Hanois the grey seal pup has his first swim & we still need your support for the Big Fish Appeal

Submitted by GSPCA on 17:46, 7th Feb, 2013 | 0

Today Hanois our second grey seal pup this winter got his first swim since being rescued in one of the GSPCA Animal Shelter pools.

At only 3 to 4 months of age and having being kept warm during his rehabilitation after being found sick and injured near L'Ancresse 4 weeks ago he wasn't too keen on his first dip.

Geoff George Animal Collection Officer and main seal carer at the Shelter said 'A Bit like Jethou Bumblebee was, Hanois wasn't that keen coming out in the cold and diving in the water but once in he had a good look around.'

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Hanois and Jethou Bumblebee update - Big Fish Appeal

Submitted by GSPCA on 14:40, 23rd Jan, 2013 | 0

We are pleased to report that both Hanois and Jethou Bumblebe the rescued grey seal pups are recovering well.

Jethou Bumblebee who has been cared for at the GSPCA for just over 9 weeks has doubled his original weight and looking very healthy.

Hanois who was rescued early this year is also putting on weight and his chest infection is much improved.

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Hanois the grey seal pup rescued on Saturday by GSPCA staff

Submitted by GSPCA on 09:57, 7th Jan, 2013 | 0

On Saturday 5th January GSPCA Shelter staff had a call to an injured seal pup at Pleinmont.

Animal Care Assistant Annabelle Janes and Senior Animal Care Assistant Yvonne Chauvel responded to find a thin, injured grey seal pup with laboured breathing.

At only 21kg the pup had to be carried to the van and transported to the Shelter as to have left him would have meant he wouldn't have survived.Hanois the grey seal pup rescue at the GSPCA Animal Shelter Guernsey

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We hope to see you all at the Soup Kitchen next Tuesday but we need fish for our Grey Seal Pup

Submitted by GSPCA on 15:41, 28th Nov, 2012 | 0

We are pleased to announce that Jethou Bumblebee is doing extremely well. 

He has been on fish soup for the past few days and last night devoured his first fish all on his own.

His appetite has picked up and he is going through fish at a rate on knots.  As such the GSPCA are appealing for fish so that we can meet his very hungry belly.

The GSPCA would also like to appeal for a new chest freezer to help store all of the fish he will require to get him back to health.

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Seal Pup Rescue to save Jethou Bumblebee

Submitted by GSPCA on 15:05, 24th Nov, 2012 | 0

With any rough and bad weather the GSPCA receives many calls about sick and injured animals.GSPCA seal rescue from Jethou in Guernsey

Yesterday just after 3pm the GSPCA had a very unusual call from Jethou.  A seal pup had been spotted coming ashore alongside the jetty and didn't seem quite right.

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Seal Advice for the Bailiwick with the bad weather from the GSPCA

Submitted by GSPCA on 09:30, 5th Oct, 2012 | 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 is due.

If anyone see's a pup with or without a mum we really do appreciate a call so that we are aware of its location and condition but here is some advice.

A healthy pup looks like a big, stuffed maggot without a neck. However, a thin pup looks sleek (but not bony) and has a visible neck, like a healthy dog.

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Thank you to Guernsey Gas Ltd.

Submitted by GSPCA on 13:21, 13th Feb, 2012 | 0

As the New Year came and the Wildlife Unit filling with animals nearly every day, the hot water demand has been at full tilt for cleaning the many cages and feed bowls.

The boilers in this building being over 20 years old decided that they could cope no more and failed in January leaving the staff boiling kettles whilst we tried to figure out what to do.

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