Dobby was rescued on 11th November 2009
We received a telephone call on 11th November 2009 from a member of the public at Sennen who was concerned about a seal on the beach.

The seal appeared to be exhausted from the rough seas and had haul out on to the beach.

With the team busy feeding the seals in the hospital, Sanctuary staff called BDMLR, who went out in full force including the Cornwall Seal Group.
Dave Jarvis (left) and Tim Bain (right) of the BDMLR and Cornwall Seal Group - photo copyright of Sue Sayer of the Cornwall Seal Group
Dobby At the beach the seal was attended by at least five rescuers, the seal has a wound to its rear flippers and so it was decided to bring it back to the Sanctuary.

The pup being around 22 kilos was put in to hospital pen 1 and its wounds to its flippers cleaned and given a course of antibiotics for any infection.

This pup is around 6 weeks old and been named Dobby.
Update: 2nd January 2010 - Dobby now weighs 48 kilos.
Dobby's flipper tag number is 12 (light blue).

Update: 1st March 2010 - Dobby along with Buckbeak, Hufflepuff and Luna were released back into the wild on 11th February 2010 at Gwithian.
Seal Release on 11th February 2010
Dobby Update: 2nd March 2010 - Dobby was spotted at a local haul-out along the north coast of Cornwall on 22 February 2010 by members of the Cornwall Seal Group.
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