Submitted by GSPCA on 13:44, 12th Apr, 2013 | 0

With the mild weather settling in and the weight of the two seal pups now at the recommended release level the GSPCA are planning to get Jethou Bumblebee and Hanois back to the wild next week.

Jethou Bumblebee who was rescued from Jethou towards the end of last year and Hanois who was rescued from Pleinmont back in January would have both perished if it had not been for caring public reporting them to the Animal Shelter and the quick response in rescuing them.

The release is planned to take place at a non disclosed time and place next week to ensure that there are few spectators as not to stress the two grey seal pups.

Both seal pups came in extremely underweight, sick and weak.  After months of rehabilitation, care and hundreds of kilogrammes of fish they are now ready to go back to the wild.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said 'Both seal pups were so ill when first rescued but thanks to the hard work from the team caring for them around the clock and the many donations towards the fish to feed them we are all looking forward to seeing Jethou Bumblebee and Hanois back in the wild.'

'To release any wild animal that comes in sick or injured is always best to do so when they are healthy, fit enough and back in the area where they are from.'

'They have had no direct human contact for sometime to ensure that after the intensive care they first had when they arrived they are desensitised from people feeding them.'

'I know the team will all miss them even though we have only been able to view them from behind one way glass for sometime.'

'We aren't disclosing when and where we release them as we don't want to stress them when they go back to their natural home environment.'

If you would like to donate to the care of and release of Jethou Bumblebee and Hanois then you can do so by calling into the Shelter, over the phone on 01481 257261 or by clicking the Paypal button below.

To see the story of Jethou Bumblebee the grey seal pup please check out this short video from start to finish on how staff rescued him with a lot of help.

To see the story of Hanois and his rescue please go to

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There are always animals at the GSPCA looking for good homes from farm birds to rabbits and to see many of them please click here. Felix in the video is our longest stay cat and really needs your help to find a new home.

There are many items on the GSPCA's Wish List and you can see many of them by clicking here including a list of Amazon items which would make a difference to animals in Guernsey.

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The following are events planned for 2013

Every Tuesday during term time between 10.30am and 12pm at the GSPCA we have a coffee morning with bric-a-brac and pet supplies on sale.  Please click here for more details

Clinton's Kilimanjaro Climb in March - One man VS 5,895 m - to find out more please click here for more details

GSPCA Easter & Cupcake Week Pop Up Shop thanks to OSA Recruitment - 23rd - 31st March 2013 -

Saturday 8th June 2013 Itex Walk Guernsey - We are pleased that for 2013 we are one of the nominated charities benefiting from this years walk. To register and find out more click here for more details.

June 2013 - Summer Fayre and Dog Show - more details to follow

Sunday 15th September 2013 - Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday - click here for more details.

4th October - World Animal Day - more details to follow


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If you would like to donate to the GSPCA and help us care for animals in Guernsey, you can do so by calling into the Shelter, over the phone on 01481 257261 or by clicking the Paypal button below.


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