Seal pup advice after first call of the season

Submitted by Steve on 17:36, 1st Dec, 2014 | 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 especially with inclement weather we have seen recently.

We had our first potential call on the weekend and the earliest seal we have rescued in recent years was Jethou Bumblebee who was rescued during the last week of November back in 2012.

In the last two years at the GSPCA we have rescued four Grey Seal Pups in total.  Two last Winter Eden and Trinity and the previous year Jethou Bumblebee and Hanois.

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Guernsey Press video of the seal release

Submitted by Steve on 11:00, 27th May, 2014 | 0

Here is a video of the seal release thanks to Adrian Miller and Guernsey Press.

If you missed the story of the seal release then here it is again -

Friday the 23rd May was not only a joyous and wonderful day for the team at the GSPCA, but also filled with tears and hope.

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Seal pups Trinity and Eden are back in the wild - Thank you to all involved with the fantastic release on Jethou

Submitted by Steve on 16:05, 24th May, 2014 | 0

Friday the 23rd May was not only a joyous and wonderful day for the team at the GSPCA, but also filled with tears and hope.

Grey seal pups Trinity and Eden who were rescued in January of this year were found very close to death and if it hadn't been for the rescue and rehabilitation at the GSPCA Animal Shelter in St Andrews, Guernsey then they certainly wouldn't have made it in the wild.

Yesterday morning GSPCA staff made preparations to release the young seal pups which were rescued separately earlier this year.

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Did you know today is World Wildlife Day - could you help the wildlife at the Shelter by donating to their care?

Submitted by GSPCA on 18:36, 3rd Mar, 2014 | 0

World Wildlife Day is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people.

At the same time, the Day reminds us of the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime, which has wide-ranging economic, environmental and social impacts.  Wildlife has an intrinsic value and contributes to the ecological, genetic, social, economic, scientific, educational, cultural, recreational and aesthetic aspects of sustainable development and human well-being.

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BIG FISH APPEAL - Please help support the many sick and injured seabirds and seals at the GSPCA

Submitted by GSPCA on 13:20, 21st Feb, 2014 | 0

At the GSPCA we have had the busiest start to a year with seals and seabirds than the team can remember.

Currently we have 14 guillemots, 1 gannet and 2 seal pups at the Animal Shelter.

As you can imagine they are eating a healthy amount of fish and we really need your support.

From sandeels to sprats, herring and mackerel each animal is eating large numbers to help with their recuperation.

You can donate online through our Just Giving Page, by calling 01481 257261, by post or by popping into the Shelter in St Andrews.

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Large towel appeal to help care for Grey Seal Pups Eden and Trinity

Submitted by GSPCA on 16:55, 28th Jan, 2014 | 0

Can you help us help our two seal pups Eden and Trinity?

Both seal pups are doing well and have been at the Shelter for just over two weeks since their rescues.

We have been appealing for donations of mackerel and herring and its been wonderful to see the many donations and fish to help with their care.

Since helping Eden and Trinity we have been out to visit other seal pups around the coast but thankfully they have been in a healthy condition and best left in the wild.

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Bad Weather puts Seal Pups at risk this time of year - Please Watch for them around our coastline

Submitted by GSPCA on 14:55, 23rd Oct, 2013 | 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 especially with the rough weather that we currently have.

Last year the GSPCA rescued two Grey Seal Pups which were called Jethou Bumblebee and Hanois.

Fortunately both were rescued in time and were able to be rehabilitated at the GSPCA in Guernsey.

Earlier this Spring they were released back in the wild on Jethou and we have had regular sightings of them which certainly warmed the hearts of the GSPCA team.

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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.

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GSPCA seal pups Jethou Bumblebee and Hanois spotted back at Jethou yesterday afternoon

Submitted by GSPCA on 12:21, 15th May, 2013 | 0

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

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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.

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