Flying seal pup: Seal Sitters find ‘Primo’ a free flight to get help

As first reported three days ago, courtesy of Robin Lindsey from Seal Sitters, Alki has been playing host to West Seattle’s first seal pup of the season. And now, the story of Primo has taken a dramatic – and high-flying turn – here’s an update from Robin:

With the authorization of NOAA, Seal Sitters removed our very emaciated seal pup Primo from the beach about 6:45 this morning. It was believed she would have to be euthanized. However, upon arrival at PAWS in Lynnwood, Primo exhibited some rather feisty behavior that led to her being fluidated and stabilized. As PAWS was currently unable to keep her at their facility, Wolf Hollow in the San Juans agreed to take her. Kenmore Air generously donated a free flight for our little pup!

Robin has published more details on Seal Sitters’ “blubberblog” site. You can read the earlier updates by scrolling down the “blubberblog” home page. And if you see a pup – call Seal Sitters at 206-905-SEAL. (Photo of Primo taken last weekend – via long lens – by David Hutchinson)

4 Replies to "Flying seal pup: Seal Sitters find 'Primo' a free flight to get help"

  • DC August 11, 2010 (6:09 pm)

    Hope Primo pulls through and enjoys her new home in the San Juans!

  • lina rose August 11, 2010 (8:16 pm)

    thanks kenmore air and wolf hollow! hope the little feisty one pulls through and gets strong!

  • caphillgirlie August 12, 2010 (8:39 am)

    “fluidated”…you”re making that up…otherwise nice news

  • Jenny DB August 17, 2010 (9:33 am)

    That is great news! I have never heard of Wolf Hollow but will have to look into it. Big thanks to Kenmore Air :-)

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