Friday, December 30, 2011

The Sea Lion Pup

A sad story.........
during mom and Deb's walk they noticed a baby malnourished sea lion sitting right there on a rock......
they knew something was wrong......it was 4:15 p.m.

it was whimpering.....it fell off its comfort zone but found the strength to pull himself back up.
At 4:30 p.m they called seven, yes 7 different places to help. A local sea lion rescue "closed" at 4:30p.m
Mom and Deb just missed them.
 But "closed"?

6:00 p.m.
it was cold...the sun went down...they waited and waited..........no return calls......
the tide was coming in, the baby was shivering..........
they swiftly walked toward every light in hopes
it was someone, a rescue, anyone to help.
The local lifeguards, three rescues, were closed, telling you to log onto their websites
Ugh....so frustrating and sad....
they resorted to calling 9-1-1
at 6:30 p.m. a Sheriff's Officer and a Harbor Patrol Officer arrived.
They pulled the pup way far up on the beach....
Sea World would not come until the morning...
the sea lion rescue would not come until the morning.....

mom and Deb had tears...they thanked the officers for trying to help
goodbye sweet pup....

The next morning at 6:30 a.m Deb ran down
they knew it would be to late.
She flagged down a nice park ranger that dug a hole on the beach about 5 feets deep.
Goodbye sweet pup...

Benny & Lily

36 comments:

  1. That is horrible, those rescues and lifeguarding stations ought to be ashamed. Poor little baby! Mom and I are very very sad about this.

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  2. That is so frustrating and sad...... no one was open and able to help. It would seem so simple but.... grrrrrr
    Poor baby seal.. rip.
    norwood

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  3. OMD That's so horrible! Oh no, no, no, no. Where was the help? What a sad little life wasted. A huge big thanks to your Mom & Deb for trying so hard to help him. Poor thing, but happy now on the other side of the rainbow.
    Grr and a Tearful Woof,
    Sarge, COP

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  4. Oh no!!! Poor little angel...

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  5. Oh that's heartbreaking! Poor little thing. Swim free, little Sea Lion.

    Your pal, Pip

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  6. SOOOOOOBS and TEARS. I have an affection for seals and sea lions. I appreciate you trying to help. Poor baby pup.

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  7. swim free sweet sea lion pup-- disheartening that no one from the rescues have an emergency plan:( woo tried!

    scratchies,
    tula

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  8. Poor little baby. Thank you for trying to help...it does make a difference. Nature is so harsh sometimes.

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  9. What a sad story. So sorry for that little pup.

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  10. That's so sad! Mom used to love watching and listening to the sea lions when she lived in Monterey!
    Play bows,
    Zim

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  11. What a sad story. I can't believe none of the rescues set up to help them would not come until morning.

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  12. Shame on those organizations that were "closed"-that makes me so angry they were more concerned with their own comfort than saving a life of a baby! Thank you for trying so hard to save the little guy.

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  13. Couldn't help but come to wish you a year of 2012 with all who wish to, you are in my heart it is small but has always place for friends
    Turriquinhas's friend
    Kika

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  14. Heartbreaking!!!! Rescue doesn't just close at 4:30... animals need rescuing in the evening too!
    -Corbin

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  15. We don't even know what to say. So sad.

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  16. That is so sad. Why would a "rescue" place ever be closed????? Thanks for trying to help the poor little pup.

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  17. It's very sad when a rescue couldn't take time out of thier evening to help save a poor helpless baby sea lion. Mommy says they shouldn't call themselves a rescue team if they couldn't even bother to show up at the beach (selfish) is what they are. Very Very Sad...

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  18. That is just so sad. Kudos to your Mom for trying to help. We had a sick raccoon outside our fence a few weeks ago. Mom was so grateful to our city's police animal control. They came right away and took the raccoon away. We know he had to be put down, but at least they came. RIP,sweet little pup.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  19. That is sad. To think that the people supposedly dedicated to rescuing animals only do it between certain hours. Hope they write a letter to them!!!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  20. We are so sad about the little sea lion.
    Why did this have to happen?
    Its just not right for everywhere to be closed.
    Someone needs to be on call. I am thanking your mom and dad for trying to help. But I know they felt helpless.
    Thank you for bring the awareness of this issue to everyones eyes. Its soooo wrong.
    love
    tweedles

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  21. That is so typical of these so called 'rescues'. They never do anything until it is too late, it is just the same in UK. We are so sad to read this. At least your mum and dad tried their best.
    Rest in peace, sweet baby.
    Dip Bridge Elliot and Lynne x

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  22. Oh... what a sad story. I'm so sorry about that.

    Thanks for caring to try to help the sea lion... Too bad others were on their own schedule.

    pawhugs, Max

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  23. That poor baby. So nice of your mom to try and help... :(

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  24. What a sad story, your Mama did everything she could tho.....

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  25. That is so sad... poor little sea lion :( Your mom was so nice to try and help..

    Pugs & Kisses,

    Yoda, Brutus & Ellie

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  26. Oh no - the poor little pup! We are so sad that he didn't make it. Your mom and Deb were so nice to try to help him out.

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

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  27. my heart is breaking...I have tears...that poor precious baby.

    You had to feel awful, I can't imagine how you must feel. ((((hugs))))) to you for trying....you did all that you could do.
    I am sooo sorry :(

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  28. That must have been terrible! I honestly might have taken it home for the night... we have a strange illness going around and dead seals keep washing up on shore. It does not make our beach trips very pleasant. :(

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  29. OMGoodness, how sad is that. I'm sorry you had witness such a sad story.
    You did everything you could have done, even more.
    xxoo
    Deborah

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  30. How sad. It's so nice your mom and Deb cared enough to try everything they could.

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  31. This is so sad.:(

    Love,
    Teddy Bear & Sierra

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  32. Oh my gosh...that is heartbreaking.
    Leaking eyes are making it hard to type.
    Rest in peace sweet baby.
    xo
    Glogirly & Katie

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  33. Oh gosh..we are so sad for the sea lion. Thank you to your Mom & Deb for caring so much and trying to help.
    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

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  34. A very sad story for the end of this year...

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  35. Awww, that was so sad. Poor little thing. It was so good of your mommy and Deb for trying to save him.

    Woofs & hugs, <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

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