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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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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Extremely sad news as Dakota the seal pup passes away

Submitted by Steve on 11:05, 7th Dec, 2020 | 0

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

Found emaciated and with a number of ailments Dakota had been receiving treatment and around the clock care.

Despite making it through the first night Dakota passed away late last night.

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

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Dakota the Guernsey seal pup rescued near the Fairy Ring

Submitted by Steve on 16:19, 6th Dec, 2020 | 0

Yesterday the GSPCA were called to a sighting of a grey seal pup.

GSPCA team member Sarah Langlois was the first on the scene to a thin, poorly grey seal pup at only a few weeks of age.

She immediately called Geoff George Head of Marine Mammals at the GSPCA who confirmed the pup was emaciated and in need of emergency care.

The pup was transported by the GSPCA Animal Ambulance yesterday afternoon from Pleinmont to the GSPCA seal facility in St Andrews where he has been receiving around the clock care and has been named Dakota.

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Joey the Jersey seal pup update after 2 weeks of care at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 16:18, 27th Nov, 2020 | 0

Two weeks ago British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) Jersey rescued a poorly seal pup spotted on Les Écréhous.

Joey at a very thin 18kgs was cared for over night at New Era Vets before being transported to Guernsey.

To donate to his care please visit https://giving.gg/donate/event/5876/GSPCA-Coronavirus-Emergency-Appeal

Geoff George Head of Marine Mammals at the GSPCA said “Joey continues to improve and we are caring for him around the clock.”

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Joey the Jersey seal pup loses his white coat and doing well after his first week

Submitted by Steve on 12:18, 18th Nov, 2020 | 0

Last week British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) Jersey rescued a poorly seal pup spotted on Les Écréhous.

Joey at a very thin 18kgs was cared for over night at New Era Vets before being transported to Guernsey.

To donate to his care please visit https://giving.gg/donate/event/5876/GSPCA-Coronavirus-Emergency-Appeal

Geoff George Head of Marine Mammals at the GSPCA said “Joey was extremely thin when he arrived but remains very feisty which is a good sign.”

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Joey the poorly Jersey seal pup now at the GSPCA thanks to BDMLR Jersey and New Era Vets

Submitted by Steve on 12:18, 10th Nov, 2020 | 0

During the early hours of this morning Joey the Jersey grey seal pup was transported thanks to the paper boat to Guernsey where he was greeted by Head of Marine Mammals Geoff George.

Rescued by the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) Jersey after reports of a poorly seal pup spotted on Les Écréhous.

Joey at a very thin 18kgs was cared for over night at New Era Vets and transported to Guernsey in the early hours of this morning.

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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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It is #InternationalSealDay please support our 6 seal by donating to their care and the Urgent Fish Appeal

Submitted by Steve on 10:57, 22nd Mar, 2019 | 0

Today is #InternationalSealDay and with our 6 seal pups at the GSPCA we really need your support.

We currently have an Urgent Fish appeal to help our seal pups for ideally mackerel or herring but any sea fish that has been caught in the last 3 months would be hugely appreciated.

Eating at least 20-30 fish each per day we are going through over 150 fish a day and with the recent rough weather many fishermen that support us have been unable to go out.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “Today is #InternationalSealDay and at the GSPCA we have 6 currently in our care.”

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