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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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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Gully the 1st 2018 Guernsey seal pup rescued on Vazon now at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 14:10, 21st Dec, 2018 | 0

In the last two hours GSPCA Ambulance Driver and Head of Marine Mammals has been out to rescue what is now the third seal pup at the GSPCA.

The call came in earlier today when a dog walker spotted a grey seal pup quite high on the rocks at Vazon.

On arrival the poorly seal pup was found to have weepy eyes, nose discharge, dehydrated and a number of other injuries on its body and flippers.

On route to the GSPCA ‘Gully’ as the seal pup was called was taken to the Vetcare Centres where the pup has been dispensed medication and Gully is now safe and warm at the GSPCA.

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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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GSPCA team devastated as Seal sadly passes away

Submitted by Steve on 09:17, 10th Aug, 2018 | 0

Yesterday despite around the clock care Seal the Common Seal Pup sadly passed away at the GSPCA.

At only 7.2 kgs the emaciated pup with multiple health problems including seizures that was found at Chouet was so weak that the team were unable to save Seal and all are extremely saddened with the death of the poorly seal pup.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “All of the GSPCA team are devasted of the loss of Seal the common Seal Pup that was rescued at Chouet on Wednesday.”

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Very poorly not so Common Seal Pup Rescued at Chouet now at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 09:22, 9th Aug, 2018 | 0

Yesterday GSPCA Ambulance Officer and Head of Marine Mammals Geoff George was called out to rescue and help a very poorly marine mammal at Chouet.

Only weeks after releasing Temperance the Grey Seal Pup back to the wild we now have a Common Seal Pup in our intensive care room for sick and injured seal pups.

Common Seals are extremely rare in Guernsey waters and to see a pup is even more so unusual, which certainly helps explain the condition of this very poorly pup.

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Temperance the grey seal pup back in the wild on Jethou on a very sunny day & dolphin spotting

Submitted by Steve on 13:09, 5th Jul, 2018 | 0

Today Temperance the grey seal pup was released back to the wild.

When he was found he was the thinnest ever seal pups to be rescued by the GSPCA found at Beaucette back in November.

Temperance has taken many months to build the strength and weight needed for release and today was his big day.

The team prepared Temperance this morning ready for his transportation to Albert Pier where we met the team from Rib Voyages and members of the press.

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