4th seal pup rescued and now in the care of the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 20:24, 6th Jan, 2019 | 0

Yesterday afternoon the GSPCA rescued a 4th grey seal pup.

The very poorly pup was spotted just behind the pond on Route de Pulias, often called the Smelly Pond.

The GSPCA Volunteer Warden was the first to arrive on the scene before other GSPCA team members arrived to help the sick seal pup.

With 3 seal pups already in the care of the GSPCA, the team had to prepare for the 4th pup whilst ‘Sealia’ as she has been called was being rescued on the North West of Guernsey.

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Fresh Fish filling Gully thanks to a wonderful donation today Please support our fish appeal for our 3 seals

Submitted by Steve on 16:25, 4th Jan, 2019 | 0

At the GSPCA only hours ago we had a box of approximately 10kg of fresh fish delivered to the Shelter by Mr. Brian Billion who had been out fishing with his family earlier today especially for the 3 seal pups at the GSPCA.

The donation was kindly accepted from reception by the Community and Training Officer Tim Pellet who said “What a wonderful donation of the freshest fish we have seen this year for the 3 seal pups.

“I told Mr Billion that the seals would more than likely be enjoying their feast within the hour and we have pictures already of Gully tucking into them.”

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Towel and blanket appeal at the GSPCA for our seal pups and 500 other animals

Submitted by Steve on 12:44, 4th Jan, 2019 | 0

With over 500 animals in our care we are extremely busy at the GSPCA and are appealing for blankets and especially towels to help to provide them with bedding, to help with handling and drying off.

So if you are having an early Spring clean and clearing out your airing cupboard or sorting through your linen please think of the many animals in our care.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "We use hundreds of towels and blankets every day at the GSPCA and our 4 laundry machines are on around the clock."

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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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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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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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Advice on what to do if you see a sick seal pup from the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 11:18, 1st Oct, 2018 | 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 grey seal pup we have rescued in recent years was Temperance who was found during the last week of October last year.

In recent years every winter the GSPCA have helped rescue and care for grey seal pups.

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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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