GSPCA Advice - With stormy weather keep an eye out for seal pups in need

Submitted by Steve on 14:34, 1st Oct, 2020 | 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 is due.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “With the stormy weather due and seal pup season upon us around our shores the GSPCA are asking islanders to be vigilant when around the coast.”

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A magical day as Pebbles and Andrew two seal pups back in the wild

Submitted by Steve on 14:35, 10th Jul, 2020 | 0

Today a magical moment took place as Andrew the Jersey grey seal pup and Pebbles the Guernsey grey seal pup were returned back to the wild.

Andrew who was a tiny white coat when found in Jersey and rescued by the JSPCA and British Divers Marine Mammal Medics in November 2018 was one of the youngest and smallest pups ever to come into our care at the GSPCA. Last year Andrews progress was incredibly slow and we really worried if he would ever be fit and well enough to be released to the wild and due to his slow progress he is the longest ever seal resident to be in our care.

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Seal Pups Pebbles and Andrew soon to be in the wild please donate to their final farewell meal

Submitted by Steve on 22:23, 9th Jul, 2020 | 0

Pebbles who was rescued in Guernsey 5 months ago and Andrew the Jersey seal pup who is our longest ever seal in rehab at an incredible 19 months are both ready for their release to the wild.

All being well with weather conditions in the next 24 hours, both Andrew and Pebbles will be released back into the wild after an incredible amount of hard work by the team at the GSPCA and especially Geoff George Head of Marine Mammals.

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States advice of increasing your social bubble to 2 happens for Andrew and Pebbles the GSPCA seal pups

Submitted by Steve on 23:04, 5th May, 2020 | 0

Today at the GSPCA for the first time Pebble the Guernsey seal pup rescued earlier this year and Andrew from Jersey who came in November 2018 got to meet.

The States of Guernsey last week issued advice that two households could come together and here at the GSPCA Andrew and Pebble are now able to share their pools, expanding their social bubbles.

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HAPPY NEWS – Andrew doing well and soon to have a new friend

Submitted by Steve on 11:33, 10th Apr, 2020 | 0

We are pleased to say that Andrew the Jersey grey seal pup rescued over a year ago is nearly ready for the wild but we have one last step to go.

We are hoping when Pebbles the seal pup is ready to introduce them both so they can be released together.

Sadly due to the Coronavirus restrictions it is highly unlikely that we will be able to take a boat to Jersey to release Andrew where he was from with the social distancing rules in both islands.

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HAPPY NEWS – Pebble the seal pup moves out into the Spring sunshine

Submitted by Steve on 11:28, 10th Apr, 2020 | 0

On the 13th February the GSPCA team were called out to a very poorly seal pup we named Pebbles and we have some great news as she is doing extremely well.

We were all so worried for her when she first arrived and she required around the clock intensive care, but each day she has improved and this week she got her first taste of the outdoors since arriving.

At only 2-3 months of age she is now eating fish well and we are all so pleased with her progress.

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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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FINAL FISH APPEAL for the 3 remaining seal pups at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 22:57, 27th Jun, 2019 | 0

After months of care and 3 already released to the wild the 3 remaining seals are on the final stretch to the next part of their journey and life.

Having released Marty back in Jersey as well as Gully and Sealia on Jethou recently we now only have Hannah, Mambo and Andy left in our care.

Hannah and Mambo are doing incredibly well but need their final feeds of herring and mackerel and all donations of fresh fish or towards fish are hugely appreciated to fatten them up before their release very soon.

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Not Good but GREAT Friday as Marty the seal pup released back into his Jersey home waters

Submitted by Steve on 16:35, 19th Apr, 2019 | 0

After months of care and with good weather on our site the GSPCA released Marty the Jersey seal pup back in the wild today and it was without doubt one of the best releases ever for the GSPCA team.

This Winter has been exceptionally busy for seal pups at the GSPCA as up until this morning we have had 6 in our care but thanks to a lovely Jersey family and their boat Marty is now back in the wild.

Marty arrived at the GSPCA on the 17th December just a week before Christmas last year weighing just 18kg when he should have been 40kg.

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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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