SOS logo S.O.S. Update National Seal Sanctuary
Issue 49
4th October 2010

Pup Number Three
On Friday 24th September 2010, the Sanctuary received a telephone call about a possible abandoned pup at Portreath.

Amy from the Animal Care Team here at the Sanctuary set off with cage & rescue kit and headed out.

Amy found the pup near the SLSC and started an assessment on the beach, his temperature was a little high and he had a few superficial wounds and under weight, he was given fluids at the scene and then transferred to a cage for the journey back to the Sanctuary.

Back at Gweek a clinical assessment revealed he was only 3 days old and also had a scratch to his left eye, which he is now receiving a course of treatment for. This pup has been named Sulley.

Update: Sulley is now in hospital pen three and doing a lot better as when the team go into the pen, he is very aggressive in his nature which is a good sign, he now needs to put on weight as he was only 13 kilos when he arrived.
Sulley in the hospital, feeling better
Sulley in the hospital, feeling better
2010-2011 Pup Season
Our other two rescued pups, Boo and Pearl, are doing well in the hospital and are still receiving milk but are now starting to moult their white fluffy coat, in the next week both pups should be ready to move onto fish soup.
Boo starting to moult
Boo starting to moult
Pearl starting to moult
Pearl starting to moult
Animal Adoptions and Donations
If you would like to help with the cost of rehabilitation, it can cost up to £1500 to rehab each pup, you can help by taking out
an adoption.
If you do find a pup on the beach, please call the Sanctuary on 01326 221361, and follow this advice:-

DON´T attempt to handle the pup.

DON´T attempt to put the pup back in the sea.

DO keep your distance.

DON´T ignore the situation.

DO tell the National Seal Sanctuary call 01326 221361.
Seal Pup in the wild Adoptions start from £25,
click on this link
for more information or
email the adoption coordinator at

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