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

News

2005-08-25 15:58:04

Pup rescue - Gardenstown, Scotland

BDMLR Montrose area Co-ordinator Elaine Roft received a call from the CRRU team in Gardenstown to say that they had uplifted a common seal pup with suspected pneumonia from Gardenstown at 18.51hrs. An attempt to tube feed A VERY FIESTY pup resulted in the vet - Cameron McPherson being bitten. With Cameron rushed off to hospital, the CRRU team then transported the pup to Laurence Brain of New Deer who was going to tube it before its journey to SSPCA Middlebank at Inverkeithing. Meanwhile, Elaine Roft - BDMLR Montrose had arranged second stage of relay from New Deer to Montrose with the help of Linda Robertson ( BDMLR Fraserburgh team), Paul Horne third stage of relay from Montrose to Dundee (BDMLR Montrose team), and Don Wilson fourth stage of the relay from Dundee to Inverkeithing (SSPCA Inspector). As Laurence was unable to accommodate the pup at New Deer due to holidays, he was happy to administer rehydration fluids prior to its long journey to Middlebank where a seal pen had been booked for it.

The pup arrived at Laurence Brains at approximately 19.20hrs, with Linda Robertson arriving shortly afterwards. Sadly the pup passed away upon arrival after stage 1 of the relay. It is thought that as well as having suspected pneumonia, it was also suffering from lungworm.

Many thanks to Kevin Robinson and his CRRU Team, Vet Cameron McPherson, BDMLR Fraserburgh Co-ordinator Kenneth McLennan and Medic Linda Robertson, BDMLR Montrose Co-ordinator Elaine Roft and Medic Paul Horne, SSPCA Inspector Don Wilson. Vet Laurence Brain, SSPCA Middlebank.

Elaine Roft
British Divers Marine Life Rescue
Montrose Area Co-ordinator (Inverbervie-Easthaven)