Crash one of the smallest ever grey seal pups and first of the season rescued now at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 20:30, 5th Dec, 2019 | 0

Earlier today our Animal Collection Officer and GSPCA Head of Marine Mammals Geoff George was rescued a 2-3 day old Grey seal Pup from Grandes Rocques.

The very emaciated and poorly pup was nearly a quarter of the weight he should be for his age with no mother in sight.

At only 12kgs if the pup hadn’t been rescued it would have surely perished on our West Coast.

‘Crash’ as the young pup has been named is now receiving around the clock intensive care as it will need fluids and rehydration every 2 hours 24/7 to stablise it.

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Magical as Hannah and Mambo last two 2018/19 Guernsey seal pups released back to the wild

Submitted by Steve on 15:36, 8th Aug, 2019 | 0

Just after lunch today the last two Guernsey seal pups from the last breeding season were released back into the wild.

Mambo who was rescued near Fort Doyle on the 4th February and Hannah was found near the Fairy Ring two weeks later and was the sixth seal pup to arrive into our care last winter.

It has been an extremely busy year for grey seal pups with two from Jersey and 4 rescued in Guernsey.

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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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1st Guernsey seal pups of 2019 Sealia and Gully back in the wild

Submitted by Steve on 14:53, 21st May, 2019 | 0

Earlier today grey seal pups Sealia and Gully were returned back to their home waters.

Gully was rescued last November and Sealia early January, both were between a quarter to a third of the 40kgs they should have weighed for their age which was under a month old and extremely poorly, emaciated and in such ill health they wouldn’t have survived if they hadn't have been rescued.

They needed around the clock intensive care for many weeks and required tube feeding until they were strong enough to eat on their own.

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First Guernsey seal pups of 2019 to be released in #GSPCACupcakeWeek days ahead of our Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday

Submitted by Steve on 22:58, 20th May, 2019 | 0

Tomorrow (Tuesday 21st May 2019) seal pups Sealia and Gully will be released back in the waters where they belong.

Both were found close to death starving with a number of ailments and after months of care will be released on Jethou thanks to Island Rib Voyages and the kind team that live on Jethou.

This will leave two Guernsey seal pups Mambo and Hannah who improve daily and Andrew from Jersey.

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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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The Channel Islands Co-operative Society supports GSPCA’s Save Our Seals campaign

Submitted by Steve on 14:43, 3rd Apr, 2019 | 0

The Channel Islands Co-operative Society Limited will be donating 5% of its profits from pet food to the Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ (GSPCA) Save Our Seals campaign.

Last year, the Co-op supported the Jersey Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ (JSPCA) #SaveOurShelter campaign by donating 5% of pet food sales to the Animals’ Shelter.

The Society is now launching the same initiative in Guernsey where funds raised during April and May will go towards supporting the seal pups within the GSPCA’s care.

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Some very special thanks helping feed the seal pups to Solent Clams Ltd, Mike Ward and Manor Farm Food from the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 16:54, 29th Mar, 2019 | 0

Due to the recent inclement weather and rough seas the GSPCA have been struggling to source enough fish to feed the six seal pups that are rehabilitating at the GSPCA.

An Urgent Fish Appeal went out and we received some wonderful donations from local fisherman, individuals and companies but we have to say a huge thanks to Solent Clams Ltd.

When fish supplies were desperately low the team at the GSPCA contacted almost everyone they could think of.

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