|Trigger “Sandy” was rescued on the 16th of January 2002 from Portreath. She was rescued by Felicity, the local RSPCA ACO. She had been spotted the night before by Byron and Amber, who were out walking with their family. They were advised to head back in the morning to see if the pup was still there, as it may have just hauled out for a rest! Trigger was still on the beach the next morning, so it was decided to bring her in for observation. She was malnourished although not the skinniest pup we have seen! Her breathing is marked so along with antibiotics she is also being treated with a special powder for her chest.|
|Trigger"Sandy" has made very good progress, and is now in the convalescence pool, increasing her weight and will soon be ready to be returned to the sea.|
|Goby was rescued on the 16th January 2002 by the RSPCA from Port Quinn. She had been sitting in the beach car park when she was spotted by a local lady at 11pm. Surprised to see a seal pup in the car park, the lady notified the RSPCA. When the inspector arrived he was alarmed to see the pup then throw itself 20ft down a cliff! Amazingly the pup scuttled off down the beach. Obviously concerned the Inspector picked the pup up and called the Sanctuary’s 24hour emergency number. It was Helen who was on call, and at 1am in the morning, started heading towards the sanctuary to meet the inspector and pup.
A clinical examination was given where anti inflammarotories and antibiotics were administered. Luckily, no swelling or breaks were found! We are monitoring Goby closely for any signs of internal damage, but are optimistic that she has done no serious damage.
UPDATE - Released 25th April 2002 at Praa sands with Tope and Skate. He has a white stripe painted on his head for identification purposes.
|Skate was rescued on the 12th February 2002 from Lizard Point after a member of the public had spotted her hauled out on the rocks.
Skate was exhausted when she first came into the hospital and slept through the first few days of her stay. During her initial health check she was found to have a very high temperature, a snuffly nose and various small puncture wounds to her flippers. She was put onto a course of antibiotics and an anti-inflammatory to help clear up any infection and help to lower her temperature.
Skate recovered quickly and after a few days rest, her mischievous personality started to show itself as she proved to be a great escape artist in the hospital! Skate quickly started to feed for herself. Released on the 25th April 2002 on the south coast of Cornwall with Tope and Goby. One orange stripe and one red stripe painted on heard for identification purposes.
UPDATE - Released on the 25th April 2002 on the south coast of Cornwall with Tope and Goby. One orange stripe and one red stripe painted on heard for identification purposes.
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