Temperance the grey seal pup takes her first Spring dip at the GSPCA – Can you spare £5 to feed her a meal of fresh fish

Submitted by Steve on 15:43, 26th Mar, 2018 | 0

We are overjoyed to report that Temperance continues to improve at the GSPCA.

The injured and very poorly grey seal pup was rescued at Beaucette Marina last November has more than doubled her weight and today is in a pool at the GSPCA for the last stage of her rehabilitation.

Temperance was the thinnest grey seal pup to be rescued by the GSPCA and it has been a long road in her care to get her fit enough to get her to where she is today.


Channel Island seal pups still under intensive care at the GSPCA - see here to donate to their care

Submitted by Steve on 17:54, 1st Dec, 2017 | 0

For nearly two weeks Trevor and Temperance the Channel Island seal pups have been at the GSPCA.

Both pups are still in intensive care and receiving around the clock treatment and feeds.

Trevor at only 11.5kg from Jersey and Temperance the Guernsey seal pup rescued from Beaucette Marina at only 11kg are in an adjoining enclosure and both are currently cared for at the intensive care seal unit in the GSPCA wildlife building.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “Both pups continue on rehydration fluid feed and are under heat lamps and intensive care at the GSPCA.”


Jersey and Guernsey seal pups cared for together for the first time - please donate to their care

Submitted by Steve on 18:12, 21st Nov, 2017 | 0

Today a grey seal pup rescued in Jersey on Sunday at just 11.5kg has just arrived at the GSPCA in Guernsey.

Trevor as the 2 week old pup has been named has joined Temperance of a similar age at the GSPCA seal unit in Guernsey.

Both pups are around a quarter the weight they should weigh and both very weak so are in intensive care at the GSPCA.

The Jersey pup was rescued by the local branch of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue and was discovered severely underweight at L’Etacq.


Grey Seal Pup rescued today at Beaucette Marina called Temperance the thinnest we have seen at 11kgs - donate to her care here

Submitted by Steve on 13:49, 20th Nov, 2017 | 0

This morning the GSPCA team were called out to rescue a dehydrated, thin, young seal pup from Beaucette Marina.

'Temperance' ' as the grey seal pup of just two weeks has been called is the thinnest grey seal pup on record to be rescued by the GSPCA in Guernsey.

Spotted on the headland, GSPCA Ambulance Driver and Marine Mammal Carer Geoff George attended to the scene after a call from a member of public.

With no mother in site and the poor condition of the young animal Temperance was rescued and has just arrived at the GSPCA.


APPEAL - Sami the seal pup ready to go home - do you have a boat to help us take Sami to the Écréhous to be released?

Submitted by Steve on 10:17, 14th Jun, 2017 | 0

The GSPCA are extremely pleased to announce that Sami the grey seal pup rescued in Jersey by the JSPCA and British Divers Marine Life Rescue after months of care is ready to go back to where she belongs.

The GSPCA have been in discussions with the Jersey authorities to see if Sami could be released in the waters near to where she was found and we are overjoyed to announce that the we have permission for the first ever pan island rescued and rehabilitated grey seal pup is allowed to be released back into Jersey waters.


Sami the seal pup continues with her hungry appetite - see how you can help her care at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 12:11, 18th Feb, 2017 | 0

Sami the seal pup continues to improve at the GSPCA.

Sami was rescued on a beach in Jersey just after Christmas starving and unwell.

If she hadn’t have been rescued by the JSPCA and BDMLR volunteers she would have certainly perished.

Nearly two months on from her rescue we are pleased to report she is growing stronger each day and eating at least 20 to 30 mackerel and herring.

The team are extremely pleased with her progress at the GSPCA but she is some months off being strong enough and of a healthy weight to be released back to the wild.


Channel Island seal pup Sami needs your support - GSPCA Purple Week celebrating 144 years helping animals

Submitted by Steve on 12:37, 11th Feb, 2017 | 0

For the last 8 weeks the GSPCA have been caring for Sami the grey seal pup who was rescued sick and extremely thin at the end of December in Jersey.

We are pleased to report that Sami is growing stronger each day and eating fish extremely well.

Sami is still a long way off being ready to be released back to the wild and we are appealing for your support to help feed Sami.

Geoff George GSPCA Animal Collection Officer and head carer of marine mammals said "We are so pleased how Sami is doing and especially how well Sami is eating."


A sad day as Achilles the grey seal pup doesn't make it through his operation

Submitted by Steve on 00:05, 13th Dec, 2016 | 0

We are sad to report that despite keeping Achilles the grey seal pup alive since he was rescued on Saturday he sadly passed away during his operation earlier today.

Achilles had a number of ailments and injuries and required an operation and after two days of intensive care he was taken to the vets earlier today, sadly he didn't make it through the procedure.

All of the team and those involved did everything they could to help the rescued seal pup and all the team have been upset that we weren't able to save him.


Injured grey seal pup rescued at Petit Bot now at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 11:40, 10th Dec, 2016 | 0

At 7.45am this morning the GSPCA emergency number was called to an injured grey seal pup at Petit Bot.

GSPCA Volunteer Wardens Paul Duchemin and Neil Turner attended the scene were they were faced with a young male seal pup with a very nasty open injury to its back, weak and thin.

The pup was rescued and brought directly to the GSPCA Animal Shelter in St Andrews were it was been thoroughly checked over by local vet and GSPCA President John Knight and Animal Collection Officer and Marine Medic Geoff George.


Update on Poppy the grey seal pup at the GSPCA - can you help donate to her care

Submitted by Steve on 17:04, 25th Nov, 2016 | 0

Last week an extremely young grey seal pup with no mum in site was rescued in Alderney.

Poppy as she has been called is responding well to treatment and has made it through the first 12 days at the GSPCA.

The are now clear signs of her losing her white coat and we continue to do all we can to ensure she survives.

The GSPCA working with local vets have been giving Poppy around the clock intensive care in a heated isolated seal room at the Shelter and we are pleased to say she is now receiving fish as well as other treatments.