Magical as Hannah and Mambo last two 2018/19 Guernsey seal pups released back to the wild

Submitted by Steve on 15:36, 8th Aug, 2019 | 0

Just after lunch today the last two Guernsey seal pups from the last breeding season were released back into the wild.

Mambo who was rescued near Fort Doyle on the 4th February and Hannah was found near the Fairy Ring two weeks later and was the sixth seal pup to arrive into our care last winter.

It has been an extremely busy year for grey seal pups with two from Jersey and 4 rescued in Guernsey.

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Last two Guernsey seal pups at the GSPCA due to be released very soon and Andy makes improvements

Submitted by Steve on 16:56, 2nd Aug, 2019 | 0

It’s been a very busy year for grey seal pups and finally the last two Guernsey pups are ready for the wild.

It is planned to release Mambo and Hannah sometime next week and preparations are currently underway.

Once again we are looking to release both locally rescued pups on Jethou as we did for Sealia and Gully back in May.

All seal pups were extremely emaciated and would have likely perished if they hadn’t of been rescued which include two from Jersey.

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1st Guernsey seal pups of 2019 Sealia and Gully back in the wild

Submitted by Steve on 14:53, 21st May, 2019 | 0

Earlier today grey seal pups Sealia and Gully were returned back to their home waters.

Gully was rescued last November and Sealia early January, both were between a quarter to a third of the 40kgs they should have weighed for their age which was under a month old and extremely poorly, emaciated and in such ill health they wouldn’t have survived if they hadn't have been rescued.

They needed around the clock intensive care for many weeks and required tube feeding until they were strong enough to eat on their own.

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First Guernsey seal pups of 2019 to be released in #GSPCACupcakeWeek days ahead of our Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday

Submitted by Steve on 22:58, 20th May, 2019 | 0

Tomorrow (Tuesday 21st May 2019) seal pups Sealia and Gully will be released back in the waters where they belong.

Both were found close to death starving with a number of ailments and after months of care will be released on Jethou thanks to Island Rib Voyages and the kind team that live on Jethou.

This will leave two Guernsey seal pups Mambo and Hannah who improve daily and Andrew from Jersey.

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A Good Friday planned for Marty the grey seal pup back to his Jersey home waters

Submitted by Steve on 11:38, 18th Apr, 2019 | 0

After months of care and with good weather on our side the GSPCA plan to release Marty the seal pup back in the wild tomorrow.

With six seal pups the GSPCA have been the busiest it has ever been looking after what were all starving animals close to death when they were first rescued and we are delighted to announce the first is now ready to be returned to the wild.

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It is #InternationalSealDay please support our 6 seal by donating to their care and the Urgent Fish Appeal

Submitted by Steve on 10:57, 22nd Mar, 2019 | 0

Today is #InternationalSealDay and with our 6 seal pups at the GSPCA we really need your support.

We currently have an Urgent Fish appeal to help our seal pups for ideally mackerel or herring but any sea fish that has been caught in the last 3 months would be hugely appreciated.

Eating at least 20-30 fish each per day we are going through over 150 fish a day and with the recent rough weather many fishermen that support us have been unable to go out.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “Today is #InternationalSealDay and at the GSPCA we have 6 currently in our care.”

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URGENT FISH APPEAL With the stormy weather we need your help for fish for the seal pups at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 11:59, 19th Mar, 2019 | 0

We are pleased to report that all six seal pups are doing well and improving daily.

In fact when there is a break in the weather we are hoping to release Marty the grey seal pup back in Jersey where he was rescued.

The weather however is playing havoc with the fresh fish we require for the seal pups and despite deliveries in bulk with the sustained bad weather we have had recently our stock is starting to run low.

The GSPCA is currently appealing for fish caught in the last 3 months, ideally herring or mackerel but any whole sea fish would be much appreciated.

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Sixth and latest ever seal pup in the season to be rescued - please donate to Hannah and the other 6 seal pups at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 09:47, 17th Feb, 2019 | 0

Yesterday morning the GSPCA team were called out to yet another sick and very underweight grey seal pup.

The call came near the Fairy Ring and the team when they arrived were faced with an emaciated and very poorly young seal pup which was half the weight it should be.

The pup was quickly recued and transported to the GSPCA and the young pup at only a few weeks old should be over 40kgs and was just 20.6kg when rescued with no mother in site.

This takes the numbers of seal pups to the highest it has ever been in our long history.

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Sixth and latest ever seal pup in the season to be rescued - please donate to Hannah and the other 6 seal pups at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 09:47, 17th Feb, 2019 | 0

Yesterday morning the GSPCA team were called out to yet another sick and very underweight grey seal pup.

The call came near the Fairy Ring and the team when they arrived were faced with an emaciated and very poorly young seal pup which was half the weight it should be.

The pup was quickly recued and transported to the GSPCA and the young pup at only a few weeks old should be over 40kgs and was just 20.6kg when rescued with no mother in site.

This takes the numbers of seal pups to the highest it has ever been in our long history.

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4th seal pup rescued and now in the care of the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 20:24, 6th Jan, 2019 | 0

Yesterday afternoon the GSPCA rescued a 4th grey seal pup.

The very poorly pup was spotted just behind the pond on Route de Pulias, often called the Smelly Pond.

The GSPCA Volunteer Warden was the first to arrive on the scene before other GSPCA team members arrived to help the sick seal pup.

With 3 seal pups already in the care of the GSPCA, the team had to prepare for the 4th pup whilst ‘Sealia’ as she has been called was being rescued on the North West of Guernsey.

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