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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Marty is the second very poorly Jersey seal pup to arrive at the GSPCA in a month

Submitted by Steve on 15:51, 11th Dec, 2018 | 0

Today has been a very busy day as a second poorly seal pup from Jersey has arrived at the GSPCA.

Marty as he has been named was rescued by the Jersey British Divers Marine Life Rescue yesterday on Green Island beach.

He spent the night at New Era Vets and was transported kindly by Blue Islands from Jersey to Guernsey.

He is only 18kgs and appears much older than Andrew that arrived last month form Jersey.  Despite being 6 to 8 weeks of age he has a number of ailments from a chest infection to his emaciated condition.

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Appeal to help Andrew the seal pup at the GSPCA Herring and Mackerel needed

Submitted by Steve on 16:24, 4th Dec, 2018 | 0

Last month Andrew was rescued starving and dehydrated.

Found on a beach in Jersey this very poorly seal pup is lucky to still be alive.

Andrew is till very weak having been found only a couple of days old and in such a bad condition and the GSPCA team are working around the clock to do all they can for this very poorly grey seal pup.

Having had a series of treatments and fluids we are now appealing for donations of mackerel and herring.

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Update on Andrew the Jersey seal pup at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 15:50, 13th Nov, 2018 | 0

Last week Andrew the Jersey Grey Seal Pup was rescued and transported to the GSPCA.

At only 17kgs and less than a week old this very pretty young seal pup should have still been with his mum and not in the emaciated condition as he was found.

Andrew has a very bad chest infection and desperately underweight and has been receiving care around the clock day and night.

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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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The GSPCA are devastated to report that Rocco the grey seal pup sadly passes away

Submitted by Steve on 08:00, 22nd Jun, 2017 | 0

This morning the GSPCA have been devastated to find that Rocco the Jersey grey seal pup who was rescued on Sunday by the BDMLR team, arrived in Guernsey on Tuesday and has been under the care of the team and the vets passed away in the early hours of this morning.

Rocco was rescued the same afternoon that Sami the Jersey seal pup was released back in her home waters.

This is the first ever grey seal pup the GSPCA has had rescued and come into care in the middle of the summer which is extremely unseasonal and never been seen before.

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Momentous occasion as Sami the first ever Channel Island seal pup to be released in Jersey after being rehabilitated in Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 00:29, 19th Jun, 2017 | 0

Fathers Day has been a very special time for one youngster at the GSPCA.

Sami the grey seal pup who was rescued in Jersey on a cold winters beach close to death at just over 13kgs by the Jersey British Divers Marine Life Rescue Medics has had a long road to recovery.

Less than a third of what she should have weighed at two weeks of age the grey seal pup was extremely lucky to survive.

After her initial first aid in Jersey Sami was flown to Guernsey where she was initially tube fed and treated every two hours day and night.

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