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Rescue & Rehab Journal
PV1509 - Cookie
Pacific Harbor Seal
June, 19th 2015
This animal was found in Pilot Point and after observation was determined to be without a mother. Thanks to a good samaritan and Lake Clark Air for helping to get the abandoned seal pup to ASLC for rehabilitation.
June, 20th 2015
After the intake exam it was determined this pup is a 3 day old female. She is quite thin and has an umbilical infection, so she will begin a round of antibiotics immediately.
Slowly but surely
June, 30th 2015
The pup has begun to gain weight, and is improving daily. She has been tube fed a specialized formula for harbor seal pups.
July, 4th 2015
To help transition her to a diet of fish, this pup is being fish schooled. She gets to swim with live and dead fish, and staff expect her instinct to kick in so she will start eating on her own.
July, 10th 2015
The young pup has made a big step recently - she is now eating fish all on her own!
July, 23rd 2015
This pup was officially named Cookie by some wonderful Conoco Philips contributors. She is gaining weigh great and has started on variable feeds to mimic more of a natural unpredictable feed schedule she may have in the wild.
July, 31st 2015
After receiving a dewormer as a precaution this pup is ready to be introduced to other seals to start acquiring additional skills necessary for survival in the wild.
August, 21st 2015
Cookie has been experiencing some discomfort in one of her eyes. An opthamalogist for animals came to Seward to give her an exam. She has scar tissue on her eye, and though it seems uncomfortable at times it doesn't inhibit her vision. This is good news, as staff can still plan for her release this fall.
October, 1st 2015
It is Cookie's big day - she has passed all health exams and will be released today! She will be traveling with her two pool mates to King Salmon for release back into the ocean. Have fun out there Cookie!