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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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Jonathon the Jersey seal pup needing around the clock care - please donate to Sami and Jonathan at the GSPCA
Submitted by Steve on 14:19, 18th Jan, 2017 | 0
On Saturday the first seal pup of 2017 was rescued and brought to the GSPCA from Jersey.
Jonathon as the young animal has been called is needing 24/7 around the clock intensive care due to his thin and very ill health.
Full of worms and with a number of injuries the vets and team at the GSPCA are providing this very poorly seal with all he needs to help ensure he survives at this very delicate time.
Sami who was rescued just after Christmas in Jersey is improving daily although months away from being well enough to be released back into the wild.
Submitted by Steve on 15:07, 14th Jan, 2017 | 0
Yesterday the first Channel Island grey seal pup was rescued of 2017.
Found at Petit Pot in Jersey the young seal pup at only 18kgs so extremely thin with a number of injuries was rescued by the British Diver Marine Life Rescue volunteers and cared for overnight at New Era Vets in Jersey.
This morning the young seal pup was transported with BDMLR Marine Mammal Medic Caroline Stockhill to Guernsey and is now at the GSPCA Wildlife Rehabilitation unit in the seal intensive care room and is next to Sami the seal pup who was rescued in Jersey just after Christmas.
Sami the seal pup eating on her own at the GSPCA - could you help donate to feed her fish and the other animals in our care
Submitted by Steve on 15:27, 6th Jan, 2017 | 0
We are pleased to announce that Sami the seal pup rescued in jersey between Christmas and New Years has started eating fish all on her own.
She is extremely thin so it will take months before she is strong enough to release to the wild and it would be wonderful if you could help donate to her care to help towards the fish she will need as well as help the hundreds of other animals in our care.
We will of course keep you up to date with her progress.
Submitted by Steve on 16:14, 3rd Jan, 2017 | 0
Last week a grey seal pup was rescued in Jersey by the JSPCA and BDMLR (British Divers Marine Life Rescue) which was transported to Guernsey and is now in the care of the GSPCA.
To see the full story of the rescue please visit - http://gspca.org.gg/blog/jersey-grey-seal-pup-rescued-jspca-bdmlr-now-gspca-thanks-blue-islands
Submitted by Steve on 13:20, 29th Dec, 2016 | 0
A grey seal pup was found stranded at the high tide mark on Tuesday 27th December at Bonne Nuit Bay. The JSPCA, who were initially called by a dog walker that morning, made a call for the BDMLR (British Divers Marine Life Rescue) to come and assess the pup.
Donna de Gruchy (British Divers Marine Life Rescue, Channel Isles coordinator) said “The pup was found to be a Grey seal (common on our offshore reefs), with a moulted coat indicating the pup would now be weaned from its mother."