Daisy - Rescued on 25th October 2006

On 25th of October 2006 (Wednesday evening) the Sanctuary received a call about a pup at Watergate Bay in Newquay. The caller said the pup had really bad injuries and the tide was fast approaching. We called one of our volunteers who went out and managed to pick the pup up before the tide washed it away. He was quickly transported back to Gweek, where the Animal Care Team had moved Simba out of isolation 3 into the main hospital, so we could put this one in.Daisy in the isolation pen in hospital - photo was taken by Rachael Vine
The pup arrived and the wounds were worse than expected. On closer inspection, we found that she was a little girl, and weighed 21.5 kilos, the rear flippers had large multiple wounds all over and one flipper even had a wound down to the tendon. The pup also had wounds to the belly, front flippers head, chin, and whisker bed. This seal was in a really bad way, but we wanted to give it a really pretty name, so we called her Daisy.

Hospital update: 27th October 2006 - Daisy is still in isolation and continues to have her wounds treated. Because she has so many wounds we are concerned about septicaemia setting in and are monitoring her closely.
Daisy playing with the hose earlier in the week in the hospital before he was moved down to the nursery pool - photo was taken by Rachael Vine Hospital Update: 17th November 2006 - Daisy had clear bloods this week and was moved down to the nursery pool. A little daunting for her and she hide in the cave, by the time the afternoon feed had arrived, she was in the pool and feeding well. With more confidence, we are sure she will be singing her little lungs out - at least the hospital is now quiet.
Update: 24th November 2006 - Daisy was put into the convalescence pool for the first time this week and even managed to catch a fish at feeding time - only for it to be stolen again by one of the adult seals, if this wasn´t scary enough on her first time in the pool, she the met Ray and Marlin which really scared the living day lights out of her. Daisy went for the second time to catch a fish and suddenly was confronted by these two on either side of her, squashing her and jumping for her fish. This was all too much for Daisy so she now stays on the side of the pool and only ventures into the water when she has too. Daisy´s orange flipper tag number is 10.
Daisy in the convalescence pool - photo was taken on 30th December 2006 Update: 31st December 2006 - These photos of Daisy were taken on Saturday 30th of December 2006 in the convalescence pool. Daisy in the convalescence pool - photo was taken on 30th December 2006
Update: 19th January 2007 - The Animal Care Team went into the convalescence pool with the cage and scales this week, Daisy along with Roo, Ronnie, Magnet and Pebbles have all reached 40 kilos and should be released back into the wild once we get some nice weather.
Roo, Ronnie, Daisy, Gnasher and Penfold in the trailer - Photo was taken by Rachael VineUpdate: 4th February 2007 - Daisy was released back into the wild on the 22nd of January 2007 along with Roo, Ronnie, Gnasher and Penfold at Porthtowan. Daisy and Gnasner - Photo was taken by Rachael Vine

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