Sandy was rescued on 22nd November 2008

Sandy was rescued on the 22nd of November 2008 from Sennen, 6 weeks old, very malnourished and weighing only 11.5 kilos. She also had respiratory problems and a few minor wounds, which were treated and a course of antibiotics started.

Update: 24th November 2008 - Sandy also has a cold and chest infection which she is on treatment for, she is having assistance with her pill fish but self feeding her other fish, and she has improved since her arrival and is doing very well. Sandy is in isolation pen number 3.
Update: 12th December 2008 - Sandy now weighs 16 kilos; she is currently in hospital pen number 2 and still receiving antibiotics but her breathing is much better. Sandy's flipper tag number is 012 (Red).

Update: 24th December 2008 - Sandy is off treatment and feeding well for herself and should be moved down to the outside pools by the weekend. She currently weighs 15 kilos.
Sandy Update: 1st January 2009 - These photos of Sandy were taken on 29th December 2008 in the outside nursery pool which she is sharing with Lauren.

Update: 16th March 2009 - Sandy was released back into the wild earlier today along with Ellie, David, Ken and Milo at Gwithian.
Update: 22nd April 2012 - Sandy was spotted amongst adult seals at a local haul-out along the north coast of Cornwall by members of the Cornwall Seal Group on 25th March 2009, 9th November 2009, 23rd April 2010 and 23rd November 2011.

The photo (right) was taken by Sue Sayer on 25th March 2009. (Sue is a member of the Cornwall Seal Group who volunteer hundreds of hours of their own time to photo, identify and watch over the seals around the Cornish coast, especially at pup time!).
Photo of Sandy was taken by Sue Sayer (