Marty is the second very poorly Jersey seal pup to arrive at the GSPCA in a month

Submitted by Steve on 15:51, 11th Dec, 2018 | 0

Today has been a very busy day as a second poorly seal pup from Jersey has arrived at the GSPCA.

Marty as he has been named was rescued by the Jersey British Divers Marine Life Rescue yesterday on Green Island beach.

He spent the night at New Era Vets and was transported kindly by Blue Islands from Jersey to Guernsey.

He is only 18kgs and appears much older than Andrew that arrived last month form Jersey.  Despite being 6 to 8 weeks of age he has a number of ailments from a chest infection to his emaciated condition.


Appeal to help Andrew the seal pup at the GSPCA Herring and Mackerel needed

Submitted by Steve on 16:24, 4th Dec, 2018 | 0

Last month Andrew was rescued starving and dehydrated.

Found on a beach in Jersey this very poorly seal pup is lucky to still be alive.

Andrew is till very weak having been found only a couple of days old and in such a bad condition and the GSPCA team are working around the clock to do all they can for this very poorly grey seal pup.

Having had a series of treatments and fluids we are now appealing for donations of mackerel and herring.


Update on Andrew the Jersey seal pup at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 15:50, 13th Nov, 2018 | 0

Last week Andrew the Jersey Grey Seal Pup was rescued and transported to the GSPCA.

At only 17kgs and less than a week old this very pretty young seal pup should have still been with his mum and not in the emaciated condition as he was found.

Andrew has a very bad chest infection and desperately underweight and has been receiving care around the clock day and night.


Advice on what to do if you see a sick seal pup from the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 11:18, 1st Oct, 2018 | 0

Every Autumn the shores of the Bailiwick see grey seal pups being born, and the GSPCA are issuing advice today because of the inclement weather we have seen recently.

The earliest grey seal pup we have rescued in recent years was Temperance who was found during the last week of October last year.

In recent years every winter the GSPCA have helped rescue and care for grey seal pups.


GSPCA team devastated as Seal sadly passes away

Submitted by Steve on 09:17, 10th Aug, 2018 | 0

Yesterday despite around the clock care Seal the Common Seal Pup sadly passed away at the GSPCA.

At only 7.2 kgs the emaciated pup with multiple health problems including seizures that was found at Chouet was so weak that the team were unable to save Seal and all are extremely saddened with the death of the poorly seal pup.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “All of the GSPCA team are devasted of the loss of Seal the common Seal Pup that was rescued at Chouet on Wednesday.”


Very poorly not so Common Seal Pup Rescued at Chouet now at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 09:22, 9th Aug, 2018 | 0

Yesterday GSPCA Ambulance Officer and Head of Marine Mammals Geoff George was called out to rescue and help a very poorly marine mammal at Chouet.

Only weeks after releasing Temperance the Grey Seal Pup back to the wild we now have a Common Seal Pup in our intensive care room for sick and injured seal pups.

Common Seals are extremely rare in Guernsey waters and to see a pup is even more so unusual, which certainly helps explain the condition of this very poorly pup.


Temperance the grey seal pup back in the wild on Jethou on a very sunny day & dolphin spotting

Submitted by Steve on 13:09, 5th Jul, 2018 | 0

Today Temperance the grey seal pup was released back to the wild.

When he was found he was the thinnest ever seal pups to be rescued by the GSPCA found at Beaucette back in November.

Temperance has taken many months to build the strength and weight needed for release and today was his big day.

The team prepared Temperance this morning ready for his transportation to Albert Pier where we met the team from Rib Voyages and members of the press.


The team are devastated as Iris the seal pup passes away

Submitted by Steve on 08:10, 15th Jun, 2018 | 0

Yesterday Iris a grey seal pup at just 15kgs arrived at the GSPCA which was the most unseasonal grey seal pup the GSPCA had in their care.

The pup when she arrived was incredibly emaciated and the team were extremely concerned for her condition and the reasons why she was so thin at this time of year.

Despite the vets out yesterday on a number of occasions and the care of the team at the GSPCA Iris was fitting which was of huge concern and despite treatment she passed away in the early hours of this morning.


Urgent Fresh Fish Appeal for Temperance the Seal Pup who is near for release

Submitted by Steve on 10:52, 8th Jun, 2018 | 0

With only a matter of weeks before Temperance the seal pup being released we are in desperate need of fresh fish to fatten him up.

His ideal fish is mackerel or herring and it has to be human quality for his health.

Temperance is eating 20-30 fish a day and we are currently struggling to find suppliers with enough in stock.

If you haven't got any fish you can still help by donating to -


Please help support Temperance the seal pup in his final weeks of rehab

Submitted by Steve on 22:08, 23rd May, 2018 | 0

We are overjoyed to report that Temperance is doing exceptionally well and potentially after another few weeks of care will be returned back to the wild.

The injured and very poorly grey seal pup was rescued at Beaucette Marina last November has approximately tripled his weight and has turned into the fastest swimming seal we have ever had so is now in the last stage of his rehabilitation.

Temperance was the thinnest grey seal pup to be rescued by the GSPCA and it has been a long road in his care to get him fit enough to get him to where he is today.