Due to the rough weather, the animal care team have been unable to do any releases this week but Taff, Wriggle, Frome, Cale, Esk, Eden and Red are all ready for release and are hoped will be released in the next two weeks.
Hope, Claw, Kenn, Ribble, Dart, Lew and Camel all remain in the convalescent and are all feeding well and putting on weight.
Dee, Teign and Brant have now been joined by Clifford and Wiske in nursery pool four. After a slow start, both Wiske and Clifford are holding their own and feeding well.
Breezie, Dagger, Smokey, Ermine, Bubbles and Clyde have now been joined by three more seals from RSPCA West Hatch; There names are Dinky, Hoompah and Winter.
Bubbles has had to go back on antibiotics as he has been suffering again with an infected jaw. He is feeding well so is receiving medication twice a day in his fish, which will hopefully resolve the problem.
Don’s wound has now been checked by the vet. He is happy with his progress but wanted Don to remain on treatment for one more week to ensure the infection has been resolved. He is now in water and feeding well.
Lune’s blood results have now come back clear and the animal care team will be moving him down to the pools shortly.
Tees wounds have healed quickly and he is now just being treated for a respiratory infection before being moved down to the pools.
Taw’s x-rays have now been returned and have revealed that he is suffering from bronchial pneumonia. The specialists have also concluded that some type of trauma may have caused the growth between his shoulder blades. Further tests are being considered. He is receiving all the correct treatment and appears to be getting a little better.
Dinky was rescued from Wexford in Ireland on the 29th of November 2004 by the Irish Seal Sanctuary. Hoompah was rescued on the 23rd of November 2004 from Wicklow in Ireland, also by the Irish Seal Sanctuary. Dinky and Hoompah were transferred to RSPCA West Hatch in December 2004 and finally transferred to Gweek on the 16th of February 2005 for their final stages of rehabilitation. Winter was rescued from Porthtowan on the 29th of December 2004 by the RSPCA. Unfortunately, the seal sanctuary's hospital was full at the time of her rescue so she was rehabilitated by RSPCA West Hatch. All three seals are close to release weight and all have now recovered from seal pox. On arrival all three seals were flipper tagged and wormed ready for release.