PUGWASH - Rescued on 27th November 2006

On the 27th of November 2006 the sanctuary received a call from the BDMLR about a seal on the beach at Porthminister, after describing the condition over the phone; we decided that the pup needed to come back to the Sanctuary. While the Animal Care Team got isolation pen number 2 ready and did all the other night feeds in the hospital, the BDMLR picked up the pup and brought it back to the Sanctuary.
The pup arrived around 23.30 hours and a clinical assessment was carried out, the pup weighed 24.5 kilos, which is a good weight, but had a swallow hock and puncture wounds to the underside of its body, which were infected. The wounds were cleaned and the pup was given fluids, antibiotics, and anti inflammatories. The pup is a little boy and was in mid moult, putting its age at around 3 weeks. This pup has been called Pugwash.Photo of Pugwash was taken on 1st December 2006 by Rachael Vine
Hospital Update: 1st December 2006 - Pugwash has now been moved through to the main hospital, you can see from the photo below that he only has tufts of white fur left on his back.
Hospital Update: 15th December 2006 - Pugwash was moved out of the hospital and is now in the nursery pool.
Pugwash in the convalescence pool - photo was taken on 30th December 2006 Update: 31st December 2006 - These photos of Pugwash were taken on Saturday 30th of December 2006 in the convalescence pool. His orange flipper tag number is 19.Pugwash in the convalescence pool - photo was taken on 30th December 2006
Update: 26th March 2007 - Pugwash was released back into the wild on the 26th of March 2007 along with Narla, Woody, Yogi and Pilchard at Portreath.All the seal pups were keen to leave the trailer -  photo was taken by Rachael Vine