rescued—Delta Animal Control Officer Tamara Bissett received a call from the public about a two-day-old seal pup on Centennial Beach, which she took to the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre in Vancouver. Contributed photo
The public is reminded to leave baby seals alone after a two-day-old pup was discovered on Centennial Beach.
The seal pup was found June 18 on the beach in Boundary Bay, which Delta animal control officer Tamara Bissett says is not an uncommon occurrence.
Like in past situations curious passerby did not leave the pup alone, and Bissett was called in to transport it to the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre, a non-profit organization based at the Vancouver Aquarium.
Bissett described this seal pup as having a full coat of hair and sucking on its back foot, indicating it was hungry.
The rescue centre will raise and release the seal pup when it reaches an appropriate weight, said Sarah Lowe, Delta Community Animal Shelter manager.