Rosie was rescued on New Year's Day

On New Year's Day the sanctuary received a telephone call from a local volunteer group about a seal pup at Porthgwidden Beach near St Ives. Due to the information given on the telephone, the Animal Care Team decided that the seal pup needed to be brought to the Sanctuary.

When the pup arrived at the sanctuary, it was put straight into isolation where the seal was given a clinical assessment, the weight was 15 kilos and 8 weeks old, which is very malnourished for a pup of that age, and started on a course of antibiotics. Her wounds were cleaned and treated. This pup is a little girl and has been named ROSIE.     Click here to read Rosie´s press release.
Update: 10th January 2009 - Rosie is feeding well in the hospital and putting on weight, another few weeks and Rosie will be moved down to the nursery pools to join the other pups.

Update: 1st February 2009 - Rosie is now in the outside pool and her flipper tag number is 017 (red).
Rosie being released back into the wild Update: April 2009 - Rosie along with Paul and Riley were released back into the wild on 2nd April 2009. Rosie being released back into the wild