Moomin was rescued on 24th October 2014
Moomin, 4 week old female grey seal pup, was rescued on 24th October 2014 from Millook Haven beach near Bude by Sarah Pitcher a member of the British Divers Marine Life (BMDLR) Rescue team. The pup was found to be extremely malnourished at 12kgs and had wounds to her body.

The pup was taken to the BDMLR´s temporary seal holding facility until a pen was available in the hospital at Gweek. For the first 24 hours the pup was given rehydration fluids.

Photo right courtesy of Sarah Pitcher (BDMLR)
Moomin
Moomin Update - 26th October 2014 : Moomin was moved to Gweek on 25th October 2014, upon arrival was put into one of isolation pens of the hospital and a full clinical assessment. The vet has prescribed a precautionary course of antibiotics for the pup to fight any infections she may be harbouring.

Click here to see two further photos taken on 25th October 2014.
Update - 28th November 2014 : Moomin is now in the outside pool for her next stage of rehabilitation. She is eating really well and putting on lots of weight. Her flipper tag number is 040.

Update - 1st January 2015 : Moomin is in the convalescent pool and learning how to compete for fish with the other rescued seal pups and the resident seals.

Photo right of Moomin was taken on 28th December 2014. Click here to see a larger version of this.
Moomin - Photo taken on 28th December 2014
Seal Release - 26th January 2015 Update - 28th January 2015 : Moomin was released back into the wild along with Betty Boop, Olive, Wolverine and Magneto on 26th January 2015 at Gwithian.

Click here to see a selection of amazing photos taken by Photographer Simon Bone of the seal release.

Each pup at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary can cost up to £1,000+ to rescue, rehabilitate and release, if you would like to help by adopting a pup (Adoption £25 each pup) or make a donation towards a pup´s rehabilitation,
please click here for more details.


The staff at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary do a brilliant job and without your help, they couldn´t continue.

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