Fenna - Arrived on 8th November 2007
The Sanctuary received a call from Tim (BDMLR) about a pup on the beach at St Ives which had some wounds to its rear flippers and very malnourished. The Animal Care Team got together the kit and headed to St Ives.

The pup had already been brought up the beach when the Sanctuary team arrived and was given fluids in the car park before being taken back to the Sanctuary. The pup was weighed and found to be 17.5 kilos, which for a pup this age is underweight. The pup also had numerous puncture wounds to its rear flippers, with both swelling and discharge; she also had an ulcerated tongue. The pup has been put on a course of antibiotics, pain relief as well as the normal vitamins and iron tablets, plus fluid for the first 24 hours. She has been named Fenna.

Hospital Update: 13th November 2007 - Fenna is doing well and is now being force-fed fish 4 times a day.
Fenna in the main hospital - photo was taken on 25th November 2007 Update: 26th November 2007 - Fenna was visited by the vet last week who was pleased with the way the wound was healing on her rear flippers, and the swelling has now started to go down.

These photos of Fenna were taken on Sunday 25th of November 2007 in the main hospital.
Fenna in the main hospital - photo was taken on 25th November 2007
Update: 14th December 2007 - Fenna along with Digory and Samson are now in the outside nursery pool and all feeding well.
Fenna in the convalescent pool - photo was taken on 27th December 2007 Update: 31st December 2007 - These photos of Fenna were taken on Thursday 27th of December 2007 in the convalescent pool.

Fenna's flipper tag number is 008 (yellow).
Fenna in the convalescent pool - photo was taken on 27th December 2007
Update: 20th January 2008 - Fenna is fat lady and is still sporting her green underarm, where she was treated in the hospital.
Claire and Dan helping a seal pup towards the sea - Photo was taken by Simon BoneUpdate: 3rd March 2008 - Fenna was released back into the wild on the 27th of February 2008 along with Nessa, Scrabble, Digory, Pasco and Jenga at Gwithian. Seals being released back into the wild with Rachael and Claire in the background - Photo was taken by Simon Bone
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