Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Seal found in field is recovering from pneumonia

Dumbledore the seal receiving treatment at RSPCA facility in East Winch after being found 20 miles from the sea last week

Press Association

The Guardian, Monday 29 December 2014 13.56 GMT

Photograph: RSPCA/PA
A seal discovered in a field on Merseyside has been diagnosed with pneumonia but is on the road to recovery.

The adult grey seal, who has been named Dumbledore, was found stranded in a field in Newton-le-Willows, at least 20 miles from the sea, on 22 December.

He was taken to the RSPCA’s specialist seal facility in East Winch, Norfolk, the following day, where he was examined by a vet and underwent tests.

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