Betty Boop was rescued on 10th October 2014
Betty Boop, a 3 weeks old female grey seal pup was rescued on 10th October 2014 from the beautiful and remote beach at Bobby´s Bay which is near Padstow by members of the British Divers Marine Life (BMDLR) Rescue team.

She was found to have several nasty wounds on all four flippers and an ulcer in her left eye.
Betty Boop
Betty Boop The pup was taken to the BDMLR´s temporary seal holding facility until a pen was available in the hospital at Gweek.

Upon arrival at the Sanctuary, the pup was put into one of isolation pen of the hospital and a full clinical assessment was carried out by members of the animal care team. Her wounds were checked and cleaned.

Betty was given a course of precautionary antibiotics treatment. She was given a mixture of fluids and fish.
Update - 14th October 2014 : Betty Boop is currently in the main hospital pen number 3 and doing really well. She is self-feeding and has just finished eye treatment so is enjoying her first swim. She currently weighs 20.5kg.

Update - 26th October 2014 : Betty Boop was moved to the outside nursery pool 3 on 25th October 2014.
Click here to watch a short video of this move.

Click here to see a selection of photos taken on 25th October 2014 being moved into the outside nursery pool number 3.
Betty Boop
Betty Boop - Photo taken on 28th December 2014 Update - 28th November 2014 : Betty is now in the convalescence pool and learning how to compete for fish with the other rescued seal pups and the resident seals.

Her flipper tag number is 036.

Update - 1st January 2015 : Photo left of Betty was taken on 28th December 2014 in the convalescent pool.

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Update - 28th January 2015 : Betty Boop was released back into the wild along with Moomin, Olive, Wolverine and Magneto on 26th January 2015 at Gwithian.

Click here to see a selection of amazing photos taken by Photographer Simon Bone of the seal release.
Seal Release - 26th January 2015

Each pup at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary can cost up to £1,000+ to rescue, rehabilitate and release, if you would like to help by adopting a pup (Adoption £25 each pup) or make a donation towards a pup´s rehabilitation,
please click here for more details.


The staff at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary do a brilliant job and without your help, they couldn´t continue.

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