SOS logo S.O.S. Update National Seal Sanctuary
Issue 22
24th September 2009
First Pup of New Rescue Season
The Sanctuary received a call from a member of the public about a seal that needed our help at Soapy Bay near Mullion on Wednesday 23rd September 2009.

Dan, a member of our Animal Care Team, headed out with one of our volunteers and the seal rescue kit. On the beach Dan found a white coated seal pup around 10 days old with an infection in its rear flippers.
With no sign of its mother, the pup was brought back to the Sanctuary.

Once back at the hospital the pup was put in to isolation two and its clinical assessment started, the wounds were cleaned & treated and a course of antibiotics started, this would start to fight the infection and bring its temperature down. The little seal is a boy and has been
named Rebeus Hagrid.
Update: Thursday 24th September 2009 - Rebeus is doing well, his temperature has now come down a little bit and he is feeling better, we know this as he is very feisty in his pen and when the Animal Care Team go in.
Rebeus in Isolation 2
Photo above: Rebeus in Isolation 2
Second Pup of Season

This pup was brought into the Sanctuary late afternoon on Thursday (24th September 2009), as yet we have no name for it but we do know it is a two day old pup rescued from Portreath.

More information coming soon.
Second Pup of Season!
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News Updates for 2009