Submitted by Steve on 11:33, 10th Apr, 2020 | 0

We are pleased to say that Andrew the Jersey grey seal pup rescued over a year ago is nearly ready for the wild but we have one last step to go.

We are hoping when Pebbles the seal pup is ready to introduce them both so they can be released together.

Sadly due to the Coronavirus restrictions it is highly unlikely that we will be able to take a boat to Jersey to release Andrew where he was from with the social distancing rules in both islands.

Saying this where possible we do strive to release seal pups in pairs as we have had some amazing updates in the past where they have stayed together for some time after their release such as those released in Jethou being seen coming back with each other time and again.

Geoff George Head of Marine Mammals said “Its been a long journey with Andrew but he is doing so well now.”

“The plan now is to introduce him to Pebbles who was rescued by Will and Neil in February.”

“They have seen each other from a distance and we are hopeful that they will become good friends so when we can release them they will have one another to help each other.”

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “Poor Andrew has been such a slow burner when its come to his progress, but in recent months he has developed so so well.”

“This week Pebbles has gone out onto one of our three pools next to Andrew and although a little unsure at first we are really hoping that they will get on and support one another when released.”

“It will be some weeks before they are both ready but we are doing all we can to get them back to the wild as soon as possible.

“Each seal pup eats around 20-30 fresh fish a day and for just £5 will help feed a meal to Pebbles or Andrew.”

“You can donate through our #GuernseyCoronavirusCrisisAppeal via and each donation £5 or over before the end of the month will be entered into a prize drawer for a Becky Rowe Jewellery Sterling Silver ”Luna” Unicorn.”

“You can also donate by calling 01481 257261 or through the post GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey, GY6 8UD, please don’t come to the Shelter at this time with the current restrictions in place unless absolutely essential and please call first.”

“Thankfully we are through seal pup season now, but there are many baby birds being found and where possible they are always best raised by their parents and for advice on what to do you can always call us 24/7 or check our advice online via .”

“Thank you to everyone that has been donating to our #GuernseyCoronavirusCrisisAppeal and have a Happy Easter and Stay Safe.”

In line with States of Guernsey advice please DO NOT visit the GSPCA if you are over 65, have an underlying health condition or have any symptoms of Coronavirus and only visit us if your visit is essential but before doing so please call us on 01481 257261 or email [email protected] before your trip to the GSPCA to see if we can help without you coming to the Shelter. For the latest information and advice 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 #GuernseyCoronavirusCrisisAppeal 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.

For lots more ideas on how you can support the shelter and the animals in our care then please visit our fundraising page

To see a list of our volunteer induction evenings which we hold each month and for more information please visit or call 257261

To find out more on trips, talks and our education work please email [email protected] or call 01481 257261



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