Alert from the Seal Sitters

Just in. If anyone out there can help - the Seal Sitters, and this pup, need help NOW:

We have a pup on the beach at 64th and Beach Dr., S.W. whose back
flipper is tangled in fishing wire.  Otherwise the pup seems healthy and plump.
His mother is just offshore, so he is viable and under her care. We need a
volunteer who has some kind of wildlife rehab training who can come out
and using gloves try to disentangle the pup from the fishing wire. Because
it is on his back flipper, it will not be affecting his immediate ability to
fish and forage, but over time it may limit his foraging ability. If anyone
can help out, we seal sitters would be very grateful. Please come to the
beach at 64th and Beach Dr., S.W. Bring wire cutters, padded gloves and be
very careful as there are diseases that go between seals and people.

4 Replies to "Alert from the Seal Sitters"

  • Rhonda Porter September 24, 2007 (5:28 pm)

    Have they contacted animal control (sorry if this is a dumb question).

  • Kayleigh September 24, 2007 (5:31 pm)

    PAWS or Pasado’s might be able to help too?

  • ms_f September 24, 2007 (5:57 pm)

    What about someone from the aquarium? They have folks that work with marine mammals.

  • Corinne October 5, 2007 (6:44 pm)

    Help! Today at about 3 p.m. a young seal showed up on the north end of Alki Beach. He has been resting all afternoon, animal control was called but no one came. He was very calm with us around him, we placed logs on either side of him to block him from the sight of animals and people. He just kept on sleeping. I have to go–no one is around to make sure dogs don’t bother him–if you see this and can locate the seal sitter people, please let them know. You can e-mail me through the webmaster here, I hope. Thanks.

Sorry, comment time is over.