Ronny was rescued on 6th December 2009
The Sanctuary received a phone call about a pup at Porthkidney on the 6th December 2009.

We are hospital nearly full it was decided that only high priority cases, that could not make the journey to a holding facility in Devon would be admitted to the Sanctuary.

Ron was a small pup extremely dehydrated, a very high temperature, 2 weeks old, and with scuff wounds to his flippers that this pup would need to be transported to the Sanctuary quickly.
At the Sanctuary Ron was given a clinical assessment and his wounds cleaned and fluids given to start to rehydrate him. Unfortunately that evening Ron took a turn for the worst and was immediately put on a drip. The team stayed with Ron right through the night making sure this pup was OK. In the morning Ron was a little better but not completely out the woods. Over the next few days Ron seemed to be a little brighter, but very sleepy and spend most of his days sleeping.

Ron is now doing a lot better, but we have had to change his name to Ronny, as he is now a little girl. Ronny is receiving fish soup and in a few days and when she starts to moult will move on to whole small fish.
Ronny on 2nd January 2010 Update: 21st December 2009 - Ronny is now in pen number 2 in the main hospital and still has not moulted her white fluffy coat.

Update: 2nd January 2010 - Ronny still has some of her fluffy white coat left but only on her rear flippers. We are now putting water in her pen and she is learning to rip up her fish and eat it. Photo left was taken on 2nd January 2010.

Update: 24th January 2010 - Ronny is now in the outside nursery pool 1.
Her flipper tag number is 021 (light blue).
Update: 28th February 2010 - This photo of Ronny was taken on 27th February 2010 in the convalescent pool.    Click here to see further photos.

Update: 22nd March 2010 - Ronny is continuing to do well and putting on weight and will not be ready to return to the wild before the Easter holidays.
Seal Release on 16th June 2010 Update: 24th April 2010 - Ronny is now in the Common Seal enclosure with the other rescued seal pups - Neville, Mr Norris and Tonks.

Update: 30th June 2010 - Ronny along with Neville, Tonks and Norris were released back into the wild on 16th June 2010 on the North Coast.
Update: 7th April 2013 - Ronny was spotted at a local haul-out along the north coast of Cornwall on 23rd March 2013 by members of the Cornwall Seal Group.

Click here to read about Ronny and other seals with taggies seen in the wild in March 2013.

Photo right of Ronny was taken by Sue Sayer of the Cornwall Seal Group.
Ronny photo taken by Sue Sayer
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