1st Guernsey seal pups of 2019 Sealia and Gully back in the wild

Submitted by Steve on 14:53, 21st May, 2019 | 0

Earlier today grey seal pups Sealia and Gully were returned back to their home waters.

Gully was rescued last November and Sealia early January, both were between a quarter to a third of the 40kgs they should have weighed for their age which was under a month old and extremely poorly, emaciated and in such ill health they wouldn’t have survived if they hadn't have been rescued.

They needed around the clock intensive care for many weeks and required tube feeding until they were strong enough to eat on their own.

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First Guernsey seal pups of 2019 to be released in #GSPCACupcakeWeek days ahead of our Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday

Submitted by Steve on 22:58, 20th May, 2019 | 0

Tomorrow (Tuesday 21st May 2019) seal pups Sealia and Gully will be released back in the waters where they belong.

Both were found close to death starving with a number of ailments and after months of care will be released on Jethou thanks to Island Rib Voyages and the kind team that live on Jethou.

This will leave two Guernsey seal pups Mambo and Hannah who improve daily and Andrew from Jersey.

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The Channel Islands Co-operative Society supports GSPCA’s Save Our Seals campaign

Submitted by Steve on 14:43, 3rd Apr, 2019 | 0

The Channel Islands Co-operative Society Limited will be donating 5% of its profits from pet food to the Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ (GSPCA) Save Our Seals campaign.

Last year, the Co-op supported the Jersey Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ (JSPCA) #SaveOurShelter campaign by donating 5% of pet food sales to the Animals’ Shelter.

The Society is now launching the same initiative in Guernsey where funds raised during April and May will go towards supporting the seal pups within the GSPCA’s care.

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Some very special thanks helping feed the seal pups to Solent Clams Ltd, Mike Ward and Manor Farm Food from the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 16:54, 29th Mar, 2019 | 0

Due to the recent inclement weather and rough seas the GSPCA have been struggling to source enough fish to feed the six seal pups that are rehabilitating at the GSPCA.

An Urgent Fish Appeal went out and we received some wonderful donations from local fisherman, individuals and companies but we have to say a huge thanks to Solent Clams Ltd.

When fish supplies were desperately low the team at the GSPCA contacted almost everyone they could think of.

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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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