MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Lola

Patient Record

Species: Northern Fur Seal

Patient ID: CU2101

Admitted on: 2021/01/22

Collection Site: Salt Spring Island

Reason for Admission: Malnutrition; ocular injury

Weight at Admission: 9.5 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 115 days (3 months, 3 weeks, 2 days)

Current Habitat: Cali Pool

This is a pre-release pool. Animals that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a larger pool where they can learn how to compete for fish and socialize with other harbour seals.

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2021/01/21

Mode of Transport: DFO, Harbour Air

Patient Updates

Lola has been with us for over a month and is doing well. If she continues to gain weight, her eye surgery will take place soon and we hope to be able to help her regain some eyesight.

Lola has been diagnosed with bilateral congenital cataracts. She will have surgery on both eyes to remove the cataracts, with hopes of regaining some of her eyesight. It is likely that due to her disability, she will eventually be deemed non-releasable. The rescue centre is working with Fisheries and Oceans Canada to determine the best possible outcome for her. Lola now weighs 12.2 kg (she's slowly gaining weight) and is being fed 4-5 times a day.

Guestbook for Lola

  1. Dear Lola – Praying for your speedy recovery! Much love to you and all who are caring for you!

  2. Hi Lola! Aren’t you adorable? The MMRC will take the best care of you. Eat lots of fishes so you get stronger every day & know you are loved by people all around the World. Be well my new Northern Fur seal friend.

  3. You’re in the best care ever Lola! Get rest and follow doctor’s orders! We all love you!! ❤️❤️❤️ Enjoy some fish and get stronger every day!!

  4. Hi Lola! We love you and your external ears!! You are the cutest! Wishing you a good recovery!
    -Naya and Liam

  5. Hi there little Lady, Lola! Just checking on you. I know they are taking great care of you so I hope you are doing well & feeling better and better every day. I bet you are eating your fish and getting strong. Sending you lots of prayers and love my friend.

  6. Hi, Lola! We continue to pray for your healing and recovery, sending much love to you and all who are caring for you with their expert hands and loving hearts!

  7. Hi Lola,

    You are wonderful, and your external ears are the cutest!!! Sending love and a wish for a speedy recovery!

  8. Poor little Lola – 28 days in care, and still no updates – I hope you feel better really soon and grow strong and healthy.

  9. Hi Lola- I came to check on you and hope you are still doing well. Look forward to seeing how much you’ve grown and how strong & healthy you are when we have an update. Be well in the meantime & know that you are loved.

  10. Good girl, Lola! Keep on eating and swimming and growing. You already look more muscular. Good luck with your surgeries.

  11. Please tell Lola not to fear her upcoming cataract surgery. I had my right eye done two weeks ago, and I’m ready for my left eye surgery next week. It’s just about as painless and smooth a surgery as there is nowadays! And you’ll love the results, Lola. Good Luck!

  12. Hi Lola, you’re so cute like Spiny Kobi. I’m getting ready now. See you soon on video!

  13. Hi lady Lola. So happy to see you are gaining weight & getting stronger every day. Keep eating your fish food so you feel better and better, okay? You are the cutest sweetest little Lola the fur seal there ever was. Sorry you’ve had to struggle but you have the best care in the world looking after you. Sending you healthy thoughts and positive energy so you can have your eye surgery soon. Love you Lola!

  14. Hi sweet Lola

    You are a cutie. Praying you continue to make progress. You are in a wonderful place to do that.

    Love you lil Lola ♥️😊

  15. Dearest Lola ~ Sending much love and heartfelt prayers for your continued progress! Wishing all the best to you and everyone who is caring for you!

  16. Lovely Lola,
    Continue to gain your strength. Lots of people have you in their prayers for you to get to your best recovery. Once you have your cataract surgery you will find it will help you, too. Lots of love coming your way, Lola.

  17. Hi again, Lola. Keep up the good work, and I hope your cataract operations do you at least as much good as mine did me.

  18. Sending love and healing fro Sweet Briar College! I hope you enjoy your seal snacks sweet girl!

  19. Hi again, Lola. Any idea why you’ve got a male symbol instead of a female one?
    I hope your cataract surgeries are soon and wildly successful. Take care of yourself!

  20. Replying to Granfran : Lola had successful surgery on one eye, the next is scheduled for June. During the surgery, they found that Lola is in fact MISTER Lola, a boy! 🙂

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