Seal rescued by dog walker after it was thrown ashore by storm – but ignored by passers-by who thought it was a ROCK

December 30, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

A kind-hearted dog walker saved this adorable baby sea’s life after it was beached by stormy seas.

The seal found near Banff Links Caravan Park, Aberdeenshire (SWNS Grtoup)

The seal found near Banff Links Caravan Park, Aberdeenshire (SWNS Grtoup)

The cute pup had injuries to its body and mouth from the impact of being thrown ashore and was dehydrated, tired and hungry.

It’s even believed passers-by may have ignored the tiny animal because they believed it was a ROCK.
RPY_SEAL_04But thanks to dog walker Jacqueline Youngson and her cocker spaniel puppy Arty, the seal is now being nursed back to health before it’s released back into the sea.

Jacqueline was walking at Banff Links Caravan Park, Aberdeenshire, on Sunday December 27, when she spotted the seal.

She rang the Scottish SPCA who in turn contacted Moray Seal Rescue.
RPY_SEAL_03Her boyfriend Frankie then stayed with it for around 3 hours to make sure that it was kept safe from hovering gulls and dogs in the vicinity.

After being transported to a marine rehab centre in Stirling, the baby seal – believed to be around four weeks old – is expected to make a full recovery with rest and relaxation, before being released back into its natural habitat.

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