Submitted by Steve on 20:19, 21st Jan, 2021 | 0

In the early hours today the GSPCA team were devastated as Blaze the grey seal pup passed away.

Found emaciated, with a number of ailments and injuries Blaze had been receiving treatment and around the clock care.

Despite making it through the first few nights Blaze passed away early this morning.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We are extremely saddened to have to let everyone know that Blaze the grey seal pup passed away early this morning.”

“Being found so thin and unwell on Sunday the team and especially Head Of Marine Mammals Geoff had been working around the clock to care for Blaze, but she was extremely poorly and she passed away in the early hours.”

“It is devastating when an animal passes away as we all care so much for each of the animals in our care.”

“We still have Joey and Ellie the Jersey seal pupa and local pup Titan and all are doing well.”

“With such difficult times we really need your support and to donate to our work and the care of these seals and other animals please call 01481 257261, at the GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey GY6 8UD or online .”

“To help ensure we can help animals 24/7 why not become a regular sponsor to help animals like Joey especially during these extremely difficult days and to find out more please visit .”

“We really couldn’t do so much without your support and every penny really helps make a difference.”

“As we keep sharing we are in the seal pup season now in the Channel Islands and if you see a seal pup please do not approach it but do take a picture and send it in and give us a call so we know where they are and assess they are okay.”

“By approaching a seal pup you could scare its mother away and put the pup at risk so please keep a very safe distance and do not allow your dogs anywhere near them.”

“For advice on what to do if you find injured wildlife please visit or call us 24/7 on 01481 257261.”

“Finally thank you to all that have supported our work at the GSPCA.”

In line with States of Guernsey advice please DO NOT visit the GSPCA if have been outside of the Bailiwick of Guernsey in line with their advice or have any symptoms of Coronavirus and we continue visits to the Shelter for only essential reasons and to please call us on 01481 257261 or email before your trip to see if we can help without you coming to the Shelter. For the latest information and advice please visit 

The GSPCA continues with all essential services and we plane to phase other services back into operation and to find out more please visit -

With huge challenges on our resources and a drop in income from boarding and donations please help us help animals in Guernsey with our #GSPCACoronavirusCrisisAppeal by donating online via -

During these difficult times help us help animals in need. From donating to Sponsoring a Pen, Buying a Brick for the much needed Wildlife Hospital to our Amazon and main page Wish List, holding a mufti day to a sponsored Christmas dip, here are some of the ways you could help give animals joy.



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