A three-week-old seal puppy that was discovered in a back garden 4 miles (6.4 km) from the sea has a “long roadway to healing”, the RSPCA stated.
The puppy was discovered in Terrington St Clement in Norfolk on 19 December.
The RSPCA thought it took a trip up a drain ditch in the hope of finding water or food.
It was required to the charity’s East Winch Wildlife Centre, where personnel stated it was still being taken care of in a seclusion system.
Centre supervisor Alison Charles stated the puppy, which has actually been called Anwar, was “still extremely thin and improperly”.
She stated: “He is now consuming on his own, however he requires to get a lot more weight and enhance his physical fitness prior to we can think about launching him back to the wild.
“It will be a long roadway to healing for him and it might still be a variety of weeks, and even months, prior to we can launch him.”
RSPCA collection officer Naemi Kilbey formerly stated the seal was discovered in a garden in a location surrounded by farming farmland and “there was certainly no indication of a beach or the sea”.
She stated the ditch had just 2 inches of water in it “so this bad puppy need to have simply kept attempting to take a trip even more and even more down in the hope of finding water or food”.