White coat grey seal pup rescued by Alderney Animal Welfare Society now at the GSPCA intensive care seal room

Submitted by Steve on 23:44, 14th Nov, 2016 | 0

This afternoon the GSPCA received a call about a Grey Seal Pup from Alderney.

Alderney Animal Welfare Society called after a white coat seal pup had been spotted over the past two days with no mother in site.

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A conger eel not a baby seal but here is advice on what to do if you see a sick seal pup from the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 15:24, 5th Oct, 2016 | 0

Every Autumn the shores of the Bailiwick see grey seal pups being born, and the GSPCA are issuing advice today to help prepare islanders and those walking our shores.

On the weekend we were called out to what was thought to be an injured seal pup, but instead of finding a seal our Ambulance Volunteer Warden Suzy Rose was sadly faced with a dead conger eel that had been washed up.

It was reported locally in the media that we had rescued and were caring for a seal pup at the GSPCA, although this is not true as the conger eel that we were called out to had passed away.

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Rio the Common Seal Pup survives her first night at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 11:16, 25th Aug, 2016 | 0

Rio the Common or also known as Harbour Seal Pup has made it through her first night although is still extremely thin and weak.

Named Rio by the team at the Animal Shelter the young seal pup was rescued yesterday by Alderney Wildlife Trust and first taken to Alderney Animal Welfare Society where it was treated by Vet John Knight before being transported to Guernsey.

At only 9kg she is the thinnest seal pup to be taken in at the GSPCA and first Common Seal to be seen in a very long time.

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Injured Common Seal Pup found in Alderney on route to the GSPCA in Guernsey thanks to those involved

Submitted by Steve on 12:12, 24th Aug, 2016 | 0

Currently on route is an injured and sick young Common Seal Pup from Alderney.

It was found and rescued by Alderney Wildlife Trust and taken to Alderney Animal Welfare Society where it was checked over and treated by Vet John Knight.

Although very rare for the Common Seal to be seen in the Channel Islands, this is the second to be rescued in a week as one was recently found sick in Jersey and was transported to the RSPCA in the UK.

This pup will shortly be on route to the GSPCA to continue the treatment the vet has started.

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After months of care Bonnie the Grey Seal Pup in Guernsey is now back in the wild - released in Jethou, thanks to all involved

Submitted by Steve on 00:04, 25th Jun, 2016 | 0

Today while many have been talking about #Brexit the GSPCA have had a busy morning preparing and releasing Bonnie the seal pup back to the wild.

Bonnie who was the thinnest seal pup the GSPCA had ever rescued has taken from January until today to build her weight, health and strength to be set free into the wild.

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Bonnie the grey seal pup to be released back to the wild on Jethou on Friday

Submitted by Steve on 23:09, 23rd Jun, 2016 | 0

Bonnie the grey seal pup who was rescued on the 16th January has been through a long rehabilitation and she is currently have her last night at the GSPCA.

When rescued she was close to death being extremely thin and having a number of debilitating health conditions.

Bonnie was without doubt the thinnest seal pup we have ever rescued at only 14kgs when at the time she should have been around 40kg.

After a long period of treatment and care she is finally ready for the wild.

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Win the chance to see Bonnie the grey seal pup being released back to the wild by donating to her final fattening appeal

Submitted by Steve on 13:02, 30th Apr, 2016 | 0

Bonnie the grey seal pup who was rescued on the 16th January has been through a long rehabilitation and we are now in the final stretch. To achieve this we are offering the chance to see her being released to one lucky person.

When rescued she was close to death being extremely thin and having a number of debilitating health conditions.

After 3 months of treatment and care we are now trying to get the final fattening pounds on her to ensure she is ready for the wild.

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UPDATE - Bonnie the seal pup nearly double her rescue weight

Submitted by Steve on 17:59, 23rd Mar, 2016 | 0

Nearly two months on and Bonnie the injured seal pup who was found close to death certainly isn't as skinny any more.

Bonnie since the GSPCA rescued her from the base of a cliff on the south coast towards the end of January despite an early struggle to get weight on her has now nearly doubled her size.

At just 14kgs when she was carried off the beach and up a steep cliff was extremely weak and emaciated. Today she was weighed and totals just short of 26kgs which the team at the GSPCA are overwhelmed with joy in her progress.

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VIDEO - Bonnie the seal pup enjoying her lunch at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 22:50, 18th Mar, 2016 | 0

Bonnie the seal pup today certainly seemed to be enjoying her lunch in the spring time sunshine.

Bonnie continues to put on weight and although now has access to two pools seems to enjoy the smaller of the two which was the first she was introduced too.

To see the latest blog on Bonnie please go to - http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/update-bonnie-seal-pup-checks-her-room-upgrade-gspca

Here is her video from this lunch time -

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Bonnie the seal pup takes her first dip at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 12:30, 23rd Feb, 2016 | 0

Today we are pleased to announce that Bonnie the grey seal pup took her first dip in one of our rehabilitation pools.

Bonnie who was rescued close to death last month has been improving daily at the GSPCA and with her weight gaining and health improving the team decided to let her experience her first trip outside since she was rescued.

Geoff George GSPCA Animal Collection Officer and main seal carer said "It's been over a month since we rescued Bonnie the grey seal pup and she has been doing better than we could have hoped."

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