Stranded baby seal rescued by Gardaí in Co Galway

Pup was in a ‘poor condition and would not have made it through the night’

The baby seal was about four weeks old. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

The baby seal was about four weeks old. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Sun, Jul 6, 2014, 13:26

A four-week-old baby seal was rescued by Gardaí in Co Galway after becoming stranded at Weightman’s Pier in Murrough on Friday evening.

The pup was in a “poor condition and would not have made it through the night”, Gardaí said.

It was taken by gardaí to a local vet for treatment before being collected by the Irish Seal Sanctuary yesterday.