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Orphaned seal pup found alone on beach rescued by animal charity

The three-week-old pup was discovered by volunteers from British Divers Marine Life Rescue.

Rogue the seal, rescued from Fraserburgh beach by the Scottish SPCA
Rogue the seal, rescued from Fraserburgh beach by the Scottish SPCA Scottish SPCA

An orphaned seal pup found alone on a beach in Fraserburgh has been taken in by the Scottish SPCA.

The three-week-old pup was discovered by volunteers from British Divers Marine Life Rescue on November 6.

The seal, who has been nicknamed Rogue, is now in the care of the Scottish SPCA’s National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Alloa.

Manager Colin Seddon said: "Rogue is our first grey seal pup of the season, which will last until March or April next year. 

"She is being tube-fed fish soup at the moment and that will continue for the next few weeks until she's old and strong enough to feed herself. 

"Over the pupping season last year we took in 95 grey seals who needed our help. We now have four seal pups in our care, including Rogue, and we've no doubt they'll be joined by many more in the coming weeks and months." 

The Scottish SPCA has urged members of the public to contact its animal helpline on 03000 999 999 if they see a distressed seal pup lying on the shore this winter. 

Mr Seddon added: "Anyone concerned about a seal pup, including any who appear injured, are found on public beaches or are spotted in unusual places such as non-breeding areas, should give us a call before approaching them. 

"We are often contacted about seal pups who are healthy but have been abandoned by their mothers because someone has disturbed them."


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