|Dudley was rescued on 25th September 2009|
|On the 25th September 2009 the Sanctuary received a call about a seal at Padstow. Due to the pup's condition we recruited the help of the BDMLR. The pup was brought into the Sanctuary and taken straight into main hospital pen number 3.|
The pup was weighed and found to be 37 kilos, 3 weeks old and the clinical assessment found that the pup had ulcers to the top of the mouth and a 2 puncture wounds to its tail, but also had wheezing breathing. The wounds were cleaned and treated and was also given a course of antibiotics. The pup is a little boy and has been named Dudley.
The rescue of Dudley was filmed by - BBC's Countryfile.
Update: 1st October 2009 - Dudley has nearly finished his moult and once infections have cleared we will put him in water.
Update: 10th October 2009 - Dudley along with Rebeus have now been moved to nursery pool 2. Both are looking very fat, but a little disinterested in the fish at feeding time, hopefully they will get the hang of it. Dudley's flipper tag number is 03 (light blue).
Update: 8th November 2009 - This photo of Dudley was taken on 6th November 2009 in the outside nursery pool. Dudley is now feeding on whole fish and putting on weight. His rehabilitation is going well and should put on enough weight in the next few weeks to then move into the convalescent pool. Click here to see further photos.
|Update: 20th November 2009 - This week Dudley along with Rubeus were moved into the Convalescent Pool, both look to tiny to be in the big pool, but lucky none of the residents are pick on them these, two are sticking together and if one wonders of too far then the one left behind will yell to find out where they have gone.|
|Update: 2nd January 2010 - Dudley along with Hedwig were released back into the wild on 21st December 2009. On a very cold morning these two pups were loaded up and taken to Church Cove a short journey from the Sanctuary. As usual the pups seeing a big wide open seas were out of the trailer and in to the water.|
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