Sami the seal pup improves daily but sadly Johnathan passes away after around the clock care

Submitted by Steve on 15:47, 1st Feb, 2017 | 0

The team at GSPCA although are pleased to report that Sami the grey seal pup continues to improve we sadly lost Johnathan earlier this week.

Both seal pups were rescued and transported to Guernsey by the wonderful volunteers in Jersey from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue with the very kind help from those at Blue Islands and both airport staff.

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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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Bonnie the grey seal pup 4 weeks on

Submitted by Steve on 15:31, 12th Feb, 2016 | 0

Nearly 4 weeks ago the GSPCA were called out to rescue an emaciated grey seal pup.

We are pleased to report that Bonnie is doing very well and is putting on weight each and every day.

Her thin body and neck is putting on that much needed fat and she is eating extremely well going through 3-4kg of fresh fish every day.

Still under weight for her age it will be at the very least 6 weeks or so before she is fit, fat and well enough to be put back in the wild.

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10 days on and Bonnie the seal pup is doing better than we could have hoped

Submitted by Steve on 10:57, 26th Jan, 2016 | 0

10 days ago grey seal pup 'Bonnie' was rescued on the south coast at the base of a steep cliff.

At only 14kgs she was without doubt the sickest pup we have ever seen at the GSPCA.

The team at the GSPCA are pleased to update that she is doing well and now on solid fish and has become a very hungry lady.

After around the clock tube feeding, medications, vet treatment and a blended fresh fish feed she is now managing whole fish on her own.

Although still very early days in her rehab she appears to be putting on weight and growing in strength day by day.

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Bonnie the grey seal pup a week on the road to recovery but a long way to go - could you donate to her & the 300 GSPCA animals

Submitted by Steve on 12:07, 22nd Jan, 2016 | 0

Nearly a week ago a very sick and injured grey seal pup was rescued on the South coast of Guernsey.

Bonnie has she has been named is without doubt the weakest seal pup ever to be rescued by the GSPCA and the team were overjoyed that she survived the rescue and the first few days.

At only 14kg at time of rescue Bonnie was 26kg lighter than she should be for her age which was only around 2 weeks old.

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Extremely sick and weak Grey Seal Pup rescued at Corbier now at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 09:21, 18th Jan, 2016 | 0

On Saturday the GSPCA rescued the first sick seal pup in nearly 2 years.

After what was a fairly mild Winter last year many birds and animals have had a much harder season this year with dozens of oiled sea birds being rescued over the last few weeks.

Geoff George Animal Collection Officer was called out on Saturday to what was reported to be a seal pup at Corbier.

When Geoff arrived at the scene he was faced with a steep climb and without doubt one of the thinnest pups we have ever rescued.

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As the bad weather continues and grey seal pups due - advice on what to do if you see a sick seal pup from the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 09:47, 18th Nov, 2015 | 0

Every Autumn the shores of the Bailiwick see grey seal pups being born, and the GSPCA are issuing advice today because of the inclement weather we have seen recently.

The earliest seal we have rescued in recent years was Jethou Bumblebee who was found during the last week of November back in 2012.

During the last few winters the GSPCA have rescued four Grey Seal Pups in total.  Two in 2013/14 Eden and Trinity and the previous winter Jethou Bumblebee and Hanois.

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Seal pup advice after first call of the season

Submitted by Steve on 17:36, 1st Dec, 2014 | 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 inclement weather we have seen recently.

We had our first potential call on the weekend and the earliest seal we have rescued in recent years was Jethou Bumblebee who was rescued during the last week of November back in 2012.

In the last two years at the GSPCA we have rescued four Grey Seal Pups in total.  Two last Winter Eden and Trinity and the previous year Jethou Bumblebee and Hanois.

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Second seal pup rescued in 24 hours

Submitted by GSPCA on 16:52, 10th Jan, 2014 | 0

Today the GSPCA rescued a second sick seal pup in less than 24 hours since the last.

Eden as she has been fondly named was seen earlier this afternoon in Havelet Bay on the Castle Pier next to Castle Cornet and was reported to the Animal Shelter.

Geoff George Animal Collection Officer rushed to the scene and arrived just after 2pm where he was faced with one of the thinnest pups we have had in many years.

Geoff quickly restrained the very ill pup and transported her to the GSPCA Wildlife Unit.

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Wild Weather affects its first seal pup of 2014 in Guernsey

Submitted by GSPCA on 11:54, 9th Jan, 2014 | 0

Yesterday the GSPCA received calls along the south coast of a Grey Seal Pup which was first we believe seen in L'Eree.

At 4pm we had a call from Jamie Hooper who's from conservation group La Société Guernesiaise which had the pup reported to him at Pezeres Point.

Jamie was concerned for the pup and contacted us here at the GSPCA where we launched the rescue.

Geoff George Animal Collection Officer and Sarah Creasey the Education and Welfare Officer attended the scene where they found a very thin 3 week old grey seal pup.

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