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GSPCA rescues another seal pup

GSPCA rescues another seal pup

Thursday 23 December 2021

GSPCA rescues another seal pup


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Only last week, the GSPCA were near Fort Grey releasing Pork Pie and Titan, both well over 60kgs in weight and over a year old.

Today a report came in of a beached grey seal pup in the same area.

Head of Marine Mammals Geoff George, after feeding the four seal pups at the GSPCA this morning, got the call and headed down to check out if the pup was okay or needed help.

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“When I got to Fort Grey we were faced with a grey seal pup of around 5 weeks of age," said Mr George.

“He is very long and very thin at just 23kgs which is half the weight he should be.

“He also some other health concerns such and we have called the vet to come and have a look as he is now at the GSPCA.

“He is extremely feisty which is a good sign and he joins the four others we have at the GSPCA in our intensive care area.

“We have named him Blueberry and we will be caring for him around the clock.

“The other four seal pups - Luna C, Jagho Herman, the two newest Guernsey seal pups, and Aurora and Eliza, the Jersey pups - are doing well and three are now out on the rehab pools.”

Steve Byrne, GSPCA Manager, said: “Last week we released two seal pups and today we rescue another, taking the numbers in our care back up to five.

“Blueberry will need around the clock care.

“Luna C, Aurora and Eliza are all able to use the pools now, although Jagho Herman is needing additional care and is improving daily.

“This time of year we see seal pups being born around the Channel Islands but it is extremely important to leave them alone and not approach as you can scare their mother away.

“If you see a seal pup please do give us a call on 257261 or send a few pictures via our facebook or admin@gspca.org.gg so we can monitor them.

“For advice on what to do and how to identify a sick seal pup check out our advice page HERE.

"To see some of the previous stories about seals please click HERE.

"Here is a table of the seals we have helped back to the wild and Porkpie and Titan are hopefully ready soon."

Name

Jethou Bumblee

Hanois

Trinity

Eden

Bonnie

Sami

Temperance

Andrew

Marty

Gully

Sealia

Mambo

Hannah

Pebbles

Joey

Titan

India

Pork Pie

Aurora

Eliza

Jagho Herman

Luna C

Blueberry

Arrived

November 2012

January 2013

January 2014

January 2014

January 2016

December 2016

November 2017

November 2018

December 2018

December 2018

January 2019

February 2019

February 2019

February 2020

November 2020

December 2020

March 2021

May 2021

November 2021

November 2021

December 2021

December 2021

December 2021

Where found

Jethou

Guernsey

Guernsey

Guernsey

Guernsey

Jersey

Guernsey

Jersey

Jersey

Guernsey

Guernsey

Guernsey

Guernsey

Guernsey

Jersey

Guernsey

Guernsey

Guernsey (originally from Cornwall)

Jersey (still in care)

Jersey (still in care)

Herm, Guernsey (still in care)

Guernsey (still in care)

Guernsey

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Festive Opening Times at the GSPCA & Guided Tours

Please remember that in the case of an emergency, sick, injured or stray animal(s) please call 01481 257261 and choose the 24 hour emergency option.

The times are below for reception when you can pop in and buy everything from your Christmas GSPCA goodies to pets presents from the GSPCA Animal Shelter.

The GSPCA want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

Reception & Shop area

Collecting Boarding Dogs & Cats

Dropping off Boarding Dogs & Cats

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Pictured (top): Blueberry, a grey seal pup, is now in the care of the GSPCA after being rescued near Fort Grey.

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