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


2005-12-23 16:03:59

Scotland Seal Pup Rescue

22.12.05 BDMLR Montrose Area Co-ordinator Elaine Roft receives a call at 23.46hrs from a concerned member of the public ( Kirsten Mack) who has observed a baby seal on Aberdour beach for most of the day (map HERE). Kirsten is now worried that the baby seal might die as its condition has deteriorated. After advising Kirsten on the do's and dont's for the welfare of the seal, Elaine then calls BDMLR Medic Gareth Norman to see if he can respond to the call.

23.12.05 00.15hrs Gareth Norman BDMLR Medic also (Shanwell Wildlife Rescue) and Steve Cochrane ( Shanwell Wildlife Rescue) leave Broughty Ferry for Aberdour. Meanwhile Elaine arranges a seal pen with SSPCA Middlebank. Member of the public Ian Heneghan is continuing observations on the seal pup now named "Andre" meantime.

01.30hrs Gareth and Steve arrive on scene and confirm to Elaine that the seal is a fully weaned Grey Seal pup and to let her know that they are going to recover it. Elaine Confims this with Alexis at SSPCA Middlebank giving an ETA for the pups arrival.

02.00hrs "Andre" arrives at Middlebank and is weighed in at 17.4kg. and given Ref No 2672.

Many thanks to Kirsten Mack, Ian Henegham and friends for their observations on the pup and for staying with it untill Medic help arrived. BDMLR Area Co-ordinator Elaine Roft for telephone communications, Gareth Norman BDMLR Medic & Shanwell Wildlife Rescue Co-ordinator, Steve Cochrane Shanwell Wildlife Rescue Volunteer for responding to the call and transporting the seal to rehab in the early hours of the morning. Alexis at SSPCA Middlebank for communications with Elaine and for accommodating the pup upon its arrival.

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

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