It’s sure been a super busy time here at the rescue centre with a mix of both common and grey pups in all stages of rehab!!
Currently in the Rock Pool we have our 4 biggest pups Tinkerbell, Thumper, Rafiki & Lilo. These 4 chubsters are in the final stage of rehab and all merely a couple of weeks away from release so please stay tuned for their release dates!
In the smaller Nursery Pool we have Pongo, Perdita, Jasmine, Stitch and Rapunzel who were this week joined by Eve & Pinocchio! It is practically overflowing in there now!! Several of these guys will be upgraded to the Rock Pool soon when the bigger kids move to our pre-release pool ;) All of the Nursery Pool pups are progressing well and loving having so much space to play and other seals to socialise with. We are all delighted with Pinocchiol – no sign of a swollen face anymore!
In the kennels we unfortunately have Dory who only days ago had to come back in from the pools, despite her being one of the biggest pups! Dory suffered a setback with an injury to her eye most likely due to another seal in the pool slapping her in the face (she probably deserved it! :p ). Unfortunately it is quite a nasty injury causing an ulceration to the cornea leaving it clouded and sore. We immediately moved her into the kennels for a vet check and treatment. So miss Dory is back on antibiotics, pain killers and a special serum for her eye. The vet concluded she can see still see out of the eye and will be able to live a normal life thankfully. Once it has healed she will be back in the pools and back on track for release!
Also in the kennels we have Daisy who is really a little trooper. She is quite small for her age, and is trying had to get the hang of self-feeding but she still doesn’t swallow the fish properly and rips it to pieces! Hopefully she will get the hang of it soon and gain some much needed weight so she can progress to the Nursery Pool. But for now she is still too small. We are hoping to pair her up with another pup in the kennels for company :.
)Nani and Gus Gus are also in the kennels and both are doing very well! Nani is getting the hang of self-feeding and loving her baths. Gus Gus is gigantic and we are dying to release him as soon as we can. He is still on treatment for his wounds, in particular the nasty deep wound on his chest which is taking time to heal as it is constantly being knocked and moved around on :) But otherwise he is a feisty fella and hates us! That’s the way we like ‘em! The least amount of time he spends with us the better, so we are looking forward to him having the all clear.
:)That’s everyone for now. We have two newbies who we will introduce over the next couple of days so please stay tuned....
As always – we appreciate your help in getting these pups back to the wild. Please consider adopting one of the pups to help them get better.