States advice of increasing your social bubble to 2 happens for Andrew and Pebbles the GSPCA seal pups

Submitted by Steve on 23:04, 5th May, 2020 | 0

Today at the GSPCA for the first time Pebble the Guernsey seal pup rescued earlier this year and Andrew from Jersey who came in November 2018 got to meet.

The States of Guernsey last week issued advice that two households could come together and here at the GSPCA Andrew and Pebble are now able to share their pools, expanding their social bubbles.

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HAPPY NEWS – Andrew doing well and soon to have a new friend

Submitted by Steve on 11:33, 10th Apr, 2020 | 0

We are pleased to say that Andrew the Jersey grey seal pup rescued over a year ago is nearly ready for the wild but we have one last step to go.

We are hoping when Pebbles the seal pup is ready to introduce them both so they can be released together.

Sadly due to the Coronavirus restrictions it is highly unlikely that we will be able to take a boat to Jersey to release Andrew where he was from with the social distancing rules in both islands.

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HAPPY NEWS – Pebble the seal pup moves out into the Spring sunshine

Submitted by Steve on 11:28, 10th Apr, 2020 | 0

On the 13th February the GSPCA team were called out to a very poorly seal pup we named Pebbles and we have some great news as she is doing extremely well.

We were all so worried for her when she first arrived and she required around the clock intensive care, but each day she has improved and this week she got her first taste of the outdoors since arriving.

At only 2-3 months of age she is now eating fish well and we are all so pleased with her progress.

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First seal pup casualty of 2020 due to the storms arrives during #GSPCAPurpleWeek

Submitted by Steve on 12:12, 14th Feb, 2020 | 0

147 years ago yesterday there was no such thing as the GSPCA to help animals in Guernsey as today on Valentine's Day we celebrate our anniversary.

Yesterday around 430pm the GSPCA were called out to the Shingle Bank on the West Coast of Guernsey to what they found was a very poorly, thin , dehydrated and chesty grey seal pup.

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Extremely sad news as Crash the seal pup passes away

Submitted by Steve on 15:52, 16th Dec, 2019 | 0

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

Found a ¼ of the weight he should have been emaciated and with an extremely bad infection Crash had been receiving treatment and around the clock care.

Despite having put on an additional 5kgs in weight in less than a week Crashes chest infection despite medication didn’t seem to improve and last night at 11pm he passed away.

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

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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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