Abandoned Seal Pup Survives Harrowing Ordeal

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Dec 3, 2014 11:00 AM ET

It was a sight that just about broke Ruth Cannell’s heart.

The Calgary-based quality lead for TransCanada’s Technical Services department was hiking on Saturna Island, B.C. with a companion this summer when she spotted a visibly distraught seal pup alone on the shoreline, struggling to haul himself out of the water ahead of the oncoming tide.

“He would pause and then try again with the little strength he had left,” said Cannell, on vacation at the time. “He was crying, as if he was trying to locate his mother or someone to help him.”

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