Seal's bath tub rescue

A seal is on the road to recovery after a dog walker rescued it, and kept it in his bath while he waited for assistance.

Dog walker Mark Allsop had spotted the seal five days earlier near Holbeach, when the newborn pup seemed healthy and lively.

But when he came across her the second time, she seemed weak and listless.

He drove the pup 40 minutes back to his home in Spalding, much to his wife's surprise.

"My wife Ilze was understandably astonished but was as concerned about the pup as I was."

– Mark Allsop

He called the Sea Life Sanctuary in Hunstanton and they were here within an-hour-and-a-half.

The seal spent a few days in intensive care but is now on the road to recovery.

"She was in a very sorry condition and it was touch and go whether she would survive. Her trip to Spalding obviously hadn't helped matters, but Mark acted with the best of intentions and without doubt the pup would have died had he not found her."

– Hollie Stallworthy, Hunstanton Sea Life Centre

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