Submitted by Steve on 15:26, 22nd Dec, 2020 | 0

Yesterday an exhausted newborn grey pup was recued by BDMLR Jersey from Plemont beach.

They thank Ellie & family for calling it into the JSPCA out of hours driver who alerted them.

The pup was seen flailing around at sea with surfers in huge swell and came onto the beach exhausted.

The temporary white coat is not waterproof and pups this young should remain on land if possible until they moult this coat.

Sadly it is likely this pup was washed away from mum with the huge swell and if it had continued to float around at sea it would have eventually drowned.

This means it would likely have not got the vital fatty rich milk from mum, which is essential for survival for the first 3 weeks of pups life.

The pup weighs in at only 16kg and very under weight.

The little pup, now known as Ellie after the finder, (yet to be sexed) was in the capable hands of New Era Vet Ben and their team for a health assessment and vital fluids for two edays before being transported to Guernsey.

A huge thanks to the New Era Veterinary Hospital vet and nurse team for 36hrs before being transported to the harbour for the crossing to Guernsey early this morning.

 Also a huge thanks to Iris Freight CI for allowing Ellie to hitch a lift to Guernsey where the pup is now under our care at the GSPCA.

Geoff George Head Of Marine Mammals said “Ellie the seal pup rescued in Jersey on Sunday is now under our care here at the GSPCA and joins Joey the seal pup.”

“Joey is doing very well in the pool but Ellie has a long way to go being so young and thin.”

“With two seals needing around the clock care of Christmas and the New year all donations towards their care are very much appreciated.”

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "With two seals now at the GSPCA, over 100 hedgehogs and 100s of other animals we are in for a busy festive period here at the GSPCA.”

“Poor Ellie is very young and very thin and Geoff and the team will be ensuring she has around the clock care.”

“We now have two seal pups at the Shelter and both being so young have a long road before we can even think of releasing them back to the wild.”

“We have had a record breaking number of wild animals and birds through our care we really need donations to help towards our work and the care of Joey and other animals please call 01481 257261, at the GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey GY6 8UD or online  .”

“To help ensure we can help animals 24/7 why not become a regular sponsor to help animals like Joey especially during these extremely difficult days and to find out more please visit .”

For further wildlife advice please click here

In line with States of Guernsey advice please DO NOT visit the GSPCA if have been outside of the Bailiwick of Guernsey in line with their advice or have any symptoms of Coronavirus and we continue visits to the Shelter for only essential reasons and to please call us on 01481 257261 or email [email protected] before your trip to see if we can help without you coming to the Shelter. For the latest information and advice please visit 

The GSPCA continues with all essential services and we plane to phase other services back into operation and to find out more please visit -

With huge challenges on our resources and a drop in income from boarding and donations please help us help animals in Guernsey with our #GSPCACoronavirusCrisisAppeal by donating online via -

During these difficult times help us help animals in need. From donating to Sponsoring a Pen, Buying a Brick for the much needed Wildlife Hospital to our Amazon and main page Wish List, holding a mufti day to a sponsored Christmas dip, here are some of the ways you could help give animals joy.





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