|Tonks was rescued on 16th January 2010|
|The Sanctuary received a telephone call on Saturday 16th January 2010 for a member of the public about another seal down at Sennen that was in possible trouble. Once again our volunteer in that area were called and they headed out.
On the beach they found the seal dehydrated and malnourished with wounds to face and after calling the Sanctuary team the advice was to bring it back to Gweek. The pup arrived just over an hour later and was weighed (17 kilos) before being put into isolation 2.
|A clinical assessment revealed that the pup was dehydrated due to malnourishment with puncture wounds to body including mouth, and once again this seal had breathing problems. As normal wounds are cleaned and treated and a course of antibiotic's start to help fight the infection. This pup is a little older then most of our rescues at 16 weeks old, but is another little girl and has been named Tonks.|
Update: 17th January 2010 - Tonks is doing well but is a little bit of an escape artist, every time we open the door she tries to escape, so we have to keep our wits about us.
Update: 29th January 2010 - Tonks has also been moved through to the main hospital, but is still receiving eye drops and antibiotics for her breathing and snotty nose, but overall she is looking a lot brighter then when we first brought her in.
|Update: 28th February 2010 - This photo of Tonks was taken on 27th February 2010 in the nursery pool. Click here to see further photos. Tonks' flipper tag number is 34 (light blue).|
Update: 22nd March 2010 - Tonks 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 - Tonks is now in the Common Seal Enclosure with Neville,
Mr Norris and Ronny.
Update: 30th June 2010 - Tonks along with Neville, Norris and Ronny were released back into the wild on 16th June 2010 on the North Coast.
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