SOLOMON was rescued on 14th December 2000
Solomon was rescued on the 14th of December from Cape Cornwall. The person who reported Solomon told of a piece of fishing net cutting into his neck. The staff took scissors with them to free him straight away and relieve his discomfort.

Solomon had a section of the net right around his neck and it was cutting in like a cheese wire under the tension. Solomon´s wound is very nasty although is now responding well to the antibiotic treatment and cleaning it is receiving.
Solomon in one of our pools
Update: 28th February 2001 - The wound healed very well and he was moved to the outside pools. Unfortunately, he has developed an ulcer in his left eye and is currently receiving eye drops in the eye 4 times a day. The ulcer is almost healed now so in a few days he will be able to go back to the convalescence pool with his friends.

STAFFA was rescued on 10th December 2000
Staffa was rescued from Portquin on the 10th of December, by the RSPCA. She had been spotted by a member of the public, who was worried about an abscess on her face. Apart from the abscess she had a minor wound on her nose, and her muzzle and lip were slightly swollen. Since arriving at the sanctuary, it has also been discovered that although Staffa looks like a female animal, she has a malformation of the genitals which means that her ovaries are not functional, and she will never be able to breed.
Staffa has done well since she arrived at the Sanctuary being fed fish, after 2 days of arriving, and moving to the main hospital, after 4 days in the isolation unit. However she is still receiving intramuscular injections to help her get better. Due to little space in the hospital Staffa was moved in with Harris. However as she is a hungry pup, she can sometimes be seen fighting with Harris over his fish. Staffa will stay up here in the hospital until she is off of treatment, and has reached a weight of about 30kg, when she will be moved down to the nursery pools on site.

Update: 28th February 2001 - Now a fat 40kg and in the convalescent pool.