Dumbledore was rescued on 24th November 2009
On the 24th November 2009 will had a phone call from a lady in Bude, who was concerned about a seal on the beach at Crackington Haven. We called one of our volunteers who headed out and reported back to us when they found the seal. The pup was a little quiet and very lethargic and it was decided to bring the pup in. While our volunteer up lifted the seal, we decided to meet halfway at Wadbridge.

The seal was transferred and given fluids for the journey back to the Sanctuary. Back at the hospital the clinical assessment revealed that the seal did have old wounds which had healed, scuffs to nail beds, a swollen flipper, and a wobbly tooth.
The pup has been given a course of antibiotics and multi-vitamins and iron tablets. The pup weighs in at 25.5 kilos and is around 4-5 weeks old and a little boy and has been named Dumbledore.
Dumbledore in the snow on 7th January 2010 Update: 21st December 2009 - Dumbledore is in the outside nursery pool 2 with Malfoy and Rowena. Dumbledore is not eating but is showing a little interest.

Update: 2nd January 2010 - Dumbledore now weighs 23 kilos.
His flipper tag number is 16 (light blue).

Update: 7th January 2010 - Photo left - Dumbledore in the snow!
Update: 28th February 2010 - This photo of Dumbledore was taken on 26th February 2010 in the convalescent pool.    Click here to see further photos.

Update: 22nd March 2010 - Dumbledore is continuing to do well and putting on weight and will not be ready to return to the wild before the Easter holidays.

Update: 24th April 2010 - Dumbledore along with Angelina, Lilly, Snowdrop and Pomona were released back into the wild on 13th April 2010 at Gwithian.
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