|Smee was spotted by keen members of the public on the 29th of December at St Ives. He was well underweight ( only 12.5kg ), probably due to him not feeding well on his own after leaving his mother at 3 to 4 weeks old. Smee was suffering from malnutrition, dehydration, and he had a small bite wound on his nose. He also had four lines on his belly, probably old fishing net marks, which luckily didn't develop into open wounds. Despite his small size, Smee is making a speedy recovery in the hospital.|
|We rescued Wendy from Nanjizal, near Land's End, on the 28th of December. She was underweight, 16kg, and malnourished, with bite wounds to her flippers and nose, and tar from the cove matted in her fur.
After examining her thoroughly, we had to quickly wash the tar off her fur with washing up liquid, otherwise she may have rubbed it into her eyes or mouth. The toxic chemicals could have done a lot of damage, but she doesn't seem to be suffering any ill effects.
Even in her poor condition, Wendy was very aggressive when we rescued her, and has proven to be the most difficult pup in the hospital to examine and treat.
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