FAMILY SAVE STRANDED SEAL AT GYLES QUAY
IT was an important day for the Love your Locket Volunteers and Seal Rescue Ireland on Sunday the 15 as they received their first call out.
The incident occurred at around quarter to five on Gyles Quay beach. A local family were out for a walk on the beach when they discovered the baby girl seal pup stranded on the beach. The family stayed with the seal for two hours keeping dogs away and keeping the seal safe.
They then contacted Seal Rescue Ireland who co-ordinated with the Love your Locket volunteers who are based in Carlingford.
Four volunteers went down to the beach and they transported the baby seal pup to Droghe- da where they met the Seal Rescue Ireland team and they then took the seal to Wexford.
The baby seal who was named ‘Mary Poppins’ was only six weeks old and was extremely underweight at 16.1 kilo’s. She is now been treated for an infection but she is getting the best care possible at the rescue centre and is expected to make a full recovery with the wonderful treatment she is receiving there. They hope to release her back to the coast at Gyles Quay in a few weeks.
The volunteers and Seal Rescue Ireland would like to thank the kind family that found her and all the work they did. If you wish to become a seal rescue volunteer please contact Seal Rescue Ireland who regularly run seal pup rescue training courses.