Cassiopeia was rescued on 9th November 2013
Gender : Female

Age at Rescue : 2 weeks old (whitecoat)

Weight at Rescue : 32kgs

Reason for rescue : The pup was monitored for many hours with no sign of her mum, a decision was made to rescue the pup from a secluded cove along the west coast of Cornwall.
The seal pup was rescued from the cove and taken to the British Divers Marine Life Rescue´s (BDMLR) temporary seal holding facility until a pen was available in the hospital at Gweek. For the first 24 hours the pup was given rehydration fluids, the pup was named Cassiopeia.

Update - 16th November 2013 : Cassiopeia was moved to Gweek on 15th November 2013; no further treatment was required, so upon arrival at the sanctuary, she was put into the outside nursery pool to learn how to compete for fish with the other seal pups.
Cassiopeia Update - 22nd November 2013 : Cassiopeia is currently in nursery pool number 3.

Update - 2nd December 2013 : This photo (left) of Cassiopeia was taken on 1st December 2013 in the nursery pool. Click here to see a larger version of this photo.

Update - 8th December 2013 : Cassie has just started to rip up her fish, we think Crater has been showing her how it´s done!
Update - 29th December 2013 : Cassie is currently in the convalescent pool and learning how to compete for fish for her next stage of rehabilitation.

Her flipper tag number is 173 (orange).

Click here to see a larger photo of Cassie taken on 28th December 2013.

Update - 20th January 2014 : Cassie is still in the convalescent pool.
Convalescent pool Update - 25th February 2014 : Cassi is in the convalescent pool putting on lots of weight before being released back to the wild soon.
Update - 14th April 2014 : Click here to see a larger version of this photo of Cassie taken on 12th April 2014 in the convalescent pool. Cassie
Seal Release on 15th May 2014 Update - 17th May 2014 : Cassiopeia along with Titan, Atlantis, Hubble, Nebula, Pandora and Skipper were released back into the wild on 15th May 2014 at Gwithian.

Click here to see a selection of amazing photos taken by Photographer Simon Bone of the seal release.
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 Cassiopeia (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.