Galaxy was rescued on 20th October 2013
Gender : Female

Location of Rescue : Boscastle harbour

Age at Rescue : 2 weeks old (whitecoat)

Weight at Rescue : 16kgs

Reason for rescue : No sign of Mum. A few small puncture wounds on her body and flippers.
Galaxy was transported from the beach at Boscastle to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary and was put into one of the isolation pens in the hospital. A clinical assessment was carried out by members of the animal care team and the pup was prescribed antibiotics as a precaution to fight any infections she may be harbouring.

Update - 26th October 2013 : Galaxy is pretty feisty girl! She is currently on a course of antibiotics for her wounds. Galaxy is starting to moult and loving having a swim in her hospital pen number 3. Members of the Animal Care Team are helping her to eat fish until she learns for herself. Galaxy is a very pretty seal pup.

Update - 16th November 2013 : Galaxy´s wounds have now healed. After force feeding for 5 days she began ripping up her own fish. She is sharing a pool with Moon and the seal pup is teaching her how to fish for herself. Galaxy currently weighs 19kgs. Galaxy´s flipper tag number is 157 (orange).
Galaxy Update - 22nd November 2013 : Galaxy is now in the convalescent pool with the resident seals and rescued pups (Aurora, Eclipse, Mars, Orion, Nasa, Moon and Milkyway).

Update - 2nd December 2013 : This photo (left) of Galaxy was taken on 1st December 2013 in the convalescent pool.

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Update - 29th December 2013 : Galaxy is currently in the convalescent pool.

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

Update - 20th February 2013 : Galaxy along with Milky Way and Solar were released back into the wild on 18th February 2014 at a beach along the south coast of Cornwall.

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 a pup (Adoption £25 each pup) or make a donation towards a pup´s rehabilitation,
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The staff at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary do a brilliant job and without your help, they couldn´t continue.