Dolores was rescued on 6th November 2009
The Sanctuary received a call from a member of the public about a seal at St Just on 6th November 2009, as the Sanctuary staff were busy feeding seals in the hospital, we called the BDMLR to go and take a look.

They called us back when they had located the pup, the pup had scuff and a wound to its underside and with no sign of its Mum, we decided the pup should be brought back to the Sanctuary.
Dolores Back at Gweek the pup was weighed and found to be 22 kilos and around two weeks old. It was put into isolation 3 and its wound to the underside of its belly cleaned and treated, we also found the pup had a couple of loose teeth.

The pup was given fluids for the first 48 hours before moving on to fish soup. The pup is a little girl and has been named Dolores.
Update: 13th November 2009 - Dolores is currently in isolation pen number 3.
Dolores is still receiving fish soup and is still fat, she also likes to do lots of shouting and flapping her flippers at the Animal Care Team.
Update: 27th November 2009 - Dolores has been moved to the outside nursery pool. Dolores's flipper tag number is 11 (light blue).

What made this seal pup laugh!!
Here is a picture of Ginny telling a joke to Dolores, who thought it was incredibly funny.
Ginny saying ‘Why don't seals eat penguins?’
Answer: ‘They can't get the wrappers off’
Dolores and Ginny
Dolores Update: 2nd January 2010 - Dolores now weighs 27 kilos.

Update: 28th February 2010 - This photo of Dolores was taken on 26th February 2010 in the pup pool with Snowdrop and Ginny.    Click here to see further photos.

Update: 22nd March 2010 - Dolores along with Ginny and Stinkweed were released back
into the wild on 2nd March 2010 at Gwithian.
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