Temperance the grey seal pup takes her first Spring dip at the GSPCA – Can you spare £5 to feed her a meal of fresh fish

Submitted by Steve on 15:43, 26th Mar, 2018 | 0

We are overjoyed to report that Temperance continues to improve at the GSPCA.

The injured and very poorly grey seal pup was rescued at Beaucette Marina last November has more than doubled her weight and today is in a pool at the GSPCA for the last stage of her rehabilitation.

Temperance was the thinnest grey seal pup to be rescued by the GSPCA and it has been a long road in her care to get her fit enough to get her to where she is today.

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Temperance the seal pup more than doubles his weight #GSPCAPurpleWeek - please help donate to his care

Submitted by Steve on 11:43, 15th Feb, 2018 | 0

We are pleased to announce that Temperance the seal pup who was rescued at the start of November last year has more than doubled his weight.

The thinnest ever seal pup we have rescued here in Guernsey at only 11kg is now up to 28.2kg.

Head carer of Temperance GSPCA Animal Collection Officer and Marine Mammal Carer at the GSPCA Geoff George is pleased to report the huge gain in weight and improvements in health.

It is even more special as we enter the last two days of GSPCA Purple Week celebrating 145 years of helping animals in Guernsey.

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WEATHER WARNING - With extreme weather please watch for injured wildlife as first oiled bird of 2018 rescued

Submitted by Steve on 09:30, 3rd Jan, 2018 | 0

With the extreme weather the GSPCA are seeing a very rough start for the wildlife of Guernsey.

Last night Rupert an oiled guillemot was rescued at Fort Grey and the team are braced for more as the gale force weather continues.

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

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

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

Submitted by Steve on 13:01, 11th Dec, 2017 | 0

Today the Bailiwick continues to see 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.

Also 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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GSPCA Animal Advent Calendar Day 5 - Donate and feed a seal a fish - you can even get a gift certificate as a Christmas present

Submitted by Steve on 12:32, 5th Dec, 2017 | 0

With Christmas fast approaching and the seal pups Trevor and Temperance growing stronger each day we have just ordered a large quantity of fresh herring and mackerel in preparations to wean them on to solid food, and we are asking if you can help with their rehabilitation.

Both pups are still in intensive care and receiving around the clock treatment but are improving each day.

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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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Grey Seal Pup rescued today at Beaucette Marina called Temperance the thinnest we have seen at 11kgs - donate to her care here

Submitted by Steve on 13:49, 20th Nov, 2017 | 0

This morning the GSPCA team were called out to rescue a dehydrated, thin, young seal pup from Beaucette Marina.

'Temperance' ' as the grey seal pup of just two weeks has been called is the thinnest grey seal pup on record to be rescued by the GSPCA in Guernsey.

Spotted on the headland, GSPCA Ambulance Driver and Marine Mammal Carer Geoff George attended to the scene after a call from a member of public.

With no mother in site and the poor condition of the young animal Temperance was rescued and has just arrived at the GSPCA.

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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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Grey seal pup rescued hours after Sami is released in Jersey by the British Divers Marine Life Rescue Medics on route to GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 13:31, 20th Jun, 2017 | 0

On Sunday the team all enjoyed releasing Sami the seal pup back into Jersey waters near to where she was rescued back in December.

No-one could have forseen that the Jersey British Divers Marine Life Rescue team who helped Sami and watched her swim free would hours later be rescuing another grey seal pup in need at such an unseasonal time of year.

The young pup has a number of health problems, a lot of nasal discharge and very underweight for its age so has been in the care of New Era Vets and is currently on route to the GSPCA.

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