A man named Ian Ellis called Skegness Natureland Seal Sanctuary with an emergency, writes ilovemydogsomuch.com, and the staff were put through some testing.
Ian saw something strange through his telescope while bird-watching at the RSPB Reserve at Frampton Marshes.
Over 30 cows surrounded an unconscious pup lying in the marshy soil. The cows watched in disbelief as the pup was buried in the soil, as they wondered what to do.
Considering the lack of time and the uncertainty of the situation, the sanctuary workers provided Ian with crucial instructions on how to navigate around the herd and retrieve the baby. When he got a better look, he was shocked to realize that the creature was not a pup, but rather a baby seal! The next hour was tense, but the 67-year-old animal lover meticulously followed the workers’ advice and successfully hauled the traumatized pup to safety!
The baby seal, later named Celebration, was rushed to the sanctuary’s hospital in a dehydrated and lethargic state. She was just 5 days old and most likely was orphaned. The vet speculated that Celebration ended up in the marshland after being swept away in a high tide. For the next few days, the baby seal was on hydrating fluids until her health eventually stabilized.
Celebration is still too young to be released into her habitat, so she can’t feed on her own yet. She is also being treated for breathing issues with antibiotics. Celebration is already mingling well with the other pups in the sanctuary, and it’s only a matter of time that she makes a full recovery!
Watch the video below to see how a dying baby seal was rescued because cows noticed him.