Mystic Aquarium animal rescue team helps safeguard seal pup found on beach

The animal rescue team from Mystic Aquarium is helping to safeguard a seal pup that was recently found.
One of the pups was found Jan. 25 on Misquamicut State Beach and the other on Feb. 1 on Blue Shutters Town Beach. The second seal pup was found in critical condition with a broken jaw and multiple puncture wounds on its head. Unfortunately, the seal's wounds were too severe, and the pup succumbed to his injuries.
"I can speak for our whole animal rescue team in thanking the local community for their concern on the Misquamicut seals well-being and respecting this animal by giving it plenty of space to rest without stress," said Sarah Callan, Animal Rescue Program manager. "We are also thankful for the community reporting the injured seal in Charlestown. Unfortunately, not every response ends with a happy ending, but our world class care can provide each animal admitted into our animal rescue clinic with the best chance for survival. Both responses show how invested our community is in the conservation and protection of local wildlife."