Rescue & Rehab Journal

July 1, 2014

April, 22nd 2015

A pup was observed on the rocks right here in Seward, near Resurrection Bay Seafoods. As there was an adult nearby, ASLC staff opted to observe rather than pick up the pup immediately.

July 3, 2014

April, 22nd 2015

No adult has been seen in the area for over 24 hours, so ASLC staff are confident the pup has been abandoned. The pup was picked up and brought to our rehabilitation facility.

July 4, 2014

April, 22nd 2015

Happy 4th of July!! The pup we brought in yesterday is a girl, and she seems to already know how to eat fish! She has been named Gobi by one of our vet staff. Gobi has a few deep wounds on her head and chin, so she is being treated with antibiotics.

July 20, 2014

April, 22nd 2015

While Gobi is improving in her ability to swim in colder and colder water, and has graduated to living outside full time, not all is going smoothly. A few days ago staff noticed the left side of her face looked slightly swollen. Vet staff examined her and drew blood, revealing that Gobi is still battling an infection. Her medications have been adjusted, and we are already seeing improvement in the form of decreased swelling. 

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 Gobi, so thank you!

August 31, 2014

April, 22nd 2015

Gobi had a weigh in today, and she is already up to 18.2 kg!! She and her pool friend Moai will continue to have small incremental diet increases to ensure that they keep gaining weight. 

September 20, 2014

April, 22nd 2015

Gobi is progressing well, and staff are beginning to plan her release for the next week or two.

October 2, 2014

April, 22nd 2015

There was a nice little crowd at the Lowell Point boat launch today to watch Gobi's release back to the wild. It is always wonderful to be able to share a release with the community, and staff were especially glad to share it with the community of Seward, who supports the ASLC all year long. Gobi took a minute to get all the way out of her kennel, but once she did she took off for the water and didn't look back! Good luck in the wild Gobi, you have a huge community of people rooting for you!


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