Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Injured Seal Pup Dies Weeks after Taken to Nova Scotia Wildlife Centre

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Injured Seal Pup Dies Weeks after Taken to Nova Scotia Wildlife Centre

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Injured seal dies of injuries at care centre

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SEAFORTH, N.S. - The sad story of a seal pup named Valentine shows that despite the best efforts, not every animal can be saved, says the founder of a Halifax-area wildlife rehabilitation centre.

The grey seal pup was hit by a vehicle on a Nova Scotia road in early February and died of an infection nearly three weeks after being admitted for treatment at Hope for Wildlife in Seaforth, N.S.

"It is important for people to realize that this is our world and we are not always successful, that's for sure," said Hope Swinimer Monday. "We try our best and we lose a lot and we save a lot too."

The seal was found by an RCMP officer on a road in Pictou County on Feb. 10. Originally called Sammy, Swinimer said the seal was renamed Valentine because he was brought to the centre so close to Valentine's Day. …

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