Bonnie the grey seal pup a week on the road to recovery but a long way to go - could you donate to her & the 300 GSPCA animals

Submitted by Steve on 12:07, 22nd Jan, 2016 | 0

Nearly a week ago a very sick and injured grey seal pup was rescued on the South coast of Guernsey.

Bonnie has she has been named is without doubt the weakest seal pup ever to be rescued by the GSPCA and the team were overjoyed that she survived the rescue and the first few days.

At only 14kg at time of rescue Bonnie was 26kg lighter than she should be for her age which was only around 2 weeks old.

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Extremely sick and weak Grey Seal Pup rescued at Corbier now at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 09:21, 18th Jan, 2016 | 0

On Saturday the GSPCA rescued the first sick seal pup in nearly 2 years.

After what was a fairly mild Winter last year many birds and animals have had a much harder season this year with dozens of oiled sea birds being rescued over the last few weeks.

Geoff George Animal Collection Officer was called out on Saturday to what was reported to be a seal pup at Corbier.

When Geoff arrived at the scene he was faced with a steep climb and without doubt one of the thinnest pups we have ever rescued.

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As the bad weather continues and grey seal pups due - advice on what to do if you see a sick seal pup from the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 09:47, 18th Nov, 2015 | 0

Every Autumn the shores of the Bailiwick see grey seal pups being born, and the GSPCA are issuing advice today because of the inclement weather we have seen recently.

The earliest seal we have rescued in recent years was Jethou Bumblebee who was found during the last week of November back in 2012.

During the last few winters the GSPCA have rescued four Grey Seal Pups in total.  Two in 2013/14 Eden and Trinity and the previous winter Jethou Bumblebee and Hanois.

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Seal pup advice after first call of the season

Submitted by Steve on 17:36, 1st Dec, 2014 | 0

Every Autumn the shores of the Bailiwick see grey seal pups being born, and the GSPCA are issuing advice today on what to do especially with inclement weather we have seen recently.

We had our first potential call on the weekend and the earliest seal we have rescued in recent years was Jethou Bumblebee who was rescued during the last week of November back in 2012.

In the last two years at the GSPCA we have rescued four Grey Seal Pups in total.  Two last Winter Eden and Trinity and the previous year Jethou Bumblebee and Hanois.

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Second seal pup rescued in 24 hours

Submitted by GSPCA on 16:52, 10th Jan, 2014 | 0

Today the GSPCA rescued a second sick seal pup in less than 24 hours since the last.

Eden as she has been fondly named was seen earlier this afternoon in Havelet Bay on the Castle Pier next to Castle Cornet and was reported to the Animal Shelter.

Geoff George Animal Collection Officer rushed to the scene and arrived just after 2pm where he was faced with one of the thinnest pups we have had in many years.

Geoff quickly restrained the very ill pup and transported her to the GSPCA Wildlife Unit.

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Wild Weather affects its first seal pup of 2014 in Guernsey

Submitted by GSPCA on 11:54, 9th Jan, 2014 | 0

Yesterday the GSPCA received calls along the south coast of a Grey Seal Pup which was first we believe seen in L'Eree.

At 4pm we had a call from Jamie Hooper who's from conservation group La Société Guernesiaise which had the pup reported to him at Pezeres Point.

Jamie was concerned for the pup and contacted us here at the GSPCA where we launched the rescue.

Geoff George Animal Collection Officer and Sarah Creasey the Education and Welfare Officer attended the scene where they found a very thin 3 week old grey seal pup.

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Bad Weather puts Seal Pups at risk this time of year - Please Watch for them around our coastline

Submitted by GSPCA on 14:55, 23rd Oct, 2013 | 0

Every Autumn the shores of the Bailiwick see Grey Seal pups being born and the GSPCA are issuing advice today on what to do especially with the rough weather that we currently have.

Last year the GSPCA rescued two Grey Seal Pups which were called Jethou Bumblebee and Hanois.

Fortunately both were rescued in time and were able to be rehabilitated at the GSPCA in Guernsey.

Earlier this Spring they were released back in the wild on Jethou and we have had regular sightings of them which certainly warmed the hearts of the GSPCA team.

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Two months since their release and seal pups Hanois and Jethou Bumblebee have been spotted once again

Submitted by GSPCA on 08:48, 18th Jun, 2013 | 0

Nearly 2 months to the day since the grey seal pups Jethou Bumblebee and Hanois were released by the GSPCA back into local waters and a month since they were last spotted we are pleased to announce that the residents of Jethou spotted them once again back in the bay where they were released yesterday afternoon.

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Jethou Bumblebee & Hanois the rescued grey seal pups back in the wild

Submitted by GSPCA on 10:15, 18th Apr, 2013 | 0

Yesterday GSPCA Shelter staff and a volunteer boat crew had a wonderful site.

After months of care and rehabilitation Jethou Bumblebee and Hanois the two grey seal pups that were rescued during the winter around Guernsey were released back into the wild.

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Jethou Bumblebee and Hanois the grey seals now healthy and due to be released next week

Submitted by GSPCA on 13:44, 12th Apr, 2013 | 0

With the mild weather settling in and the weight of the two seal pups now at the recommended release level the GSPCA are planning to get Jethou Bumblebee and Hanois back to the wild next week.

Jethou Bumblebee who was rescued from Jethou towards the end of last year and Hanois who was rescued from Pleinmont back in January would have both perished if it had not been for caring public reporting them to the Animal Shelter and the quick response in rescuing them.

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