Rescue & Rehab Journal

July 5, 2014

April, 22nd 2015

A lone pup was spotted on the beach in Homer on the 4th of July. After observing the pup for a day, members of the Homer Stranding Network acquired the pup and transported it to Soldotna, where members of the ASLC Wildlife Response Team were able to take over. The little female pup had many small cuts on her body and her flippers. Staff were careful to clean out all cuts and administer oral fluids before bringing her back to the Rehabilitation facility in Seward.

July 10, 2014

April, 22nd 2015

Staff have named this pup after the stone carvings on Easter Island, Moai! Staff have been keeping a close eye on her activity level, as she is very lethargic.

July 14, 2014

April, 22nd 2015

During their routine checks on the animals, staff discovered that Moai has lice!! Staff have been plucking the obvious ones off her face and head, but she also received a topical dust treatment to help kill the lice and keep them from returning!

July 22, 2014

April, 22nd 2015

Moai ate fish today!! She is still a bit young to wean, so staff will slowly start introducing fish into her diet.

August 2, 2014

April, 22nd 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 Moai, so thank you! 

September 9, 2014

April, 22nd 2015

Moai had a vet exam and a blood draw this week, and so long as all her bloodwork comes back clean, staff are ready to prepare for her release!

September 25, 2014

April, 22nd 2015

The sun was out in Homer when Moai was released today! She came right out of her kennel, and paused once she reached the edge of the water. After looking back twice, she dove right in and swam away. Many thanks to all of the Homer Stranding Network volunteers who work so hard to assist the ASLC with rescuing and releasing animals. Good luck in the wild Moai!!


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