A poorly common seal is being treated at Mallydams rehabilitation centre in Hastings after being rescued in Ramsgate.
British Divers Marine Life Rescue medics were called by members of the public at 4:13pm on Saturday to Ramsgate beach where the common seal pup was stranded.
Four medics attended and the decision was made to lift the seal and take it for specialist care.
BDMLR medic Sheila Stone said: “BDMLR medics were called out to a small common seal on Ramsgate beach late Saturday afternoon. On first look it appeared to be fine, just a bit skinny.
“However, it started to cough and a discharge could be seen.
“Medics were instructed to lift the seal and take to a local overnight facility for further investigation. It was a male seal weighing in at approximately 13 kgs.
“The seal was taken to the vets Sunday morning and after examination and x-rays were taken, the seal was given antibiotics and transferred to Mallydams rehabilitation centre near Hastings, for further treatment before release.”
Every year, BDMLR trains over 1000 volunteer Marine Mammal Medics.
Anyone who spots a seal or cetacean can call BDMLR who will send a medic out to assess. Please and keep all dogs away and do not try to put the seal back into the sea.
Call BDMLR on 01825 765546