Darth Vader was rescued on 7th February 2015 in Achill Co Mayo by Sorsha Kennedy and transported to the centre by Adam Keogh.
Darth Vader was around 3 Months old and weighed 22.4 kg when he arrived at the centre. He was dehydrated, underweight and had wounds on his flippers. He was tube fed fluids for the first few days he was with us and although we also left fish in ICU with him he was not interested. All he wanted to do was sleep under his heat lamp.
After a few days he was moved into a kennel where he had access to a bath. He was still not eating and he was getting a lot stronger which meant he was harder to tube feed. Thankfully after a few days playing in the bath he started to eat on his own.
He is improving every day and is putting on weight nicely!
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