India and Joey the seal pups due to head back to the wild

Submitted by Steve on 21:28, 12th Sep, 2021 | 0

India the Guernsey seal pup who was rescued in March and Joey the Jersey seal pup rescued in November have finally had the all clear from the vets, their weights at a great release weight and we have good weather so we are planning to release the seal pups at a secret location this week.

Thanks to the huge efforts of Geoff George and the team the seal pups who were so thin and unwell on arrival are finally off back to the wild where they belong.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “India and Joey the seal pups are ready to be released back to where they belong.”


Pork Pie the seal pup on the road to recovery at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 14:23, 29th Jun, 2021 | 0

We are pleased to announce that Pork Pie the grey seal pup originally from Cornwall is doing well and improving daily.

Geoff George GSPCA Animal Collection Officer and Head of Marine Mammals said “Little Pork Pie's wounds have healed and he is improving daily.”

“All 4 seal pups are eating well although Titan prefers mackerel to herring.”

“India, titan and Joey will hopefully be released next month but we have to ensure they are fit and well enough and we have good weather before we can set a date.”


Cornish seal pup rescued by GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 10:46, 1st Jun, 2021 | 0

Last night the GPSCA team were called out to the Fairy Ring for a poorly seal pup.

The pup was covered in cuts from a bloody nose to open wounds underneath and for its size very thin.

The seal pup also had a green tag with the number SL109.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “Last night the team were called to the Fairy Ring to attend a poorly seal pup.”

“In attendance was Geoff George, Dani and Beckie and as the sun was setting they were pointed to a pup by a kind family out on a walk that was indeed very poorly.”


India, Titan and Joey the seal pups improving daily

Submitted by Steve on 00:23, 24th Apr, 2021 | 0

We thought we’d give a quick update on India, Titan and Joey the grey seal pups at the GSPCA.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We are pleased to say that India, Joey and Titan are improving daily and eating well.”

“Combined they are eating over 50 fish a day and we really need your support and to donate to their care please visit


It is #InternationalSealDay please support our 3 seal pups by donating to their care

Submitted by Steve on 17:28, 22nd Mar, 2021 | 0

Today is #InternationalSealDay and with our 3 seal pups at the GSPCA we really need your support.

Eating at least 20-30 fish each per day we are going through nearly 100 fish a day and we need your support.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “Today is #InternationalSealDay and at the GSPCA we currently have 3 currently in our care.”


Extremely sad news as Ellie the seal pup passes away

Submitted by Steve on 19:14, 17th Mar, 2021 | 0

Last night the GSPCA team were devastated as Ellie the grey seal pup passed away.

Found emaciated, with a number of ailments and injuries Ellie had been receiving treatment and around the clock care for the last 11 weeks but was struggling eating.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We are extremely saddened to have to let everyone know that Ellie the grey seal pup passed away last night.”

“Unlike the other seal pups she has really struggled eating and putting her weight despite around the clock care from the GSPCA team.”


New seal named India thank you for al your suggestions

Submitted by Steve on 14:21, 13th Mar, 2021 | 0

On Thursday the GSPCA were called out to rescue a very sick grey seal pup which we appealed for help to name her.

We are pleased to report although she is still very poorly we are doing all we can and we have decided to call her India.

We would like to thank everyone for their suggestions.


GSPCA rescue seal pup at Perelle – ideas for names and please donate to their care

Submitted by Steve on 13:17, 11th Mar, 2021 | 0

This morning the GSPCA were called out to attend what was reported to be a poorly seal pup at Perelle.

The team were dispatched to find an approximately 12 week old grey seal pup.

Only a little under weight the main concerns was it being lethargic and very chesty.

The pup was collected by Head of Marine Mammals GSPCA Geoff George and is now safely at the GSPCA.


Updates on #NationalWildlifeDay from the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 14:33, 22nd Feb, 2021 | 0

Each year the GSPCA helps in excess of 2000 wild animals and birds.

Last year we saw a record breaking number of hedgehogs with over 700 through our doors and we currently have over 140 in our care.

All three seal pups continue to do well with Joey as you can see from the little white coat pup is eating extremely well on his own in our pools with Ellie and Titan who also progress well.

Sadly we continue to see very sick pigeons as the Pigeon Paramyxovirus spreads across the Island and we have had birds and reports from most Guernsey Parishes.


Happy #GSPCAPurpleWeek from Ellie the seal pups first dip

Submitted by Steve on 12:08, 12th Feb, 2021 | 0

This week Ellie the seal pup enjoyed her first dip.

Ellie has now joined seal pups Joey and Titan in our rehab pools as she is strong and well enough to do so.

We are really pleased to report that Joey is eating well on his own and Titan and Ellie are learning what to do and putting on weight daily.

Can you donate or even sponsor them to help support our vital work and support us celebrating #GSPCAPurpleWeek