Mr Norris was rescued on 13th January 2010
The Sanctuary received a telephone call on the Wednesday 13th January 2010 about a seal that was in trouble at Sennen. The team contacted our volunteers in that area where they headed out to locate the pup. On arrival at the beach they found the seal, which seem to be malnourished with wounds a call was made to the team at Gweek, and it was decided to uplift the seal.

Back at the Sanctuary's hospital the pup was weighed and found to be 12.5 kilos and was put into isolation 1 for a more detailed clinical assessment. This pup was in poor body condition, malnourished and dehydrated with minor puncture wounds to body, also with breathing problems.
Mrs Norris
The wounds were cleaned and treated and a course of antibiotics started this will help to fight any infection in the wounds but also help with the breathing problems, this pup is a 6 week old little girl and has been named Mrs Norris.

Update: 17th January 2010 - Mrs Norris spends a lot of time sleeping at the moment, and has a heat lamp to keep her warm. Sleeping is the best medicine for Mrs Norris and hopefully she should start to feel better and become more active.

Update: 24th January 2010 - Mrs Norris is now a little boy and been called Mr Norris and Tonks has moved in to the main hospital pen 3.
Mr Norris Update: 29th January 2010 - Mr Norris has now been moved to the outside nursery pool 1. His flipper tag number is 33 (light blue).

Update: 28th February 2010 - This photo of Mr Norris was taken on 27th February 2010 in the convalescent pool.    Click here to see further photos.

Update: 22nd March 2010 - Mr Norris is continuing to do well and putting on weight and will not be ready to return to the wild before the Easter holidays.
Update: 24th April 2010 - Mr Norris is now in the Common Seal enclosure with the other rescued seal pups - Neville, Ronnie and Tonks.

Update: 30th June 2010 - Norris along with Neville, Tonks and Ronny were released back into the wild on 16th June 2010 on the North Coast.
Seal Release on 16th June 2010
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