Dug arrived on 19th October 2010
On 18th October 2010, we received an email about a badly injured pup on the Isles of Scilly that needed to be uplifted and transported by helicopter to the mainland the next day. It was held overnight in the seal pen and taken care of by the island's vet Heike Dorn.

The pup was flown to Penzance's heliport where it was met by Dave and Richard of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) and the Sanctuary's media/web site team, Barry and Joyce, who filmed the arrival to transport the seal to Gweek.
Dug Upon arrival at the hospital, the pup was put into isolation pen number 1, following a clinical assessment, it was found to have a wound about 4 inches in diameter and completely open over the left hock, badly infected and swollen to twice the size it should be. He had his wound cleaned and a course of antibiotics started. As the pup is a boy, he has been named Dug.

The next day Dug had an appointment with the vet, he was moved into the main hospital's pen number 4.
Update: 4th November 2010 - Dug's flipper wound is healing well and is now in water which is helping to heal the wound but he is also being fed on fish, which he loves both the water and the fish.
Update: 28th November 2010 - Dug has now been moved to the outside nursery pool 4, he is still a little slow on feeding. Dug's flipper tag number is 011 (white).

Update: 1st January 2011 - Photo right of Dug was taken in the convalescent pool on 29th December 2010.    Click here to see further photos.

Update: 8th February 2011 - Dug currently weighs 49 kilos.
Dug - 29th December 2010
Dug Update: 4th March 2011 - Dug spends most of his time asleep. Dug can sleep through anything including pool cleaning with a pressure washer. Where all the other seals move out the way, Dug looks at the machine making a very loud noise shrugs and goes back to being asleep. This seal´s snore is so loud it can compete against the cleaning equipment.
Update: 10th April 2011 - Dug along with Nemo, Woody, Russell and Mirage were released back into the wild on 6th April 2011. Seal Release
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