A sad day as Achilles the grey seal pup doesn't make it through his operation

Submitted by Steve on 00:05, 13th Dec, 2016 | 0

We are sad to report that despite keeping Achilles the grey seal pup alive since he was rescued on Saturday he sadly passed away during his operation earlier today.

Achilles had a number of ailments and injuries and required an operation and after two days of intensive care he was taken to the vets earlier today, sadly he didn't make it through the procedure.

All of the team and those involved did everything they could to help the rescued seal pup and all the team have been upset that we weren't able to save him.

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Injured grey seal pup rescued at Petit Bot now at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 11:40, 10th Dec, 2016 | 0

At 7.45am this morning the GSPCA emergency number was called to an injured grey seal pup at Petit Bot.

GSPCA Volunteer Wardens Paul Duchemin and Neil Turner attended the scene were they were faced with a young male seal pup with a very nasty open injury to its back, weak and thin.

The pup was rescued and brought directly to the GSPCA Animal Shelter in St Andrews were it was been thoroughly checked over by local vet and GSPCA President John Knight and Animal Collection Officer and Marine Medic Geoff George.

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Update on Poppy the grey seal pup at the GSPCA - can you help donate to her care

Submitted by Steve on 17:04, 25th Nov, 2016 | 0

Last week an extremely young grey seal pup with no mum in site was rescued in Alderney.

Poppy as she has been called is responding well to treatment and has made it through the first 12 days at the GSPCA.

The are now clear signs of her losing her white coat and we continue to do all we can to ensure she survives.

The GSPCA working with local vets have been giving Poppy around the clock intensive care in a heated isolated seal room at the Shelter and we are pleased to say she is now receiving fish as well as other treatments.

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Poppy the grey seal pup growing stronger each day - can you help donate to her care at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 17:53, 16th Nov, 2016 | 0

On Monday a 2 to 3 day old grey seal pup with no mum in site was rescued in Alderney.

Poppy as she has been called is responding well to treatment and has made it through her second night at the GSPCA.

Already there are signs of her losing her white coat and we continue to do all we can to ensure she survives.

Yesterday John Knight local vet and GSPCA President popped in to check her over and was pleased with her progress and condition.

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White coat grey seal pup rescued by Alderney Animal Welfare Society now at the GSPCA intensive care seal room

Submitted by Steve on 23:44, 14th Nov, 2016 | 0

This afternoon the GSPCA received a call about a Grey Seal Pup from Alderney.

Alderney Animal Welfare Society called after a white coat seal pup had been spotted over the past two days with no mother in site.

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Rio the Common Seal Pup survives her first night at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 11:16, 25th Aug, 2016 | 0

Rio the Common or also known as Harbour Seal Pup has made it through her first night although is still extremely thin and weak.

Named Rio by the team at the Animal Shelter the young seal pup was rescued yesterday by Alderney Wildlife Trust and first taken to Alderney Animal Welfare Society where it was treated by Vet John Knight before being transported to Guernsey.

At only 9kg she is the thinnest seal pup to be taken in at the GSPCA and first Common Seal to be seen in a very long time.

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Injured Common Seal Pup found in Alderney on route to the GSPCA in Guernsey thanks to those involved

Submitted by Steve on 12:12, 24th Aug, 2016 | 0

Currently on route is an injured and sick young Common Seal Pup from Alderney.

It was found and rescued by Alderney Wildlife Trust and taken to Alderney Animal Welfare Society where it was checked over and treated by Vet John Knight.

Although very rare for the Common Seal to be seen in the Channel Islands, this is the second to be rescued in a week as one was recently found sick in Jersey and was transported to the RSPCA in the UK.

This pup will shortly be on route to the GSPCA to continue the treatment the vet has started.

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Buzz Aldridge an injured Alderney buzzard now at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 12:50, 26th Feb, 2016 | 0

Earlier this week an injured Alderney buzzard took an Aurigny flight to Guernsey.

The injured bird of prey which was recently taken in by Alderney Animal Welfare Society and on Wednesday 'Buzz Aldridge' as the bird has been named was transported by plane to Guernsey Airport and then on to the GSPCA where we have the facilities to care and rehabilitate a variety of wildlife.

The bird is very weak and struggling to fly so will likely need time to rehabilitate.

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Gannet rescue from Jaonnaise Bay

Submitted by Steve on 14:31, 10th Oct, 2014 | 0

Yesterday the GSPCA were called out to an injured gannet at Jaonnaise Bay.

Animal Collection Officer Geoff George attended the site where he had a fair walk to find the trapped bird.

As the sun was setting during early evening Geoff found the poor bird trapped in discarded fishing netting.

It was difficult to say how long the bird had been there so he quickly restrained the bird got it back to the van and brought the bird back to the Shelter in St Andrews.

The bird has survived over night and staff are currently monitoring its progress.

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Paws for a Pint for Animals in Guernsey & Alderney on World Animal Day Saturday 4th October

Submitted by Steve on 07:26, 24th Sep, 2014 | 0

On the 4th October it is World Animal Day and to celebrate the GSPCA & Alderney Animal Welfare are launching an event called Paws for a Pint.

We are asking pubs. restaurants, hotels and anyone that would like to get involved to please sign up.

With over 20 pubs already involved in Guernsey and a number in Alderney, why don't you get in touch to find out more.

From organising an event at your local, to popping GSPCA collection boxes on the bar, maybe an animal fancy dress competition or even karaoke with animal themed songs.  

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