Joey the Jersey seal pup is strong enough to have his first dip in Guernsey water

Submitted by Steve on 16:00, 16th Dec, 2020 | 0

Today we are pleased to update that Joey the Jersey grey seal pup is doing so well that he has gone for his first dip in one of our rehabilitation pools at the GSPCA.

Geoff George Head of Marine Mammals at the GSPCA said  “After weeks in the intensive care room today Joey got his first swim and jumped straight in and has been in and out all day.”

“He is doing very well and being very naughty pulling whatever he can into the pool.”

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “Such great news that Joey has had his first dip in Guernsey water today at the GSPCA.”

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Extremely sad news as Dakota the seal pup passes away

Submitted by Steve on 11:05, 7th Dec, 2020 | 0

Last night the GSPCA team were devastated as Dakota the grey seal pup passed away.

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

Despite making it through the first night Dakota passed away late last night.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We are extremely saddened to have to let everyone know that Dakota the grey seal pup passed away last night.”

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Dakota the Guernsey seal pup rescued near the Fairy Ring

Submitted by Steve on 16:19, 6th Dec, 2020 | 0

Yesterday the GSPCA were called to a sighting of a grey seal pup.

GSPCA team member Sarah Langlois was the first on the scene to a thin, poorly grey seal pup at only a few weeks of age.

She immediately called Geoff George Head of Marine Mammals at the GSPCA who confirmed the pup was emaciated and in need of emergency care.

The pup was transported by the GSPCA Animal Ambulance yesterday afternoon from Pleinmont to the GSPCA seal facility in St Andrews where he has been receiving around the clock care and has been named Dakota.

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Joey the Jersey seal pup update after 2 weeks of care at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 16:18, 27th Nov, 2020 | 0

Two weeks ago British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) Jersey rescued a poorly seal pup spotted on Les Écréhous.

Joey at a very thin 18kgs was cared for over night at New Era Vets before being transported to Guernsey.

To donate to his care please visit https://giving.gg/donate/event/5876/GSPCA-Coronavirus-Emergency-Appeal

Geoff George Head of Marine Mammals at the GSPCA said “Joey continues to improve and we are caring for him around the clock.”

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Joey the Jersey seal pup loses his white coat and doing well after his first week

Submitted by Steve on 12:18, 18th Nov, 2020 | 0

Last week British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) Jersey rescued a poorly seal pup spotted on Les Écréhous.

Joey at a very thin 18kgs was cared for over night at New Era Vets before being transported to Guernsey.

To donate to his care please visit https://giving.gg/donate/event/5876/GSPCA-Coronavirus-Emergency-Appeal

Geoff George Head of Marine Mammals at the GSPCA said “Joey was extremely thin when he arrived but remains very feisty which is a good sign.”

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Joey the poorly Jersey seal pup now at the GSPCA thanks to BDMLR Jersey and New Era Vets

Submitted by Steve on 12:18, 10th Nov, 2020 | 0

During the early hours of this morning Joey the Jersey grey seal pup was transported thanks to the paper boat to Guernsey where he was greeted by Head of Marine Mammals Geoff George.

Rescued by the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) Jersey after reports of a poorly seal pup spotted on Les Écréhous.

Joey at a very thin 18kgs was cared for over night at New Era Vets and transported to Guernsey in the early hours of this morning.

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Marty is the second very poorly Jersey seal pup to arrive at the GSPCA in a month

Submitted by Steve on 15:51, 11th Dec, 2018 | 0

Today has been a very busy day as a second poorly seal pup from Jersey has arrived at the GSPCA.

Marty as he has been named was rescued by the Jersey British Divers Marine Life Rescue yesterday on Green Island beach.

He spent the night at New Era Vets and was transported kindly by Blue Islands from Jersey to Guernsey.

He is only 18kgs and appears much older than Andrew that arrived last month form Jersey.  Despite being 6 to 8 weeks of age he has a number of ailments from a chest infection to his emaciated condition.

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The GSPCA are devastated to report that Rocco the grey seal pup sadly passes away

Submitted by Steve on 08:00, 22nd Jun, 2017 | 0

This morning the GSPCA have been devastated to find that Rocco the Jersey grey seal pup who was rescued on Sunday by the BDMLR team, arrived in Guernsey on Tuesday and has been under the care of the team and the vets passed away in the early hours of this morning.

Rocco was rescued the same afternoon that Sami the Jersey seal pup was released back in her home waters.

This is the first ever grey seal pup the GSPCA has had rescued and come into care in the middle of the summer which is extremely unseasonal and never been seen before.

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Grey seal pup rescued hours after Sami is released in Jersey by the British Divers Marine Life Rescue Medics on route to GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 13:31, 20th Jun, 2017 | 0

On Sunday the team all enjoyed releasing Sami the seal pup back into Jersey waters near to where she was rescued back in December.

No-one could have forseen that the Jersey British Divers Marine Life Rescue team who helped Sami and watched her swim free would hours later be rescuing another grey seal pup in need at such an unseasonal time of year.

The young pup has a number of health problems, a lot of nasal discharge and very underweight for its age so has been in the care of New Era Vets and is currently on route to the GSPCA.

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Momentous occasion as Sami the first ever Channel Island seal pup to be released in Jersey after being rehabilitated in Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 00:29, 19th Jun, 2017 | 0

Fathers Day has been a very special time for one youngster at the GSPCA.

Sami the grey seal pup who was rescued in Jersey on a cold winters beach close to death at just over 13kgs by the Jersey British Divers Marine Life Rescue Medics has had a long road to recovery.

Less than a third of what she should have weighed at two weeks of age the grey seal pup was extremely lucky to survive.

After her initial first aid in Jersey Sami was flown to Guernsey where she was initially tube fed and treated every two hours day and night.

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