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Submitted by GSPCA on 16:20, 8th Jan, 2013 | 1
The GSPCA are asking for your help.
Now with two grey seal pups in our care we need your support in feeding these beautiful mammals.
Jethou Bumblebee who was rescued in November 2012 from Jethou and Hanois who was found in Pleinmont on Saturday are doing well but with Jethou Bumblebee eating 20 mackerel or herring a day and Hanois being weaned on to fish these grey seal pups need your help.
The GSPCA are looking to bulk buy the fish and if you would like to donate to the 'BIG FISH APPEAL' you can do so over the phone by calling 01481 257261, popping iinto the Shelter or on the paypal link below and please reference 'BIG FISH APPEAL'.
To see the story of Jethou Bumblebee please check out this short video from start to finish on how staff rescued him with a lot of help.
Today we are pleased to say that Jethou Bumblebee has been for his first swim on our pool at the GSPCA. Although keen for the fish he wasn't to keen at first jumping into the pool but once in he had a fantastic time.
Jethou Bumblebee will be allowed out onto the pool for longer periods each day to acclimatise him ready for his release in the spring.
Jethou Bumblebee has doubled his weight and doing well.
Geoff George Animal Collection Officer was pleased to say 'He wasn't keen at first coming out but with a couple of fish he made his own way to the pool and dived straight in.'
'He had a lovely time and it was great to see.'
'The best part was how long he could hold his breath for and this training will set him in good stead for when we release him.'
Here is a short video of Jethou Bumblebees first time in the pool.
To see the story of Hanois and his rescue please go to http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/hanois-grey-seal-pup-rescued-saturday-gspca-staff
To donate to our BIG FISH APPEAL call the Shelter on 01481 257261 or please click here with the reference 'BIG FISH APPEAL' and thank you for your support
To nominate and find out more about the Ceva Awards for Animal Welfare please go to - http://www.ceva.co.uk/en/Animal-Welfare-Awards/Ceva-Awards-for-Animal-Welfare-2013
Also there are the Petplan & ADCH Animal Charity Awards 2013 - Find out how to nominate here by going to https://www.petplan.co.uk/aboutpetplan/charity-awards-form.asp
To find out about the GSPCA Purple Week - Celebrating 140 years Caring for Animals in Guernsey 11th - 17th February and how you can join in.
Other events in 2013 planned are -
25th - 31st March GSPCA Cupcake Week - more details to follow.
4th April - World Stray Day - more details to follow
Saturday 6th June 2013 Itex Walk Guernsey - We are pleased that for 2013 we are one of the nominated charities benefiting from this years walk. To register and find out more click here for more details.
June 2013 - Summer Fayre and Dog Show - more details to follow
September 2013 - Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday - more details to follow
4th October - World Animal Day - more details to follow
Guided Tours are still on sale at the GSPCA Animal Shelter - for more details please click here
There are always animals at the GSPCA looking for good homes from farm birds to rabbits and to see many of them please click here. Felix in the video is our longest stay cat and really needs your help to find a new home.
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