Woody was rescued on 16th December 2006

On Saturday 16th of December 2006, we received a telephone call from a lady who had found a seal on the beach and picked it up and put it into her garage, after she became concerned about the pup. Maz headed out to Sennen and found the seal to be post moult, around 5-6 weeks old with a cough. The pup was given fluids and put in a cage, to be taken back to the Sanctuary.
The pup was put into isolation pen 2 and given a clinical assessment. The seal had lots of puncture wounds to its rear flippers which were cleaned and treated, a bit of a cough, which may be a sign of worms and a case of gingivitis, which will explain the very smelly breath. The pup weighs 17.5 kilos and has been given a course of antibiotics, and worm tablets as well as vitamins and iron tablets.

The pup is a little boy and has been named Woody.
Photo of Woody was taken by Rachael Vine on 16th December 2006
We would like to offer advice to anybody that finds a seal they are concerned about to call the Sanctuary on 01326 221361, and obtain information and advice before moving the animal.
Woody in the hospital - photo was taken on 29th December 2006 Update: 31st December 2006 - These photos of Woody were taken on Friday 29th of December 2006 in the main hospital. Woody in the hospital - photo was taken on 29th December 2006
Hospital Update: 12th January 2007 - Woody had a bit of a shock this week, when he was moved out into the outside nursery pool in the dark after a new arrival needed his pen in the hospital.

Hospital Update: 19th January 2007 - Woody is now in the outside convalescence pool.
Woody in the convalescence pool on 3rd February 2007Update: 7th February 2007 - This photo of Woody were taken on Saturday 3rd of February 2007 in the convalescence pool.

Woody´s flipper tag ID number is 29 (orange).
Update: 26th March 2007 - Woody was released back into the wild on the 26th of March 2007 along with Narla, Pugwash, Yogi and Pilchard at Portreath.All the seal pups were keen to leave the trailer -  photo was taken by Rachael Vine
Woody, photo taken by Sue Sayer Update: 4th April 2022 - Woody has been spotted many times at haul-outs around the coast of Cornwall by members* of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust.

This photo (left) was taken by Sue Sayer on 22nd April 2007.
Here is Woody´s visit records:- 22nd April 2007, 5th May 2007, 31st May 2007, 17th February 2008, 27th April 2008, 13th September 2008, 3rd, 4th, 5th & 9th October 2008, 1st & 6th November 2008, 5th April 2009, 20th April 2009, 23rd April 2009, 26th April 2009, 30th April 2009, 5th June 2009, 20th June 2009, 2nd, 29th & 30th October 2009,

This photo (right) was taken by Keith Hiscock on 20th June 2009.
photo of Woody taken by Keith Hiscock on 20th June 2009
Woody, photo taken by Sue Sayer 9th November 2009, 24th February 2010, 13th & 23rd April 2010, 10th July 2010 and 12th, 13th, 15th, 24th & 29th September 2010, 4th & 6th October 2010, 5th November 2010, 19th March 2011, 4th & 18th April 2011, 12th & 28th August 2011, 5th & 12th September 2011, 5th, 9th, 24th & 28th November 2011, 6th January 2012, 27th February 2012, 5th, 7th & 19th March 2012, 20th June 2012, 9th July 2012,

This photo (left) was taken by Sue Sayer on 5th November 2011.
30th August 2012, 6th, 12th, 23rd & 27th September 2012, 5th, 13th, 17th & 19th October 2012, 1st November 2012, 15th December 2012, 24th & 31st January 2013, 20th February 2013, 4th & 12th April 2013, 15th July 2013, 1st September 2013, 1st, 4th, 7th & 28th November 2013, 11th January 2014, 7th March 2014, 1st, 8th & 29th September 2014, 3rd November 2014, 18th December 2014, 16th February 2015, 11th May 2015, 27th August 2015, 17th September 2015,
1st, 8th & 26th October 2015, 9th November 2015, 11th July 2016, 12th September 2016, 20th August 2018, 22nd April 2019, 15th May 2019, 16th June 2019, 10th & 12th August 2019, 27th January 2020, 14th April 2020, 22nd August 2020, 15th March 2021, 1st April 2021 and 4th April 2022.

This photo was taken by Sue and Kate of CSGRT on 22nd August 2020
Woody, photo taken by Sue and Kate
*Members of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust volunteer hundreds of hours of their own time to photo, identify and watch over the seals around the Cornish coast.