Hetty was rescued on 10th October 2020
Hetty, a 4 weeks old female grey seal pup, was rescued on 10th October 2020 from Fistral beach in Newquay by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) marine mammal medics.

She had a high temperature with lots of wounds to her body. She was taken to one of the BDMLR´s holding facilities until a pen was made available for her at the Seal Sanctuary on 23rd October 2020.
Hetty Update - 31st October 2020 : Hetty is now in the outside nursery pool 1 with another rescued seal pup named Truffle for her next stage of rehabilitation. She will learn how to compete for fish during feeding time. Currently weighs 19kgs.

Her flipper ID tag number is SL111 (green).

This and above photos were taken on 30th October 2020.
Update - 6th December 2020 : Hetty is slowly putting on weight, she is in the rehab pool along with Eliza, Tim Tam, Truffle and Pork Pie. Once she reaches 30+kgs, Hetty will be released back into the wild. Currently weighs 22kgs.

Click here to see a larger version of this and a further photo taken on 4th December 2020.
Seal Release - 1st January 2021 Update : 2nd January 2021 - An amazing way to start the first day of the year - releasing of five seal pups back into the sea during the morning of 1st January 2021!

Hetty along with Eliza, Camembert, Truffle and Taffy completed their rehabilitation and the time came for them to be released from Dollar Cove.

Click here to watch the video of the release.
Update - 10th June 2021 : Hetty has been spotted at seal colonies along the coasts of Cornwall on 4th March 2021, 7th & 24th April 2021 and 12th May 2021 by members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT).

Members of the CSGRT volunteer hundreds of hours of their own time to photo, identify, carry out surveys, monitor and watch over the seals around the Cornish coast.

Each seal´s fur pattern is unique and enables the CSGRT volunteers track them for life. Seals face many challenges, yet we all depend on them to balance our marine ecosystem, this is essential to make the oxygen we breathe. Seals are our globally rare wildlife tourist attraction, helping diversify coastal economic prosperity.