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Issue 66
8th January 2012

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Happy New Year to All
The National Seal Sanctuary would like to wish you all a Happy New Year and hope to see you in 2012.

Rescued Pups Update for 2011/12
This Christmas and New Year has really kept the Animal Care Team on their toes with lots of seal pups being admitted to our hospital
and two pups transferred to us from the RSPCA.   Our special thanks to the volunteers of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team for their help over the festive period.
Tiny Tim
Tiny Tim, a 10 weeks old male seal pup, was rescued from the Lizard Point by some of the members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team on 24th December 2011, he was malnourished and weak.
Tiny Tim
Ruby
Ruby was rescued from Dyfed Lamphey in Wales on 31st October 2011 by the RSPCA and taken to their West Hatch Wildlife Centre for treatment.

The pup was transferred to the National Seal Sanctuary on 28th December 2011 for Ruby´s next stage of rehabilitation and to learn to compete for fish with other seals and then finally being released back into the wild.

Although the pup has been named Ruby, he is a boy. His flipper tag number is 80042 (orange).
Ruby
Tigers Eye
Tigers Eyes was also transferred to the National Seal Sanctuary on 28th December 2011 for his next stage of rehabilitation.

Tigers Eye was rescued from Gower in Swansea on 31st October 2011 by the RSPCA and taken to their West Hatch Wildlife Centre for treatment. His flipper tag number is 80039 (orange).
Tigers Eye
Shawn Ellis
Shawn Ellis, a 12 weeks old male seal pup, was rescued from Porthcurno by Dave and Lesley Jarvis, members of the BDMLR team, on Thursday 29th December 2011, the pup was found to be malnourished and weak.
Shawn Ellis
Olaf Schmidt
Olaf Schmidt, a 12 weeks old male seal pup, was rescued from Lelant by Dave and Lesley Jarvis, members of the BDMLR team, on Thursday 29th December 2011, the pup was found to be malnourished and weak.
Olaf Schmidt
Brunel
We received a telephone call about a pup found on Fistral Beach at Newquay that might need our help. Members of the BDMLR were asked to check on the pup, they found the pup and reported back that it would need to be brought to the Sanctuary.

When the pup arrived it was given a full clinical assessment. The pup was estimated to be between 10-12 weeks old and a male. Weighing in at 21 kilos, the pup was malnourished, very dehydrated and exhausted with numerous puncture wounds to rear flipper. The wounds were cleaned and treated and blood samples were taken and a course of antibiotics started. This pup has been named Brunel.
Brunel
Steve Irwin
On New Year´s Eve we received a call about a pup at Fowey, which was underweight and with a cut to its face. The Area Coordinator for the BDMLR was called and volunteers were asked to go and check on the pup. It was decided that the pup should be brought back to the Sanctuary and a full clinical assessment was carried out.

The pup was estimated to be around 12 weeks old and male. The pup was malnourished with a large cut to the left of its mouth and swelling under the chin. As with all pups blood samples were taken and a course of treatment was started. This pup has been named Steve Irwin.
Steve Irwin
Paul Russell
We received a call about a seal pup on the slipway at Lamorna Cove and Dan (a member of the animal care team on a day off) was asked to go and take a look. The condition of the pup was very poor and it was decided it needed to come in.

Back at the Sanctuary a full clinical assessment was carried out on the pup. The pup was estimated to be around 6 weeks old, male and weighed in at 13 kilos. He was very malnourished with puncture wounds to his rear left flippers, but also with a small staining to left eye which will be monitored during his stay. This pup has been named Paul Russell.
Paul Russell
Chuck Norris
New Year´s Day not only bring the start of a new year but two seals. A call from some members of the public at Loe Bar about a pup sent the rescue team out again. The pup was located on the beach, and the condition of its injuries meant it would need to come in.

In the hospital a clinical assessment revealed the pup was a male weighing in at 26 kilos with a large open wound around its tail, tearing to the webbing and lots of old puncture wounds. The wounds were cleaned and treated and a course of antibiotics started. This pup has been named Chuck Norris.
Chuck Norris
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 sos-seals@hotmail.com.


Make a donation, click here for more details.

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