The GSPCA are devastated to report that Rocco the grey seal pup sadly passes away

Submitted by Steve on 08:00, 22nd Jun, 2017 | 0

This morning the GSPCA have been devastated to find that Rocco the Jersey grey seal pup who was rescued on Sunday by the BDMLR team, arrived in Guernsey on Tuesday and has been under the care of the team and the vets passed away in the early hours of this morning.

Rocco was rescued the same afternoon that Sami the Jersey seal pup was released back in her home waters.

This is the first ever grey seal pup the GSPCA has had rescued and come into care in the middle of the summer which is extremely unseasonal and never been seen before.

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Grey seal pup rescued hours after Sami is released in Jersey by the British Divers Marine Life Rescue Medics on route to GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 13:31, 20th Jun, 2017 | 0

On Sunday the team all enjoyed releasing Sami the seal pup back into Jersey waters near to where she was rescued back in December.

No-one could have forseen that the Jersey British Divers Marine Life Rescue team who helped Sami and watched her swim free would hours later be rescuing another grey seal pup in need at such an unseasonal time of year.

The young pup has a number of health problems, a lot of nasal discharge and very underweight for its age so has been in the care of New Era Vets and is currently on route to the GSPCA.

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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 only weeks away from being ready for the wild - please donate to her final fattening

Submitted by Steve on 16:04, 24th Apr, 2017 | 0

We are pleased to report that Sami a grey seal pup who was rescued on a beach in Jersey just after Christmas starving and unwell is only a few weeks away from being ready for going back to the wild.

Four months on from her rescue she is eating extremely well and after being recently weighed by her carer Geoff George we are pleased to report that she weighs just over 36kg.

The team are overjoyed with her progress at the GSPCA and we are all very excited that she will be soon released back to the wild.

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Sami the Channel Island seal pup loving her pool and improving daily - can you help towards her care

Submitted by Steve on 09:53, 12th Apr, 2017 | 0

We are pleased to report that Sami a grey seal pup who was rescued on a beach in Jersey just after Christmas starving and unwell is making fantastic progress and is now swimming well in our pools at the Shelter in St Andrews.

Nearly four months on from her rescue she is eating extremely well and over the last two weeks been enjoying the sunshine and her rehabilitation pool.

Sami continues to eat between 20 to 30 mackerel and herring a day and we continue to appeal for support towards her care.

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True Channel Island seal pup as Sami brings together charities across Bailiwicks & largest channel island company SandpiperCI

Submitted by Steve on 17:20, 12th Mar, 2017 | 0

Sami a grey seal pup was rescued on a beach in Jersey just after Christmas starving and unwell and the GSPCA are hugely grateful to SandpiperCI who are kindly helping with her care.

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

Nearly three months on from her rescue we the team at the GSPCA can’t believe how much she has grown and how great her appetite now is after her near death experience.

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A year since the rescue of Olivia - Did you know today is World Wildlife Day - could you help the wildlife at the Shelter?

Submitted by Steve on 08:57, 3rd Mar, 2017 | 0

World Wildlife Day is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people.

At the same time, the Day reminds us of the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime, which has wide-ranging economic, environmental and social impacts.  Wildlife has an intrinsic value and contributes to the ecological, genetic, social, economic, scientific, educational, cultural, recreational and aesthetic aspects of sustainable development and human well-being.

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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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Sami and Jonathan the seal pups continue to improve at the GSPCA - please vote for their carer Geoff

Submitted by Steve on 22:09, 26th Jan, 2017 | 0

We are pleased to report that both Sami and Jonathan the grey seal pups continue to improve at the GSPCA.

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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