APPEAL - Sami the seal pup ready to go home - do you have a boat to help us take Sami to the Écréhous to be released?

Submitted by Steve on 10:17, 14th Jun, 2017 | 0

The GSPCA are extremely pleased to announce that Sami the grey seal pup rescued in Jersey by the JSPCA and British Divers Marine Life Rescue after months of care is ready to go back to where she belongs.

The GSPCA have been in discussions with the Jersey authorities to see if Sami could be released in the waters near to where she was found and we are overjoyed to announce that the we have permission for the first ever pan island rescued and rehabilitated grey seal pup is allowed to be released back into Jersey waters.

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Sami the seal pup continues with her hungry appetite - see how you can help her care at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 12:11, 18th Feb, 2017 | 0

Sami the seal pup continues to improve at the GSPCA.

Sami was rescued on a beach in Jersey just after Christmas starving and unwell.

If she hadn’t have been rescued by the JSPCA and BDMLR volunteers she would have certainly perished.

Nearly two months on from her rescue we are pleased to report she is growing stronger each day and eating at least 20 to 30 mackerel and herring.

The team are extremely pleased with her progress at the GSPCA but she is some months off being strong enough and of a healthy weight to be released back to the wild.

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Channel Island seal pup Sami needs your support - GSPCA Purple Week celebrating 144 years helping animals

Submitted by Steve on 12:37, 11th Feb, 2017 | 0

For the last 8 weeks the GSPCA have been caring for Sami the grey seal pup who was rescued sick and extremely thin at the end of December in Jersey.

We are pleased to report that Sami is growing stronger each day and eating fish extremely well.

Sami is still a long way off being ready to be released back to the wild and we are appealing for your support to help feed Sami.

Geoff George GSPCA Animal Collection Officer and head carer of marine mammals said "We are so pleased how Sami is doing and especially how well Sami is eating."

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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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Poppy the Alderney Grey Seal Pup survives her first night at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 13:38, 15th Nov, 2016 | 0

Last night the youngest and earliest grey seal pup at the GSPCA was rescued in Alderney.

Now named 'Poppy' she has made it through her first night and receiving further treatment with the GSPCA team and vet today.

She has been cared for through the night and we are doing all we can to ensure she survives.

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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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A conger eel not a baby seal but here is advice on what to do if you see a sick seal pup from the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 15:24, 5th Oct, 2016 | 0

Every Autumn the shores of the Bailiwick see grey seal pups being born, and the GSPCA are issuing advice today to help prepare islanders and those walking our shores.

On the weekend we were called out to what was thought to be an injured seal pup, but instead of finding a seal our Ambulance Volunteer Warden Suzy Rose was sadly faced with a dead conger eel that had been washed up.

It was reported locally in the media that we had rescued and were caring for a seal pup at the GSPCA, although this is not true as the conger eel that we were called out to had passed away.

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