For over 25 years Hessilhead has cared for Scotland's injured and orphaned wildlife, aiming to rescue, treat, rehabilitate and release birds and animals back to the wild



October 23rd 2013

Yesterday was a seal day.

The first call came at 10am. There was a seal pup on the grass near Portencross castle. Could we help? David and Hazel set off straightaway, and it wasn’t long before they were back with a lovely pale coloured seal pup, Silver. At 12kg he was well underweight, and had no chance of surviving on his own. Next came a call from British Divers Marine Life Rescue. They had been alerted to white coat pup, by the fishing boat Glad Tidings III. If they provided transport to Hessilhead, did we have space for the pup. No problem. ┬áThe youngster arrived early in the evening, and had several nasty wounds that are infected. The crew of the Glad TidingsIII called him Friday.

Both pups have been rehydrated and Silver has already tasted his first fishP1020247 - Copy

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