Gilderoy was rescued on 14th February 2010
We received a call from a member of the public from Holywell Bay near Newquay on 14th February 2010. We called out volunteers in the area to do the assessment while we could get the animal care team prepared and on the way. On the beach the pup was found to have a damaged eye and it was quickly brought back to the Sanctuary.

The pup was brought back to the Sanctuary and put in to isolation 2. This pup is around 4 weeks old and weighing 21 kilos, but is in a good body condition apart from the damage to the left eye which was cleaned and a course of antibiotics and pain relief started.
This pup is a little boy and has been named Gilderoy.
Gilderoy Update: 28th February 2010 - This photo of Gilderoy was taken on 27th February 2010 in the main hospital.    Click here to see further photos.

Gilderoy's flipper tag number is 40 (light blue).
Update: 4th April 2010 - Gilderoy is doing really well and putting on weight. This photo of Gilderoy was taken on 1st April 2010 in the outside pup's rehabilitation pool.
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Update: 24th April 2010 - Gilderoy is in the pup rehabilitation pool with Bagshot and Weasley.

Update: 30th June 2010 - Gilderoy is our last remaining pup and is now feeding well and up to a good 39 kilos in weight, he moved into the Convalescent Pool today and we hope to release within the next couple of weeks.
Gilderoy Update: 11th July 2010 - Gilderoy has now been moved into the convalescent pool and the gates have been put up to the nursery pools. Gilderoy who is now reached 39 kilos will be released back into the wild in a few weeks time.

As Gilderoy is the last pup at the Sanctuary from the 2009/10 rescue season, his release will be a little different, normally this is done on the beach but he will be released via a boat.
Update: 31st July 2010 - Gilderoy was released back into the wild (photo right) on 23rd July 2010 at Gwithian. Gilderoy - photo taken by Simon Bone
Gilderoy - photo taken by Simon Bone Update: 6th October 2011 - Gilderoy was spotted at a local haul-out along the north coast of Cornwall by members of the Cornwall Seal Group who identifies and monitors local seals on the following dates:-

27th February 2011, 18th April 2011, 20th April 2011, 6th & 25th May 2011, 21st July 2011, 12th & 28th August 2011, 5th & 7th September 2011 and 5th October 2011.
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