Emaciated seal pup rescued from off Jethou

A SEAL pup which was close to death has been rescued from off Jethou by the GSPCA.

One lucky pup: seal Jethou Bumblebee was found off Jethou on Friday by the island’s staff. (Picture by Steve Sarre, 1285843)
One lucky pup: seal Jethou Bumblebee was found off Jethou on Friday by the island’s staff. (Picture by Steve Sarre, 1285843)

A SEAL pup which was close to death has been rescued from off Jethou by the GSPCA.

It is the first such rescue of the year for the animal shelter and pup is doing well following a weekend of regular feeding.

Jethou staff spotted the three-week-old male on Friday afternoon and contacted the GSPCA and sent over pictures of the animal.

Animal collection officer Geoff George said they quickly realised the that pup was unwell.

Staff began phoning boat owners who might help to fetch the animal and Bumblebee Boat Cruises offered to assist. The metre-long animal was picked up and given fluids to stabilise it before being transferred to Guernsey. Overnight it was fed every three hours.

  • Anyone concerned about a seal can contact the GSPCA on 257261.