Submitted by Steve on 17:22, 4th Mar, 2021 | 0

Yesterday during World Wildlife Day the GSPCA set free two seabirds that arrived into our care last month oiled, weak, injured and thin.

Violet-Elizabeth a guillemot was rescued at Pembroke on the 7th February and Gary the razorbill was rescued from L’Eree on the 18th February.

To see the birds released back in the wild please go to

Beckie Bailey GSPCA Animal Care Assistant said “Gary was brought up to the shelter by a member of the public, who also removed loads of fishing Materials off the bird.”

“He thought the bird was injured, so Gary a razorbill was admitted into the Wildlife Hospital Unit.”

“The staff at the Shelter thought he had a possible broken leg and wing.”

“The Isabelle Vets team examined the bird and Gary had a full X-ray.”

“The staff at the GSPCA were over the moon when the vets confirmed Gary had no breaks!”

“As soon as Gary returned back to the shelter the team started him on his rehabilitation treatment to get him fit and to remove the oil that was on him.”

“Gary made a full recovery and was released back into the wild yesterday with Violet-Elizabeth an oiled guillemot who was rescued at Pembroke at the start of February.”

“Both birds when they were fit enough were placed in one of our rehab pools together.”

“Yesterday as both birds were fit enough were transported to the cost and released back to the wild.”

“It was wonderful to see them back where they belong and it was very sweet watching Gary follow Violet-Elizabeth.”

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager “What a lovely release for Gary and Violet-Elizabeth on World Wildlife Day.”

"We help over 2000 wild animals every year and over 1500 wild birds."

"During the stormy winter months we often see oiled birds and for those around the coast please do keep an eye out for poorly birds."

"We continue to see large numbers of very poorly pigeons every day and we have a huge number of hedgehogs in our care."

“With few fund raisers and next to no boarding due to lockdown the GSPCA income has been hit hard and we need your support now more than ever.”

“There are many ways you can help support our vital 24/7 work and donate or raise funds for the hundreds of animals in our care.”

“With over 140 hedgehogs, 3 seal pups, dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, fish, reptiles and many birds we help over 3000 animals through the doors every year.”

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