This is Scar, a young grey seal of 2 months old when he was found on the beach of the Dutch Wadden island Schiermonnikoog. He was found, entangled in fishing nets on  by Teun Talsma from the Seal Rescue Team and brought to the Sealcentre in Pieterburen. Scar was very lucky because his wounds were not deep. But if he hadn't been found he would not have survived this.

Now he is staying at the Sealcentre where he can recover. He will be taken care of until he can be released into his natural habitat again. Will you support Scar? Please donate a portion fish for him so he can get well soon. On behalf of Scar: thank you!

 

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You can also adopt Scar! Then you will then receive an adoption certificate with a photo and information about Scar sent home. One adoption will feed Scar for a week!

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Scar updates

Time to go home

Time to go home

Friday, May 8th 2020

Scar got some rest in a little pool and that helped him a lot. His weight is now stable and he is clearly ready to go home. Scar is active and alive. He is getting heavy and everything in his behaviour shows that he is ready to go. And he will, tomorrow....

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Two steps forward...

Two steps forward...

Friday, April 24th 2020

Two steps forward but one step back. Exactly one month later there is news about Scar. He is doing better but is not there yet. He is using his flipper more and is enjoying a big outdoor pool but suddenly he lost some weight and so he's back inside.  

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Improvement!

Improvement!

Friday, March 27th 2020

Another two weeks have passed and new x-rays have been taken. The vets did see some improvement and we are so happy with that! Scar is not using his flipper very much yet but he is eating well and behaving like a normal seal. 

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No news, good news?

No news, good news?

Friday, March 13th 2020

After another two weeks of treatment, the latest x-rays taken from Scar's flipper showed no changes. That was not what was hoped for but the situation has not deteriorated further either. It was therefore decided to extend the treatment.

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Not looking good

Not looking good

Wednesday, February 12th 2020

The new X-rays have been made and have been forwarded to experienced radiologists for their expert judgment. Because Scar is still not using his front flap properly and the veterinarians have discovered signs of bone inflammation

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New X-rays coming up

New X-rays coming up

Wednesday, February 12th 2020

Scar is not moving his front flipper properly yet and it has been decided that new X-rays will be made on Monday. There was nothing to be seen on the previous photos and hopefully new photos can provide more clarity this time.

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What's up?

What's up?

Maandag, 3 februari 2020

After the first few days Scar has recovered well from the entanglement, which didn’t make deep wounds but now he doesn't want to use his left front flipper and that worries us because usualy means the flipper is painful.

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Entangled!

Entangled!

Friday, January 31st 2020

This young grey seal was found on Schiermonnikoog by EHBZ-er Teun Talsma. He became entangled, possibly in the lines of a standing wall net and could be that in his attempts to come loose he became even more entangled.

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