British Divers Marine Life Rescue
British Divers Marine Life Rescue (photo: Steve Marsh)
British Divers Marine Rescue

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2006-12-17 16:10:49

Volunteers work hard for rescued seals - Scotland

BDMLR thanks the many volunteers who are spending many hours rescuing and transporting seal pups around Scotland.

Andrew Ireland, on Monday 4th December 06, rescued an under weight and dehydrated seal pup. He kept it overnight and tube fed it until we could find a place for it to go. A relay was done on Tuesday evening with Andrew, Nick Duthie, Iain Wallace & Gordon Hay where the seal was transported to Hessilhead Wildlife Center.

We have been extremely busy in North East Scotland over the last few weeks with many pups going to Grampian Wildlife Hospital and RSPCA Middlebank. These facilities are bursting at the seems with seals pups, so Hessilhead Wildlife Rescue have kindly offered to help and take some of the seal pups in for rehab. With this offer Nick Duthie, Alasdair MacDonald and Royal Mail who has allowed us to use one their vans to transport four pups from Grampian Wildlife Hospital at New Deer to Hessilhead Wildlife Rescue on Wednesday night/Thursday morning.

A big thank you to all who have given their time to help rescue, relay and rehab these and many more pups around the UK, it's been a tough time for all involved.

BDMLR Directors and all at HQ