Black Isle seal pup recovering after rescue

Rose the seal pup is making a good recovery. Picture: Scottish SPCA
Rose the seal pup is making a good recovery. Picture: Scottish SPCA
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A seal pup rescued from a Black Isle beach is recovering well at a Scottish SPCA centre.

The five-week-old grey seal was found weak and dehydrated on Rosemarkie Beach, with an injury to her tail fin.

Animal Rescue Officer Clare Anderson added: “Rose, as we named her, was in a bad way when we found her.

“As well as being weak and dehydrated, she was very underweight.

“My colleague Andy Brown and I carried Rose for a mile and a half back to our van and took her to a vets for the treatment she urgently needed.”

Clare added that the seal pup was given antibiotics and a solution to rehydrate her, and her wounds were cleaned.

She was taken to the National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Clackmannanshire, where she is said to be doing well.

Clare continued: “Our wildlife team will look after her until she gains weight and is fit and healthy enough to be returned to sea.”

The Scottish SPCA are keen to remind the public that anyone who discovers an injured or distressed wild animal should call the Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999.