Wednesday 22nd March International Day of the Seal – GSPCA Seal Update and reminder to stay away from those in the wild

Submitted by Steve on 22:43, 21st Mar, 2023 | 0

Wednesday 22nd March is International Day of the Seal and with 6 in our care and 2 recently released the GSPCA has seen more seals in our care in recent years than ever before.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “Wednesday 22nd March is International Day of the Seal and with 6 in our care at the GSPCA and every year those in the Channel Islands needing our help during pup season there are many ways to support their care.”


GSPCA Purple Month – record breaking number of seal pups with latest rescue Henny now at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 12:22, 7th Feb, 2023 | 0

This weekend the GSPCA were called out to the Lighthouse near Castle Cornet to rescue very poorly grey seal pup.

GSPCA Animal Ambulance Driver Sarah Harrison attended to find the very poorly pup.

The pup was quickly transported to the GSPCA seal unit and is currently under care with 7 other seals.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “Friday night the GSPCA were called out to attend a very poorly seal pup.”

“The pup has been named Henny and we now have 8 seal pups, which is the most we have ever had in our care in our 150 year history in our care at one time.”


Cleopatra the first seal pup of 2023 rescued and in care at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 17:20, 19th Jan, 2023 | 0

In the early hours of Saturday morning the GSPCA were called out to rescue a grey seal pup at Petit Bot which is now at the GSPCA.

Geoff George Head of Marine Mammals said “1230am Sunday morning we were called out to a young seal pup we have called Cleopatra who was just 18kgs.”

“Very poorly, weak dehydrated, very snotty and less than half the weight she should be.”

“She was found at Petit Bot and is needing feeding around the clock.”


Guernsey and Jersey grey seals responding well to treatment

Submitted by Steve on 13:43, 9th Dec, 2022 | 0

In the last 8 weeks we have had two poorly seal pups come into our care this season.

Shakespeare from Jersey was rescued in October and just over a week ago the now named ‘Emilia’ rescued in St Peter Port are both responding well to treatment.

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Grey seal pup emaciated rescued next to Castle Cornet now at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 21:00, 1st Dec, 2022 | 0

Just after lunch time today the GSPCA were called out to St Peter Port to a possible poorly young grey seal pup.

GSPCA team member Neil Hughes was dispatched and made his way to Castle Cornet where was indeed faced with a very thin young seal.

Geoff George Head of Marine Mammals at the GSPCA joined Neil and despite being located in quite a difficult [position on the rocks the GSPCA managed to approach and rescue the very thin and poorly seal pup who is only a few weeks of age.


After the high winds please look out for injured wildlife and update on Shakespeare the Jersey seal pup

Submitted by Steve on 00:01, 19th Nov, 2022 | 0

Often during the winter months with the high winds and stormy weather makes it difficult for wild animals and birds to feed and rest.

After the stormy weather the GSPCA are asking those that live around and visit our coast to please watch out for injured animals in need as well as seal pups which can get separated from their mothers at this time of year especially when we see bad weather.

We have a number of web pages with wildlife advice or you can call 01481 257261 for help 24/7


First seal pup of the season arrives at the GSPCA from Jersey only days old called Shakespeare

Submitted by Steve on 11:52, 27th Oct, 2022 | 0

Yesterday morning at 5am Head of Marine Mammals Geoff George was at the harbour to meet the first grey seal pup of the 2022/23 season which was rescued in Jersey.


Bailiwick Grey Seal Pup season about to start – please do not approach or disturb

Submitted by Steve on 14:58, 21st Oct, 2022 | 0

Every Autumn the shores of the Bailiwick see Grey Seal pups being born and the GSPCA are issuing advice today on what to do if you see a seal pup in need.

It is extremely important not to approach or get too close as this can often scare the mother away and certainly do not let your dogs approach pups or adults.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “With rough weather and as we move closer to the winter we often see seal mothers seperated from their pups.”


First of 2022 and it is the BIGGEST seal release the GSPCA has done

Submitted by Steve on 16:27, 8th Apr, 2022 | 0

Just after 3pm today the GSPCA boxed up three Guernsey grey seal pups after months of care and headed to the South West of Guernsey.

Sizzle who was rescued on New Years Eve near the smelly pond in the Vale, Jagho Herman rescued in Herm mid December and Blueberry rescued at Fort Grey just before Christmas all extremely emaciated and with a variety of health problems have been nursed back to health, all more than doubling their weight and today saw them released back to the wild.


Maverick the first seal pup rescue of 2022 rescued at Les Pecquiries

Submitted by Steve on 12:21, 5th Apr, 2022 | 0

This week the GSPCA team were made aware of a very poorly thin seal pup along the Guernsey coast.

Head of Marine Mammals Geoff George did get very close to the pup yesterday but it manged to get away.

This morning we had another call and thanfully Geoff managed to contain the grey seal pup who is now back in intensive care at the GSPCA, separate to the other 6 seals in our care.