Friday, May 28, 2021

Injured Baby Seal Rescued At Dana Point Harbor


Last Saturday night, on our evening walk at Dana Point Harbor, we came upon an injured young seal who was begging for help. He had a wound on his neck and was approaching people. I called for help and at first it seemed like we weren’t going to be able to help the seal because of difficulty reaching the appropriate rescue places. The seal was emaciated and exhausted and was trying to go into the street. What was so incredible was the number of people who tried to help, good Samaritans blocking him from the street, a fisherman offering fish (the seal was interested but too stressed to eat) and so many wonderful people coming together caring about him. The seal became exhausted…….I asked a fisherman for some fish and he offered it to him. The seal perked up and was trying to get the fish in his mouth but was too weak.  Finally help arrived! Animal Services Officer Keppler and the OC Sheriff Officers carried him into the truck. So thankful to all the kind and caring people, OC Sheriff and Officer Keppler for saving this seal’s life. The seal is now going to the Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach.  

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