Sizzle the grey seal pup rescued near the smelly pond joins 5 others at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 14:02, 2nd Jan, 2022 | 0

On New Years Eve the GSPCA were called out to investigate a possible poorly grey seal pup just behind the smelly pond near Rte de Pulias in Vale.

The pup at around a month old should have been double the size and condition so was rescued and joins the 5 other seal pups at the GSPCA.

To make a donation to help the seals in our care please go to https://giving.gg/donate/charity/2/Guernsey-Society-for-the-Prevention-of-Cruelty-to-Animals-(GSPCA) 

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WEATHER WARNING - With extreme weather please watch for oiled seabirds, seal pups & ensure your animals are safe

Submitted by Steve on 15:57, 26th Nov, 2021 | 0

The next few days the Bailiwick will see high winds and weather that puts our animals and wildlife at risk.

Often during the winter months with the high winds and stormy weather makes it difficult for wild animals and birds to feed and rest.

With the high winds we have to ensure our pets and animals kept outside are safe and secure.

The GSPCA are asking those that live around and visit our coast to please watch out for injured animals in need as well as seal pups which can get separated from their mothers at this time of year especially when we see bad weather.

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Elisa the poorly grey seal pup arrives at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 13:26, 17th Nov, 2021 | 0

In the early hours of this morning the GSPCA Head of Marine Mammals Geoff George was out collecting from the harbour the second grey seal pup of the season needing our help.

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India and Joey first seal pups to be released on Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 14:55, 13th Sep, 2021 | 0

India the Guernsey seal pup who was rescued in March and Joey the Jersey seal pup rescued in November finally had the all clear from the vets, their weights were great for release and we had good weather so earlier today they were released back into the wild

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India and Joey the seal pups due to head back to the wild

Submitted by Steve on 21:28, 12th Sep, 2021 | 0

India the Guernsey seal pup who was rescued in March and Joey the Jersey seal pup rescued in November have finally had the all clear from the vets, their weights at a great release weight and we have good weather so we are planning to release the seal pups at a secret location this week.

Thanks to the huge efforts of Geoff George and the team the seal pups who were so thin and unwell on arrival are finally off back to the wild where they belong.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “India and Joey the seal pups are ready to be released back to where they belong.”

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India, Titan and Joey the seal pups improving daily

Submitted by Steve on 00:23, 24th Apr, 2021 | 0

We thought we’d give a quick update on India, Titan and Joey the grey seal pups at the GSPCA.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We are pleased to say that India, Joey and Titan are improving daily and eating well.”

“Combined they are eating over 50 fish a day and we really need your support and to donate to their care please visit https://giving.gg/donate/event/5876/GSPCA-Coronavirus-Emergency-Appeal

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It is #InternationalSealDay please support our 3 seal pups by donating to their care

Submitted by Steve on 17:28, 22nd Mar, 2021 | 0

Today is #InternationalSealDay and with our 3 seal pups at the GSPCA we really need your support.

Eating at least 20-30 fish each per day we are going through nearly 100 fish a day and we need your support.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “Today is #InternationalSealDay and at the GSPCA we currently have 3 currently in our care.”

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Extremely sad news as Ellie the seal pup passes away

Submitted by Steve on 19:14, 17th Mar, 2021 | 0

Last night the GSPCA team were devastated as Ellie the grey seal pup passed away.

Found emaciated, with a number of ailments and injuries Ellie had been receiving treatment and around the clock care for the last 11 weeks but was struggling eating.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We are extremely saddened to have to let everyone know that Ellie the grey seal pup passed away last night.”

“Unlike the other seal pups she has really struggled eating and putting her weight despite around the clock care from the GSPCA team.”

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Happy #GSPCAPurpleWeek from Ellie the seal pups first dip

Submitted by Steve on 12:08, 12th Feb, 2021 | 0

This week Ellie the seal pup enjoyed her first dip.

Ellie has now joined seal pups Joey and Titan in our rehab pools as she is strong and well enough to do so.

We are really pleased to report that Joey is eating well on his own and Titan and Ellie are learning what to do and putting on weight daily.

Can you donate or even sponsor them to help support our vital work and support us celebrating #GSPCAPurpleWeek

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Joey the Jersey seal pup is strong enough to have his first dip in Guernsey water

Submitted by Steve on 16:00, 16th Dec, 2020 | 0

Today we are pleased to update that Joey the Jersey grey seal pup is doing so well that he has gone for his first dip in one of our rehabilitation pools at the GSPCA.

Geoff George Head of Marine Mammals at the GSPCA said  “After weeks in the intensive care room today Joey got his first swim and jumped straight in and has been in and out all day.”

“He is doing very well and being very naughty pulling whatever he can into the pool.”

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “Such great news that Joey has had his first dip in Guernsey water today at the GSPCA.”

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