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

News

2005-12-04 15:44:43

Pup euthansed at Tynemouth

09.15hrs : Area Coordinator Richard Ilderton attended to a seal pup at the pier at Tynemouth with Medic Jill McCormick.

The pup was found to have a badly shattered lower jaw and I then attempted to get a local vet to attend. Richard had to leave to get to work and Jill stayed with the pup while I made a load of phone calls without any luck as all the vets were either too busy or not open.

Finally, I contacted the RSPCA National Control Centre and Inspector Ian Smith met with Jill and the pup was PTS.

Many thanks to Jill for waiting for a couple of hours before help arrived, another great effort by one of the BDMLR volunteer network.

Many thanks to Jill, Richard and Ian (RSPCA).

Tony Woodley