DUNLIN was rescued on 6th March 2003
Dunlin was rescued from Widemouth Bay, North Cornwall on the 6th of March 2003. He weighed 16.5kg and was about 6-8 weeks old. He was suffering from severe malnutrition and had several small wounds to his flippers and one to his left eye. Dunlin was treated with antibiotics and eyedrops and responded well, overcoming the infections and soon increasing in weight. He was moved outside in April when his weight reached 23kg. Dunlin, a rescued pup
Recently Dunlin developed a severe ear infection. This requires that he be kept in a dry pool so that we can monitor his condition and treat the infection with antibiotic eardrops on a daily basis. He is also receiving antibiotics in his fish. Being in a dry pool is not detrimental to Dunlin, seals will regularly haul out to rest and sleep. It also means that the eardrops will be more effective in treating the infection.
Update: 4th May 2010 - Dunlin has been spotted many times at a local haul-out along the north coast of Cornwall by Sue Sayer. This photo (right) was taken by Sue on 15th April 2006.

Here is Dunlin´s visit records:- 15th April 2006, 21st and 22nd April 2007, 2nd April 2008, 27th April 2008, 28th March 2009, 2nd April 2009 and 23rd April 2010.

(Sue is a member of the Cornwall Seal Group who identifies and monitors local seals).
Dunlin, photo taken by Sue Sayer

LYLE was rescued on 18th October 2002
Lyle was rescued from Watergate Bay, Newquay, on the 18th of October 2002. He had various puncture wounds to his flipper and superficial wounds to his chin. The digits of his right fore-flipper were swollen, also his head and ear, suggesting an infection. Lyle was put on a course of antibiotics and is now recovering very well.

PIGLET was rescued on 6th October 2002
Piglet, a rescued pupPiglet was rescued from Perranporth near Newquay on the 6th of October 2002 by the RSPCA and later transferred to the sanctuary. He was slightly malnourished and had a number of bites and other small wounds to his flippers. Piglet has started to put on weight, but refuses to feed himself.
It is hoped that by filling his pool with water, it will encourage him to start eating and not just play with the fish.