Chuck Norris was rescued on 1st January 2012
New Year´s Day not only bring the start of a new year but two seals. A call from some members of the public at Loe Bar about a pup sent the rescue team out again. The pup was located on the beach, and the condition of its injuries meant it would need to come in.

In the hospital a clinical assessment revealed the pup was a male weighing in at
26 kilos with a large open wound around its tail, tearing to the webbing and lots of old puncture wounds. The wounds were cleaned and treated and a course of antibiotics started. This pup has been named Chuck Norris.
Chuck Norris
Update: 26th January 2012 - Chuck Norris´s flipper tag number is 35 (green).    He is currently in nursery pool number 3 for
his next stage of rehabilitation.

Update: 9th February 2012 - Chuck Norris is very unhappy at being put in the convalescent pool and separated from Amelia.

Update: 20th March 2012 - Chuck Norris has been moved back to the hospital due to an abscess on his spine, but is receiving a course of antibiotic and pain relief and will hopefully be back to his normal self very soon.

Update: 24th April 2012 - We are very sorry to report that on Tuesday 17th April 2012 the difficult decision was made to put seal pup Chuck Norris to sleep.

Chuck first arrived at the Sanctuary on 1st January 2012 after being found at Loe Bar, near Helston with an infected wound on his rear end, an ulcerated eye and some minor wounds to his flippers. Although he initially made good progress it was not long into his rehabilitation that Chuck began to show signs of deterioration again.

The team brought Chuck back up to the hospital to continue to treat him and found a large swelling close to were his original wound had been found.

Although the wound had long since healed Chuck became reluctant to use his rear flippers and preferred to sit out on the side of the pool. As the treatment appeared to be making no improvements the vets decided to investigate the swelling further and found a large thick-walled abscess. Despite extended courses of treatment, x-rays and daily flushing of the abscess Chuck began to deteriorate further. A swab of the abscess found a particularly persistent and aggressive bacteria that he was unlikely to be able to recover from. Despite everyone´s efforts, especially Chuck, the animal care team and the veterinary team agreed that the kindest action was to allow Chuck to peacefully pass away.

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