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.

Jethou Bumblebee who was rescued on Jethou in November of last year at only 4 weeks of age and Hanois who was rescued at Pleinmont in January also only a month old were both very sick and emaciated on entry.  Both seals needed around a 1000kgs of fish each but were nursed back to health after a lot of hard work and a few sleepless nights.

Once again both pups were seen playing in the bay and appeared well and healthy so staff and volunteers at the GSPCA were overjoyed with the news.

The GSPCA posted a large number of pictures on our facebook page of the release and have asked anyone who see's seals looking similar or even better have pictures of local seals to send them in to the GSPCA.

We have been in touch with both the local Island Rib Voyages and the Bumblebee Cruise team to let us know if they see them and between them they have seen groups of up to 23 grey seal pups in local waters.

Geoff George Animal Collection Officer and main carer of seals at the Shelter said 'It was fantastic news once again to hear they are doing well.'

'It is so rare to get to know how they are doing once they are released but it really is great news.'

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said 'All the team are so grateful to those in Jethou keeping an eye open for them and it really warms the heart to know that they are well.'

'We would love to improve the seal facilities for next year and welcoming any donations towards this as we do for all of our projects on our wish list.'

To see our Wish List web page please click here.

To see pictures of the seals when they were released please click here.

To see videos of their release please click here.

If you would like to send us pictures of the seals you can do so by emailing -

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To see the story of their release please click here.

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To see the story of Jethou Bumblebee the grey seal pup please check out this short video from start to finish on how staff rescued him with a lot of help.

To see the story of Hanois and his rescue please go to

There are many items on the GSPCA's Wish List and you can see many of them by clicking here including a list of Amazon items which would make a difference to animals in Guernsey.

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The following are events planned for 2013

Every Tuesday during term time between 10.30am and 12pm at the GSPCA we have a coffee morning with bric-a-brac and pet supplies on sale.  Please click here for more details

Sunday 14th July - Labradog Day - a fun day for labrador owners at the Hotel Bon Port - please click here for details

Wednesday 17th July 6.30pm - Volunteer Induction Evening - more details to follow

Sunday 15th September 2013 - Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday - click here for more details.

4th October - World Animal Day - more details to follow


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