donate via our page or create your own sponsored event or challenge -

To Buy a Brick in the new Wildlife Hospital and download a leaflet please click here -

To learn about the ‘Buy a Brick’ in the new Wildlife Hospital and find out more please click here -

To learn more about our biggest project, become an Exclusive Build Partner and support our Wildlife Hospital please visit

To donate to the animals in our care another via our paypal page -   

To donate to Andy and Crash the seals pup please visit -  or

To visit the Just Giving page raising funds for life saving Intensive Care Units please visit or to buy one directly for the Shelter please visit

To become an Angel Pen Pal Sponsor please visit -

To download a Corporate Angel Pen Pal form please click here  

If you would like to help at one of our upcoming events please give Michelle a call on 257261 or email

To see some of the animals looking for homes at the GSPCA please visit –

Another way to support us is our on site Charity Shop and refreshment area and to find out more please visit -

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

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

On Thursday 12th December 2019 at 630pm we have a volunteer induction evening and for more information and additional induction dates please visit or call 257261

To see our upcoming guided tours please visit -

To see our Wish List on our website please visit -

To visit our Amazon Wish list please visit -

For lots more ideas on how you can support the shelter and the animals in our care then please visit our fundraising page

To find out more on trips, talks and our education work please email or call 01481 257261



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