Joey the Jersey seal pup update after 2 weeks of care at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 16:18, 27th Nov, 2020 | 0

Two weeks ago British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) Jersey rescued a poorly seal pup spotted on Les Écréhous.

Joey at a very thin 18kgs was cared for over night at New Era Vets before being transported to Guernsey.

To donate to his care please visit https://giving.gg/donate/event/5876/GSPCA-Coronavirus-Emergency-Appeal

Geoff George Head of Marine Mammals at the GSPCA said “Joey continues to improve and we are caring for him around the clock.”

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Joey the Jersey seal pup loses his white coat and doing well after his first week

Submitted by Steve on 12:18, 18th Nov, 2020 | 0

Last week British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) Jersey rescued a poorly seal pup spotted on Les Écréhous.

Joey at a very thin 18kgs was cared for over night at New Era Vets before being transported to Guernsey.

To donate to his care please visit https://giving.gg/donate/event/5876/GSPCA-Coronavirus-Emergency-Appeal

Geoff George Head of Marine Mammals at the GSPCA said “Joey was extremely thin when he arrived but remains very feisty which is a good sign.”

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Joey the poorly Jersey seal pup now at the GSPCA thanks to BDMLR Jersey and New Era Vets

Submitted by Steve on 12:18, 10th Nov, 2020 | 0

During the early hours of this morning Joey the Jersey grey seal pup was transported thanks to the paper boat to Guernsey where he was greeted by Head of Marine Mammals Geoff George.

Rescued by the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) Jersey after reports of a poorly seal pup spotted on Les Écréhous.

Joey at a very thin 18kgs was cared for over night at New Era Vets and transported to Guernsey in the early hours of this morning.

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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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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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