Jersey Grey Seal Pup Update at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 16:14, 3rd Jan, 2017 | 0

Last week a grey seal pup was rescued in Jersey by the JSPCA and BDMLR (British Divers Marine Life Rescue) which was transported to Guernsey and is now in the care of the GSPCA.

To see the full story of the rescue please visit - http://gspca.org.gg/blog/jersey-grey-seal-pup-rescued-jspca-bdmlr-now-gspca-thanks-blue-islands

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Jersey Grey Seal Pup rescued by the JSPCA & BDMLR now at the GSPCA thanks to Blue Islands

Submitted by Steve on 13:20, 29th Dec, 2016 | 0

A grey seal pup was found stranded at the high tide mark on Tuesday 27th December at Bonne Nuit Bay.  The JSPCA, who were initially called by a dog walker that morning, made a call for the BDMLR (British Divers Marine Life Rescue) to come and assess the pup.

Donna de Gruchy (British Divers Marine Life Rescue, Channel Isles coordinator) said “The pup was found to be a Grey seal (common on our offshore reefs), with a moulted coat indicating the pup would now be weaned from its mother."

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A sad day as Achilles the grey seal pup doesn't make it through his operation

Submitted by Steve on 00:05, 13th Dec, 2016 | 0

We are sad to report that despite keeping Achilles the grey seal pup alive since he was rescued on Saturday he sadly passed away during his operation earlier today.

Achilles had a number of ailments and injuries and required an operation and after two days of intensive care he was taken to the vets earlier today, sadly he didn't make it through the procedure.

All of the team and those involved did everything they could to help the rescued seal pup and all the team have been upset that we weren't able to save him.

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Injured grey seal pup rescued at Petit Bot now at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 11:40, 10th Dec, 2016 | 0

At 7.45am this morning the GSPCA emergency number was called to an injured grey seal pup at Petit Bot.

GSPCA Volunteer Wardens Paul Duchemin and Neil Turner attended the scene were they were faced with a young male seal pup with a very nasty open injury to its back, weak and thin.

The pup was rescued and brought directly to the GSPCA Animal Shelter in St Andrews were it was been thoroughly checked over by local vet and GSPCA President John Knight and Animal Collection Officer and Marine Medic Geoff George.

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Update on Poppy the grey seal pup at the GSPCA - can you help donate to her care

Submitted by Steve on 17:04, 25th Nov, 2016 | 0

Last week an extremely young grey seal pup with no mum in site was rescued in Alderney.

Poppy as she has been called is responding well to treatment and has made it through the first 12 days at the GSPCA.

The are now clear signs of her losing her white coat and we continue to do all we can to ensure she survives.

The GSPCA working with local vets have been giving Poppy around the clock intensive care in a heated isolated seal room at the Shelter and we are pleased to say she is now receiving fish as well as other treatments.

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Poppy the grey seal pup growing stronger each day - can you help donate to her care at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 17:53, 16th Nov, 2016 | 0

On Monday a 2 to 3 day old grey seal pup with no mum in site was rescued in Alderney.

Poppy as she has been called is responding well to treatment and has made it through her second night at the GSPCA.

Already there are signs of her losing her white coat and we continue to do all we can to ensure she survives.

Yesterday John Knight local vet and GSPCA President popped in to check her over and was pleased with her progress and condition.

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White coat grey seal pup rescued by Alderney Animal Welfare Society now at the GSPCA intensive care seal room

Submitted by Steve on 23:44, 14th Nov, 2016 | 0

This afternoon the GSPCA received a call about a Grey Seal Pup from Alderney.

Alderney Animal Welfare Society called after a white coat seal pup had been spotted over the past two days with no mother in site.

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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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A very sad day at the GSPCA as despite around the clock care the weakest ever rescued seal pup passes away in the early hours

Submitted by Steve on 08:44, 1st Sep, 2016 | 0

The team at the GSPCA have been devastated this morning as despite around the clock care 'Rio' the common seal pup rescued last week passed away in the early hours of this morning.

Rio was the thinnest ever seal pup to be rescued at the GSPCA and was extremely weak, dehydrated and had a number of injuries when she arrived last week.  Staff have been battling to keep her alive and build her strength in an isolated intensive care heated seal room.

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Injured Common Seal Pup found in Alderney on route to the GSPCA in Guernsey thanks to those involved

Submitted by Steve on 12:12, 24th Aug, 2016 | 0

Currently on route is an injured and sick young Common Seal Pup from Alderney.

It was found and rescued by Alderney Wildlife Trust and taken to Alderney Animal Welfare Society where it was checked over and treated by Vet John Knight.

Although very rare for the Common Seal to be seen in the Channel Islands, this is the second to be rescued in a week as one was recently found sick in Jersey and was transported to the RSPCA in the UK.

This pup will shortly be on route to the GSPCA to continue the treatment the vet has started.

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