Guinness, Quinn, Spike and Vixen have now been hat tagged all ready for release when we have some nice weather. Hat tag numbers are Guinness 07, Quinn 05, Spike 09 and Vixen 07.
Tusker’s eye problem is slowly improving.
Blonde is continuing to put on weight at a good rate.
Shambles is still green from the antibiotic spray put on her when she came in, and can be easily recognised in the convalescent’s pool. All wounds are now completely healed.
Bob can be found playing on the raft, and will not move for anything including fish – unfortunately sometimes his stomach gets the better of the situation and he has to move, when he is full it’s back on the raft for Bob.
Bess is still very small but is maintaining her weight.
Slip, Skiff and Scrumpy have continue to do well in the convalescent’s pool, and steadily putting on weight.
Hobson has been showing off his tooth less grin, after arriving at the Sanctuary with teeth missing, this has not affected his feeding and he is slowly putting on weight.
Doom, Fawn, Wombat, Wilson, Speckle, Bailey, Stella, Amber, Storm and Guvnor are all in nursery pools 1, 2 and 4 and are all feeding well and making a lot of noise
After the last couple of weeks, Casper, Ghost and Ouiga have now adjusted to the convalscents pool, all are feeding well, and are now the biggest pups in that pool, and will be released very soon.
Josh is doing ok, but has a little bit of a low temperature at the moment. He has also learnt to feed him self, and will be having second bloods taken on Friday.
Spingo has had a visit from the vet this week. He is still a little wheezy, but we have taken him off the antibiotics. He is now on a decongestant to help break down the flem.
Sting’s wounds have now all healed and he is feeding by himself. We will also be taking bloods on Friday.
Tanglefoot has been suffering from an abscess on his rear left hock – this has had to be lanced and a swab taken, which has come back clear. Tanglefoot has turned into a monster over night, and is now very feisty.
Since Ginger arrived she has put on 2.5 kilos in the last 2 weeks and now has a little fat belly on her. She is still on multi-milk every 3 hours and if blood is clear, will be moved on to fish soup at the end of the week, and taken off antibiotic. She has also started to moult and loose her white coat.
Bogart has had a swollen jaw since he arrived and so on Thursday went to the local vets to confirm what we thought might be a broken jaw. The vet checked Bogart over and confirmed it was a little loose and the best thing for him was to put a piece of wire through his jaw to hold it in place, so it would heal. This piece of wire will stay in place for 3 ~ 4 weeks until the jaw has healed.
On Monday (23rd January 2006), the Sanctuary released four seals, Mite wearing hat tag number 02, Thatcher wearing hat number 03, Skinner tag number 04 and Pumpkin. All were easily put into the cage at the Sanctuary and quite
happily came out of the cage straight in to the trailer. On arriving at the beach, the Sanctuary staff were met by a film crew from BBC Seaside Rescue who were on the beach the day Mite was rescued and were now joining us for her release. Thatcher was first out and headed straight for the water without looking back, the other three on the other hand took a little persuading. It took the three of them a little while to get their flippers and soon
Pumpkin and Skinner headed off towards the sea. Mite on the other hand headed for the stream on the side of the beach but the steam was flowing faster than expected. Mite got in to the steam and rolled over and over
down to the waters edge. Mite found his flippers and headed off out around the point.