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GSPCA appeal for more help after another seal pup is rescued in Jersey

Credit: Ben Le Clercq

A seal pup washed up at La Braye in Jersey has been rescued by the GSPCA.

‘Iris’, as the grey seal pup has been named, was found yesterday, which experts say is out of season for when they are normally born and rescued.

British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) in Jersey cared for Iris overnight, before transporting her to Guernsey this morning.

It comes only a matter of weeks before Temperance, another seal pup, is planned to be released from the GSPCA.

It is extremely early days for Iris as she is horrendously thin and we all have everything crossed for this very poorly seal.

All this has happened as we’ve been appealing for fish and preparing to release Temperance the seal pup.

We now need fish for two seal pups and really appreciate any support to the care of both Iris and Temperance.

The ideal fish is mackerel or herring and it has to be human quality for his health.

Temperance is eating 20-30 fish a day and we are currently struggling to find suppliers with enough in stock.

– Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager