MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2103

Admitted on: 2021/05/29

Collection Site: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 8.9 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 16 days

Current Habitat: In Quarantine

Every seal that arrives at the rescue centre is placed in a tub under quarantine. This is the first temporary home for each new arrival, where they remain for at least 14 days before they are moved to a larger tub.

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance


Hedwig was born prematurely and admitted on the day he was born! Staff describe him as feisty ─ a good sign for any seal pup.

Patient Updates

Hedwig is quite lively and squirmy whenever it's feeding time. If this one makes it, he's gonna be trouble! Well, in a good way. As a preemie, his lungs are not fully developed and he stops breathing every now and then. The next few days will be critical for this little one.

Guestbook for Hedwig

  1. Hi Hedwig! You are very cute and do look quite similar to Hedwig from Harry Potter, which I’m guessing is where you got your name. Wishing you the best of luck in your recovery, I believe in you! ❤️

  2. Hey little Hedwig, have a nice stay there, I’m sure the staff will treat you well and kindly. Kisses you lil, cute pup.

  3. Dear little Hedwig, know the humans are doing the best for you. Stay strong! We are rooting for you, to get well.

  4. Breathe, Hedwig! In, out, in, out … that’s right. I’m glad you’re spunky.

  5. Hey Hedwig, you are absolutely adorable and bring a smile onto many faces. We love you!! <3

  6. Hi cute little Preemie Hedwig. You are in the very best care at MMR so please be tough and stay strong even though it is so hard for your little seal body to do so. I am sending you hope and love all the way from Texas. I pray for your lungs to have strength to help you breathe. I pray you heal so you can grow big and return to your home, the ocean. You are loved from people all over the world.

  7. Dear Hedwig,
    You’re doing great! You’re in the best care you can get, keep on breathing buddy and make it out to sea. Glad to see you got some attitude in you!

  8. Welcome to the world Little Hedwig! Right now you are a squirmy little rascal but if you keep it up someday you could be a big rascal!!

  9. Hello Hedwig 💞 you are an adorable little seal! Stay strong okay xo

  10. You go guy !….. and before you leave don’t forget to put directions to Bowen Island in your Iphone….

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