Casper, Ghost and Ouija arrived on 11th January 2006

Casper, Ghost and Ouija arrived from the RSPCA centre on Wednesday 11th of January 2006, these pups have been flipper tagged and wormed, these pups have been moved down to the Sanctuary for the last stages of rehabilitation before being released.

Update: 6th February 2006 - Casper - Casper along with Vixen and Spike were released back into the wild on 6th of February 2006. Casper was released with no hat tag as when he arrived at the Sanctuary he was very fat and would be very hard to jump. Casper weighed 40.5 kg and was eager to get in to the trailer. Spike has been hat tagged and his hat number is ´09´, Spike was a heavy lump and weighted 57 kg. He was happy to join Casper in the trailer.

The team then went in to the nursery pool 1, to decide who was to go next. As they came down the steps Vixen made a point of coming up to the cage. That made the decision for the animal care team and the cage door was opened and in she went. This was of great cheer to the team as Vixen was a very feisty pup, and would try and bite the team every time they went in to her pen. Vixen was weighed and came in at 38.5 kg and has also been hat tagged with a number and a letter ´C7´ (this is because we have run out of number hats.)

After they were all loaded up, we headed off to Porthtowan on the north coast of Cornwall to reels them.

Luckily we managed to get close to the waters edge. The trailer was open and first out was Vixen, who headed straight out in to the water Casper and Spike were a little more hesitant but after a good look around the decision between the trailer and the open sea, the water won and they headed out.
Spike and Caster looking out of the trailer - Photo was taken by Rachael Vine Spike wearing hat tag number 09 - Photo was taken by Rachael Vine
Vixen at water edge - Photo was taken by Rachael Vine Spike and Caster near water edge - Photo was taken by Rachael Vine
Update: 5th April 2006 - Ouija - Ouija, along with Carrot, Humbug and Scrumpy, were released back into the wild at Church Cove on 5th of April 2006.
All four seals came out of the trailer and headed straight down the beach and into the water.

Update: 16th May 2006 - Ghost - Ghost, along with Bailey, Tanglefoot and Skiff, were released back into the wild at Porthtowan on 16th of May 2006. All four seals were happy to get into the cage and then into the trailer. When the Animal Care Team arrived at the beach, Ghost was first out like a good girl, and the others soon followed suit. All started to play in the surf; body boarding on the waves that were coming in, but soon this was left behind to explore the wide open seas. Click on this link to see photos of their release back into the wild.