GSPCA Purple Month – Seal Pups Luna C from Guernsey and Aurora from Jersey released back to the wild on our 150th anniversary

Submitted by Steve on 17:52, 14th Feb, 2023 | 0

After more than a years worth of care Jersey seal pup Aurora and Guernsey seal pup Luna C were released back into the waters where they belong on the GSPCA’s 150th anniversary.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “This afternoon on our 150th anniversary we had a very special release when we got Aurora and Luna C the grey seal pups back to the wild.”

“Aurora was rescued in Jersey in October 2021 which was last season and also Luna C in Guernsey in December 2021 and both were less than half their body weight and extremely poorly when they arrived.”


WEATHER WARNING - With extreme weather please watch for oiled seabirds, seal pups & ensure your animals are safe

Submitted by Steve on 15:57, 26th Nov, 2021 | 0

The next few days the Bailiwick will see high winds and weather that puts our animals and wildlife at risk.

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

With the high winds we have to ensure our pets and animals kept outside are safe and secure.

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.


India and Joey first seal pups to be released on Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 14:55, 13th Sep, 2021 | 0

India the Guernsey seal pup who was rescued in March and Joey the Jersey seal pup rescued in November finally had the all clear from the vets, their weights were great for release and we had good weather so earlier today they were released back into the wild


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.”


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


HAPPY NEWS – Andrew doing well and soon to have a new friend

Submitted by Steve on 11:33, 10th Apr, 2020 | 0

We are pleased to say that Andrew the Jersey grey seal pup rescued over a year ago is nearly ready for the wild but we have one last step to go.

We are hoping when Pebbles the seal pup is ready to introduce them both so they can be released together.

Sadly due to the Coronavirus restrictions it is highly unlikely that we will be able to take a boat to Jersey to release Andrew where he was from with the social distancing rules in both islands.