Rescue & Rehab Journal

June 10, 2014

April, 21st 2015

A small female Harbor Seal pup was found caught in a net near Cordova. The pup was flown from Cordova to Anchorage by Alaska Airlines Cargo, many thanks to Alaska Airlines! Rehab staff did an initial examination and administered oral fluids to re-hydrate the seal. She was examined by vet staff that evening, and was prescribed eye drops to combat some slight irritation in the eyes.

June 21, 2014

April, 21st 2015

Vet staff have cleared her to swim before feeds, she really seems to enjoy the water! Staff are slowly transitioning her to a fish based formula. She has also had blood drawn to screen for internal diseases, and she is on an antibiotic to combat some inflammation of her umbilicus

June 30, 2014

April, 21st 2015

The little pup started eating herring today! Staff have been slowly introducing fish during her swims, and earlier today she started chewing on pieces. This past feed she was sucessfully eating whole fish! This is a huge step toward release, and will help her gain weight efficiently. 

July 10, 2014

April, 21st 2015

The stripe-like patterns on this seal's front flippers has earned her the name Tigris! Along with gaining a name, Tigris had a location change this week, and had moved to an ODL, a type of enclosure with a larger deck and a deeper pool that cuts down on human interaction. Yesterday staff drew blood and gave her a flipper tag, # 133, in preperation for her eventual release. Today she  also gained a roommate, Everest! 

August 2, 2014

April, 21st 2015

Happy Rehab Race Day!! Today runners in Seward and around the country helped raise money to help the ASLC care for and release animals just like Tigris, so thank you!

August 28, 2014

April, 21st 2015

Tigris was weighed this week and is getting close to her release weight, so staff will begin to plan for her release next month!

September 6, 2014

April, 21st 2015

It was an absolutely beautiful day today in Cordova, and though Tigris was a bit slow to come out of her kennel, once she entered the water she was gone in a flash! Good luck in the wild Tigris!!


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