Meet Ultron and Chewbacca

Ultron was found on Curracloe Beach in Co Wexford by Irene Foley on 20th January 2016. He had been observed overnight and as he had not moved in 24hrs we decided to bring him in.

Ultron was around 8 weeks old and weighed 19.2 kg, he was dehydrated, a little congested and had minor wounds on his face and flippers. He spent a couple of days in ICU with warm blankets and a heat lamp. After a couple of days he was happily munching on fish so we moved him into a kennel with a bath.

Ultron's wounds have healed and he is putting on weight nicely. Hopefully it will not be long before he can be moved into the pools.


Chewbacca was Rescued on 18th January 2016 from Morriscastle Beach in Co Wexford. He was around 6 Weeks old and weighed only 16.25Kg. Chewbacca was emaciated with wounds on his face, front and back flippers and he had a high temperature. He also had blood in his mouth and his left side was swollen with puss filled pockets.

When he arrived he spent his first few days in ICU where we tubed him with fluids and gave him antibiotics to clear any infection. He was given a salt bath during the day to help clean his wounds and then he had his heat lamp at night to keep him warm.

Chewbacca was eating fish on his own after a few days which was great and once his wounds healed we moved him into a kennel with his new friend Axel. Chewbacca is doing great and has started to put on weight. Hopefully it will not be long before we can move him into the pools.

If you would like to help Ultron, Chewbacca or any of our other seals through rehabilitation you can do so by clicking on one of the links below