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


2009-02-17 11:36:32

Late Night Rescue in the Scottish Borders

At around 20.15, BDMLR received a call from Jenny an SSPCA Inspector who was having a very busy evening. She had 3 calls waiting for her to check; a swan, cat and a seal pup. Jenny was dealing with a cat that had a shattered pelvis over in Edinburgh and asked if we could help with the seal pup at St Abbs. The pup had been reported by several people who said that it was on the rocks next the slipway, had started to lose it's white coat and had been there for the past few days, it was now having trouble breathing. A text message was sent out to local medic's and calls made to Coordinators. By 22.00 Sally and Jo were on their way, Jenny called to say that she was now also on her way and would meet or medics there.

The pup was found to be underweight and had a wound to it's hind flipper, the pup was taken directly to SSPCA MIddlebank for treatment. We have received an update this morning from SSPCA Middlebank to say that it is a female pup which they have named Linnhe. She is receiving treatment for the wound and was looking very bright.

Thank you to everyone who assisted with this rescue; Sally Hessey Assistant Coordinator for Edinburgh, Vet Jo Hedley, Elaine Roft, Karen Kirk, Jenny from SSPCA and SSPCA Middlebank.

Sue White