A new life for Annie the seal after double rescue

Health issues mean Annie can never be returned to the wild Credit: Cornish Seal Sanctuary

A rescue seal with a dramatic past has now found a permanent home at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.

The two year old grey seal is known as Annie for now (a forever name will be chosen for her in due course).

Annie was rescued from Donna Nook in 2014 after being separated from her mother. She was rehabilitated at a sanctuary in Lincolnshire and released on the 7th November 2014.

Unfortunately, Annie had to be re-rescued on 11 May 2015. She wassuffering from severe hair loss, lethargy and she had lacerations to her left flank.

Annie began her rehabilitation to release her back into the wild but blood tests found she was suffering with an under-active thyroid.

Despite treatment going well, and Annie growing a lovely new coat of fur, she will have to stay on his treatment for the rest of her life.

Annie plays with a block of ice in her new pool Credit: Cornish Seal Sanctuary

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary say they are very happy to be able to offer Annie a forever home, and she has now moved to Gweek.

It's a new start for the unlucky seal, but it seems her fortunes are on the up, as she's already found a gentleman admirer:

Staff at the sanctuary say Annie is doing really well, and will play an important role in teaching future rescue pups important skills they need to survive in the wild.