10 days on and Bonnie the seal pup is doing better than we could have hoped

Submitted by Steve on 10:57, 26th Jan, 2016 | 0

10 days ago grey seal pup 'Bonnie' was rescued on the south coast at the base of a steep cliff.

At only 14kgs she was without doubt the sickest pup we have ever seen at the GSPCA.

The team at the GSPCA are pleased to update that she is doing well and now on solid fish and has become a very hungry lady.

After around the clock tube feeding, medications, vet treatment and a blended fresh fish feed she is now managing whole fish on her own.

Although still very early days in her rehab she appears to be putting on weight and growing in strength day by day.


Bonnie the grey seal pup a week on the road to recovery but a long way to go - could you donate to her & the 300 GSPCA animals

Submitted by Steve on 12:07, 22nd Jan, 2016 | 0

Nearly a week ago a very sick and injured grey seal pup was rescued on the South coast of Guernsey.

Bonnie has she has been named is without doubt the weakest seal pup ever to be rescued by the GSPCA and the team were overjoyed that she survived the rescue and the first few days.

At only 14kg at time of rescue Bonnie was 26kg lighter than she should be for her age which was only around 2 weeks old.


Extremely sick and weak Grey Seal Pup rescued at Corbier now at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 09:21, 18th Jan, 2016 | 0

On Saturday the GSPCA rescued the first sick seal pup in nearly 2 years.

After what was a fairly mild Winter last year many birds and animals have had a much harder season this year with dozens of oiled sea birds being rescued over the last few weeks.

Geoff George Animal Collection Officer was called out on Saturday to what was reported to be a seal pup at Corbier.

When Geoff arrived at the scene he was faced with a steep climb and without doubt one of the thinnest pups we have ever rescued.


Second seal pup rescued in 24 hours

Submitted by GSPCA on 16:52, 10th Jan, 2014 | 0

Today the GSPCA rescued a second sick seal pup in less than 24 hours since the last.

Eden as she has been fondly named was seen earlier this afternoon in Havelet Bay on the Castle Pier next to Castle Cornet and was reported to the Animal Shelter.

Geoff George Animal Collection Officer rushed to the scene and arrived just after 2pm where he was faced with one of the thinnest pups we have had in many years.

Geoff quickly restrained the very ill pup and transported her to the GSPCA Wildlife Unit.


Wild Weather affects its first seal pup of 2014 in Guernsey

Submitted by GSPCA on 11:54, 9th Jan, 2014 | 0

Yesterday the GSPCA received calls along the south coast of a Grey Seal Pup which was first we believe seen in L'Eree.

At 4pm we had a call from Jamie Hooper who's from conservation group La Société Guernesiaise which had the pup reported to him at Pezeres Point.

Jamie was concerned for the pup and contacted us here at the GSPCA where we launched the rescue.

Geoff George Animal Collection Officer and Sarah Creasey the Education and Welfare Officer attended the scene where they found a very thin 3 week old grey seal pup.


Two months since their release and seal pups Hanois and Jethou Bumblebee have been spotted once again

Submitted by GSPCA on 08:48, 18th Jun, 2013 | 0

Nearly 2 months to the day since the grey seal pups Jethou Bumblebee and Hanois were released by the GSPCA back into local waters and a month since they were last spotted we are pleased to announce that the residents of Jethou spotted them once again back in the bay where they were released yesterday afternoon.


Jethou Bumblebee & Hanois the rescued grey seal pups back in the wild

Submitted by GSPCA on 10:15, 18th Apr, 2013 | 0

Yesterday GSPCA Shelter staff and a volunteer boat crew had a wonderful site.

After months of care and rehabilitation Jethou Bumblebee and Hanois the two grey seal pups that were rescued during the winter around Guernsey were released back into the wild.


Jethou Bumblebee & Hanois the grey seal pups having their second date at the GSPCA Animal Shelter

Submitted by GSPCA on 17:31, 19th Feb, 2013 | 0

Today Jethou Bumblebee and Hanois the two grey seal pups at the GSPCA Animal Shelter had their second dinner date and we are pleased to say once again they got on extremely well.

Both seal pups are putting on the pounds and we are hopeful they will be ready next month to be released.

We are still appealing for donations toward fish and their care and you can do this help online by following the paypal link below or calling 01481 257261.  We thank all that have already supported both Jethou Bumblebee and Hanois so far.


Jethou Bumblebee and Hanois the grey seal pups meet for the first time today

Submitted by GSPCA on 17:36, 18th Feb, 2013 | 0

Today for the first time Hanois and Jethou Bumbelbee the two grey seal pups at the GSPCA were introduced together in our large pool.

Jethou Bumblebee who has been at the Shelter since November and Hanois who was rescued the start of this year are both putting on weight and much healthier since they were first rescued.

Geoff George Animal Collection Officer and main carer for the seals said 'They are both doing really well and we are hoping to release them next month.'


Hanois the grey seal pup has his first swim & we still need your support for the Big Fish Appeal

Submitted by GSPCA on 17:46, 7th Feb, 2013 | 0

Today Hanois our second grey seal pup this winter got his first swim since being rescued in one of the GSPCA Animal Shelter pools.

At only 3 to 4 months of age and having being kept warm during his rehabilitation after being found sick and injured near L'Ancresse 4 weeks ago he wasn't too keen on his first dip.

Geoff George Animal Collection Officer and main seal carer at the Shelter said 'A Bit like Jethou Bumblebee was, Hanois wasn't that keen coming out in the cold and diving in the water but once in he had a good look around.'