Buy a Special Gift Voucher and help the seal pups thanks to Island Rib Voyages for their Herm Explorer Wildlife Experience

Submitted by Steve on 00:41, 12th Dec, 2018 | 0

Island Rib Voyages have kindly donated 10 vouchers which are on sale at the GSPCA for £29.50 each which entitles each voucher holder a one hour Herm Explorer Wildlife Experience which would make an ideal Christmas gifts and all of the proceeds will help feed Marty and Andrew the grey seal pups at the GSPCA.

To grab your ticket please pop into the Shelter in St Andrews or call the GSPCA on 01481 257261. Each ticket is £29.50 and with only 10 available you need to grab yours quickly.

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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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A conger eel not a baby seal but here is advice on what to do if you see a sick seal pup from the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 15:24, 5th Oct, 2016 | 0

Every Autumn the shores of the Bailiwick see grey seal pups being born, and the GSPCA are issuing advice today to help prepare islanders and those walking our shores.

On the weekend we were called out to what was thought to be an injured seal pup, but instead of finding a seal our Ambulance Volunteer Warden Suzy Rose was sadly faced with a dead conger eel that had been washed up.

It was reported locally in the media that we had rescued and were caring for a seal pup at the GSPCA, although this is not true as the conger eel that we were called out to had passed away.

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UPDATE - Bonnie the grey seal pup at the GSPCA - Tuesday 8th March 2016

Submitted by Steve on 16:04, 8th Mar, 2016 | 0

We are pleased to update that Bonnie the grey seal pup rescued over a month ago on the South coast of Guernsey continues to improve despite having a recent worm burden.

Bonnie was off her fish for a couple of days but is now back to her old appetite eating kilo's of fish every day.

It is not unusual for seals to be subject to worms and whilst in captivity it is easily resolved.

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Bonnie the seal pup takes her first dip at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 12:30, 23rd Feb, 2016 | 0

Today we are pleased to announce that Bonnie the grey seal pup took her first dip in one of our rehabilitation pools.

Bonnie who was rescued close to death last month has been improving daily at the GSPCA and with her weight gaining and health improving the team decided to let her experience her first trip outside since she was rescued.

Geoff George GSPCA Animal Collection Officer and main seal carer said "It's been over a month since we rescued Bonnie the grey seal pup and she has been doing better than we could have hoped."

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As the bad weather continues and grey seal pups due - advice on what to do if you see a sick seal pup from the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 09:47, 18th Nov, 2015 | 0

Every Autumn the shores of the Bailiwick see grey seal pups being born, and the GSPCA are issuing advice today because of the inclement weather we have seen recently.

The earliest seal we have rescued in recent years was Jethou Bumblebee who was found during the last week of November back in 2012.

During the last few winters the GSPCA have rescued four Grey Seal Pups in total.  Two in 2013/14 Eden and Trinity and the previous winter Jethou Bumblebee and Hanois.

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Seal pup advice after first call of the season

Submitted by Steve on 17:36, 1st Dec, 2014 | 0

Every Autumn the shores of the Bailiwick see grey seal pups being born, and the GSPCA are issuing advice today on what to do especially with inclement weather we have seen recently.

We had our first potential call on the weekend and the earliest seal we have rescued in recent years was Jethou Bumblebee who was rescued during the last week of November back in 2012.

In the last two years at the GSPCA we have rescued four Grey Seal Pups in total.  Two last Winter Eden and Trinity and the previous year Jethou Bumblebee and Hanois.

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Seal pups Eden & Trinity at the GSPCA in Guernsey have their first dip in the pool

Submitted by GSPCA on 17:01, 4th Mar, 2014 | 0

Seal pups Trinity and Eden who were rescued after being found extremely emaciated at only 17 and 13kgs when they should have been around 40kgs in weight had a very exciting afternoon today.

Both seals have roughly doubled their weight since being rescued in January and battled off a number of ailments, so today were introduced to the large pool here at the GSPCA.

Eden now at 25kgs and Trinity at 31kgs had very different approaches at entering the pools but once in started having a great time.

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