Lawsonite is closing in fast on 30 kg! She is still with us as she had to be treated with antibiotics, which need to clear her system before she can be released.
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV1844
Admitted on: 2018/07/15
Collection Site: East Sooke
Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; emaciated
Weight at Admission: 6.2 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 122 days (4 months)
Current Habitat: Orca Pool
This is a pool designed to accommodate cetaceans, e. g. harbour porpoise. It is also used as the largest pre-release pool. Those who have made it this far will soon be released. They have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own and compete with others. Now they only need to gain a little bit of weight.
Lawsonite was discovered by a resident of East Sooke, who, after consulting with the rescue centre, drove her all the way to Victoria. From there she was transported to Vancouver with harbour air, and finally picked up by rescue centre staff. She was emaciated, but very vocal and seemed otherwise to be in a good condition.
Lawsonite is currently paired with Sapphire. She is keeping a close eye on her surroundings and is vocalizing at everything that moves!
Lawsonite has been in the "big girl pool" for a couple of days now and she's looking really good! She's with 2 friends and learning how to compete for fish.
Lawsonite has a new friend! She was paired with Miami Vice when we checked in on her.
We watched Lawsonite getting weighed today. She didn't object and seemed curious about everything going on around her... oh, and she's gained weight! Well done, Lawsonite!
Lawsonite is SO bright and alert! She is loving her bath time and loves being misted down. She is still in comfort tent with a heat lamp at night because she is still on the skinnier side but she is gaining weight!
A first physical exam was performed today. She's feisty, but overall seems to be settling in. She did not seem to enjoy swimming today, but she appears to be in good spirits.
We rescue, rehabilitate and release 100-150 animals like Lawsonite every year. You can support our important mission by symbolically adopting Lawsonite today with a small donation to the rescue centre.