Newborn healthy pup
.......and it is alone and appears in distress, the actions which you take may mean the difference between
life and death for the animal

  • DO keep your distance - If the pup has a fluffy white coat it still needs it's mother. She will only return to feed her pup when she feels it is safe to do so.

  • DON´T attempt to handle the pup - It is a wild animal, it may bite and can carry infectious diseases. The mother may reject the pup if it is handled.

  • DON´T attempt to put the pup in the sea - It may be out of the water for a good reason.

  • DON´T ignore the situation - If the pup is thin, injured or seems unwell (noisy breathing, coughing, runny nose) it probably needs help.

  • DO tell an appropriate organisation - Telephone the Cornish Seal Sanctuary on 01326 221361 or the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team on 01825 765546 or 07787 433412 - Wherever you live around the world, check out your nearest rescue organisation. Be ready to get help when you discover an injured animal.