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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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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Iris the most unseasonal grey seal pup arrives at the GSPCA after being rescued by BDMLR in Jersey

Submitted by Steve on 10:11, 14th Jun, 2018 | 0

With only a matter of weeks before Temperance the seal pup is planned to be released the GSPCA received a seal pup from Jersey in the early hours of this morning.

‘Iris’ as the grey seal pup has been named, was rescued yesterday in Jersey which is completely out of season to when grey seals are born and are rescued.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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Sami the seal pup improves daily but sadly Johnathan passes away after around the clock care

Submitted by Steve on 15:47, 1st Feb, 2017 | 0

The team at GSPCA although are pleased to report that Sami the grey seal pup continues to improve we sadly lost Johnathan earlier this week.

Both seal pups were rescued and transported to Guernsey by the wonderful volunteers in Jersey from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue with the very kind help from those at Blue Islands and both airport staff.

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A conger eel not a baby seal but here is advice on what to do if you see a sick seal pup from the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 15:24, 5th Oct, 2016 | 0

Every Autumn the shores of the Bailiwick see grey seal pups being born, and the GSPCA are issuing advice today to help prepare islanders and those walking our shores.

On the weekend we were called out to what was thought to be an injured seal pup, but instead of finding a seal our Ambulance Volunteer Warden Suzy Rose was sadly faced with a dead conger eel that had been washed up.

It was reported locally in the media that we had rescued and were caring for a seal pup at the GSPCA, although this is not true as the conger eel that we were called out to had passed away.

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Bonnie the grey seal pup 4 weeks on

Submitted by Steve on 15:31, 12th Feb, 2016 | 0

Nearly 4 weeks ago the GSPCA were called out to rescue an emaciated grey seal pup.

We are pleased to report that Bonnie is doing very well and is putting on weight each and every day.

Her thin body and neck is putting on that much needed fat and she is eating extremely well going through 3-4kg of fresh fish every day.

Still under weight for her age it will be at the very least 6 weeks or so before she is fit, fat and well enough to be put back in the wild.

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10 days on and Bonnie the seal pup is doing better than we could have hoped

Submitted by Steve on 10:57, 26th Jan, 2016 | 0

10 days ago grey seal pup 'Bonnie' was rescued on the south coast at the base of a steep cliff.

At only 14kgs she was without doubt the sickest pup we have ever seen at the GSPCA.

The team at the GSPCA are pleased to update that she is doing well and now on solid fish and has become a very hungry lady.

After around the clock tube feeding, medications, vet treatment and a blended fresh fish feed she is now managing whole fish on her own.

Although still very early days in her rehab she appears to be putting on weight and growing in strength day by day.

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