Checkers was rescued on 7th October 2015
Checkers, a whitecoat female pup, was approximately 10 days old when rescued from Strangles beach by Ruth, Ado Shoreland and Michelle Robinson Clement, members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue Medics (BDMLR), along with lots of helpers from the Widemouth Task Force. This was very helpful as there was a killer cliff to climb.

The pup was transported to the Seal Sanctuary.

Photo right taken by: Michelle Robinson Clement
Photo of Checkers by Michelle Robinson Clement
Checkers Upon arrival at the Seal Sanctuary, members of the Animal Care Team carried out a full assessment of the pup. The whitecoat pup was just starting to moult and found to have an extremely high temperature with multiple puncture wounds on her flippers and body, with a large open wound on her right side.

Checkers was prescribed a course of antibiotics and anti-inflammatories, when she is well enough she will be moved down to the outside nursery pools for her next stage of rehabilitation.
Update - 25th October 2015 : Checkers is currently in the hospital´s pen number 4, she weighs 18.6kgs. This photo was taken on 23rd October 2015.

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Checkers´ flipper tag numberis 55 (blue).
Checkers Update - 30th November 2015 : Checkers is currently in the outside convalescent pool for her final stage of rehabilitation and putting on lots of weight before she is released back to the wild in the next month or so.

Update - 1st January 2016 : This photo of Checkers in the convalescent pool was taken on 27th December 2015.

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Update - 6th February 2016 : Checkers along with Kerplunk, Boggle, Jenga, Euchre and Uno were released back to the wild on 4th February 2016 at Gwithian.

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Seal Release - 4th February 2016

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