Submitted by Steve on 10:37, 11th Jul, 2020 | 0

Yesterday the GSPCA enjoyed an incredible day releasing Andrew the seal pup from jersey and Pebbles who was rescued in Guernsey.

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Andrew was seen several times between Belvoir Bay and Shell Beach in Herm and the GSPCA are urging the public not to approach or touch him.

It appeared he had been separated from his best friend Pebbles and was exploring his new surroundings but it is extremely important that he is not encouraged by humans as this can put your safety and others at risk.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “After a magical morning yesterday releasing Andrew and Pebbles, we spoke to a number of visitors to Herm that spotted Andrew between Shell Beach and Belvoir Bay.”

“I spoke to those at Outdoor Guernsey as he also joined their Puffin Patrol and they are encouraging the public not to approach or touch him and are kindly keeping a watchful eye for him.”

“Andrew was released with his best friend Pebbles but the sightings were just of Andrew, but she could be close by and we are hopeful they will stay together to help each as they settle back into the wild.”

“At over 66kg Andrew is extremely fit and strong and it is not safe for the public to touch him or approach any wild seal and we are urging the public not to encourage him ashore.”

“Instead please retreat from the shoreline and respect his distance as we have all learnt to do during lockdown.”

“The kind residents of Herm are kindly putting signs to this effect and going to keep a watchful eye on his progress and the safety of visitors.”

“He will continue to explore his new surroundings so he may well have moved on but we urge all visiting Herm to respect all wildlife and especially Andrew as he settles back into the wild.”

“Without public support we couldn’t care for animals like Pebbles and Andrew and to help our vital 24/7 work please donate by calling 01481 257261, by post or online via our web page .”

“Another great way to supporting is by donating each month and to find out details please visit this web page .”

Donations by post please make cheques payable to 'GSPCA’ and post to GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey, GY6 8UD.

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In line with States of Guernsey advice please DO NOT visit the GSPCA if have been outside of the Bailiwick of Guernsey in the last two weeks 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.

For volunteering information please visit or call 257261

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