2004 - 2005 Rescues

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Roskilly´s ice cream delivery driver, Will Pollard, got more than he bargained for when he delivered on Monday 27th September 2004 to Lamorna near Mousehole. A seal pup just a few weeks old had been found in a cove with netting and two fish hooks in his face. Members of the Animal Care Team... More>>
Trent was rescued on the 28th of September 2004 with the help of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue from a public beach. The pup had been reported as lying by itself with no sign of any other seals around. The people who had reported it were still with the pup to make sure dogs etc... More>>
Arrow (male) was rescued with the help of British Divers Marine Life Rescue from Port Gaverne on the 4th of October 2004. At just 10 days old and weighing 23kg, he has multiple wounds to all four flippers, which are infected, he is being tube fed fish soup and doing as well as can be expected... More>>
Itchen was rescued from Mousehole on 6th of October 2004. At five weeks old and weighing 17kg, he was very malnourished and had large wounds to head and neck, with one large wound to his head. He is being force fed fish, and doing well... More>>
Red (named Red due to the proximity of the Red River to the pup) was rescued from Gwithian beach by British Divers Marine Life Rescue, she was about 2.5 weeks old and weighed 14kg. Red was malnourished, with a few wounds on her body and a snotty nose... More>>
Taff was rescued by British Divers Marine Life Rescue from near Tintagel on the 17th of October 2004. She weighed just 13kg and had lots of deep puncture wounds around her rear end. Her wounds are now healing well and she has started to feed herself and is steadily putting on weight... More>>
Severn was rescued on 18th October from Porthmeor by the British Divers Marine Life Rescue Co-ordinators, Dave Jarvis and Tim Baines. She was very malnourished but otherwise in good condition. Severn weighed just 10.5kg and the smallest pup admitted into the hospital so far this year... More>>
Blyth was rescued by the SPRA (Society for the Protection and Rehoming of Animals) on 20th October from Westward Ho and taken to a veterinary hospital to stabilise his condition overnight. In the morning he was transported by British Divers Marine Life Rescue Co-ordinators Dave Jarvis... More>>
Wriggle was rescued from Mousehole, near Newlyn in the early hours of the 25th October 2004. The couple who had found and reported the pup had waited for the British Divers Marine Life Rescue to arrive, so they could show them where the pup was on the beach... More>>
Eden was rescued from Sennen Cove on the 31st October 2004. She was 5 weeks old and weighed 13kg, Eden has wounds to her flippers and a very snotty nose... More>>
Dee was rescued from Poldue at Mullion on the 29th October 2004 just after one o clock. The pup is very sick, and so the Animal Care Team are giving the pup a feed every 4 hours... More>>
Keekle was rescued from Rinsey Cove near Praa Sands on the 31st October 2004, he was 4 weeks old and weighed 13.5kg. Keekle pup was very malnourished with wounds to rear flippers, and breathing problems. He is on antibiotics and is being force fed fish... More>>
Lew was rescued by the British Divers Marine Life Rescue from Porthmeor on the 3rd November 2004, he was 2 weeks old and weighed 22 1/2kg, this is a very fat pup. He is being force fed fish, but shows no interest in the fish tails put in his pen... More>>
Esk was rescued from the Lizard on the 3rd November 2004. She was 2 1/2 weeks old and weighed 29kg, Esk has head and fore flippers puncture wounds, she is receiving fish but to teach her to feed for herself, Esk is having less, so when she is hungry... More>>
Camel was rescued on the 6th of November 2004. Camel initially was very lethargic and uninterested. She has now learnt to feed herself, her breathing has improved and is now bright and lively... More>>
Frome has a swelling to his rear left hock which the vet came in to take a look at. He doesn’t think it is broken so Frome is now being treated with pain killers and antibiotics which will hopefully allow the swelling to reduce. He is bright and is learning to feed himself... More>>
Ribble’s wounds were severe when she first arrived but they are beginning to heal with the daily cleaning and treatment from the Animal Care Team. She is learning to feed herself but seems to enjoy painting the walls with her fish... More>>
Alpha was found at Pitsbury, North Devon. She was rescued after being attacked by a dog on the beach. Weighing 12.5kg, she had wounds to flippers, malnourished with discharge coming from the nose. Alpha was transferred to Gweek on the 17th of November 2004 and spent a few weeks... More>>
Dart was rescued by the RSPCA from Salcombe in South Devon on 20th November 2004 and brought to the seal sanctuary the same day. He was malnourished and had a large infected bite wound to his rear left flipper making his flipper almost twice the size... More>>
Hope was rescued on 1st of December 2004 from Sandy Cove at Newlyn. She was malnourished and her right eye was red in colour and very badly damaged. She was rushed straight to the veterinary surgery where the vet prescribed oral antibiotics... More>>
On Wednesday 15th of December 2004 Tamara and Maz drove up to Westhatch in Devon to pick up three seal pups (Ermine, Bubbles and Breezie). Ermine was rescued by Weymouth Sea Life Centre and taken to the RSPCA at Westhatch on the 14th December 2004, she was about 10 weeks old... More>>
Cale, a grey male seal pup, was rescued from Chapel Porth near Porthtowan on 28th of November 2004 after he was spotted sleeping in the middle of the beach. Although he seemed in fairly good condition, he appeared lethargic and had various superficial wounds to his body and flippers... More>>
On Wednesday 15th December 2004 Tamara and Maz drove up to West Hatch in Devon to pick up three seal pups (Bubbles, Ermine and Breezie). Bubbles is a 10 week old pup that has come from the Irish Seal Sanctuary... More>>
On Wednesday 15th of December 2004 Tamara and Maz drove up to West Hatch in Devon to pick up three seal pups (Breezie, Bubbles and Ermine). Breezie is a 10 week old pup, rescued on the 23rd of November 2004 and weighed 16kg... More>>
Kenn was brought in on Christmas Day from Portreath, He was found to have an ulcer on his eye. Kenn is self feeding and is due to be wormed and flipper tagged... More>>
Claw arrived on Boxing Day from St Agnes, he weighed 20.5 kg and was around 10 weeks old. He was examined and found to have a slit in his rear flipper... More>>
Clyde, a grey male seal pup was rescued from the steps of the pier in St Ives' harbour on 29th of December 2004 at 11pm by the British Divers Marine Life Rescue West Cornwall Medics Team. The pup is around 4 - 5 weeks old and weighed in at 20.5kg... More>>
Teign was rescued on the 3rd of January and is our first pup of 2005. Found at Porthcurno, aged about 10 weeks and weighing 15.5kg. She has a swollen jaw on the left side and a swollen right flipper, Teign also has a high temperature. She is being force... More>>
Dagger was rescued on 22 November 2004 from Woolacombe Bay in Devon and taken to RSPCA West Hatch. She had a nasty eye ulcer which was causing her discomfort and giving her a squint. She was given a course of antibiotics and pain... More>>
Smokey was rescued on 5th January 2005 from Port Isaac by a British Divers Marine Life Rescue Volunteer. He appeared to have followed a fishing boat into the harbour and then had hauled-out and found himself on the roadside. As he was malnourished, he was brought back... More>>
Don, a grey seal pup, was rescued from St Ives on 15th of January 2005, he is a very handsome little seal. He came to us malnourished and with a nasty wound on his rear flipper, but he is doing very well in the hospital and has no problem gobbling up all his fish at feed times... More>>
Brant was rescued on the 21st of January 2005 from Porthgwarra. He was approximately 8-10 weeks old and weighed 17kg. He was suffering from a respiratory infection, and eye ulcer, and had received a few nasty bite wounds. Brant was obviously exhausted as he slept a lot for a first few days but after some fluids and fish... More>>
Clifford for rescued from Porthchapel, near the Minnack Theatre, on 22 January 2005. He was rescued by Tamara, Marianne Fellows from our Animal Care Team and the British Divers Marine Life Rescue Volunteer... More>>
Lune was rescued from Gwithian near Hayle on the 23rd of January 2005 with the help of British Divers Marine Life Rescue. He had been spotted hauled out on the high tide mark the previous day but unfortunately had gone back into the water before anyone could take a look... More>>
Wiske was rescued from Porthtowan on the 26th January 2005. This pup was malnourished and exhausted; he is about 8 – 10 weeks old and weighs 16 kg. This pup is very thin and also very quiet in the hospital... More>>
Taw was rescued from Porthchapel on the 30th of January 2005. He weighed 27.5kg and is approximately a year old. He was found with a spot of glue on top of his head and a hole in his left rear flipper where a flipper tag would have been. Unfortunately the animal care team... More>>
Tees was rescued on the 1st of February 2005 by the RSPCA from Crantock Beach. He weighed 20kg and had numerous bite wounds to his rear flippers. Both of his eyes were also ulcerated. He has been receiving a course of antibiotics... More>>
Dinky, Hoompah and Winter DINKY, HOOMPAH AND WINTER
Dinky was rescued from Wexford in Ireland on the 29th of November 2004 by the Irish Seal Sanctuary. Hoompah was rescued on the 23rd of November 2004 from Wicklow in Ireland, also by the Irish Seal Sanctuary. Dinky and Hoompah were transferred to RSPCA West Hatch... More>>
Gannel was rescued from Newquay on the 30th of March 2005 and had netting caught around his neck, he is also a little wheeze. He is 3 months old and weighs 22.5kg; he is self feeding and is on a course of antibiotics, iron and multi-vitamins. Gannel also had a bad worm burden... More>>
In early August we had a new seal arrive at the sanctuary who was flown all the way over from Portugal and we believe originally came from Cornwall. Her name is Bianca, and she was rescued with injuries caused by being stuck in fishing gear from the Peniche region of Portugal... More>>

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