It's the hardest part of any kind of rescue: You can't save them all.

Officials at the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine say a seal they've been caring for for the last month has died.

Officials at the center say it was a female grey seal that was found on the beach in Ship Bottom April 14th. "The seal stranded weighing only 36lbs, and although she initially showed interest in eating, she did not fully regain her vigor and began to show signs of decline."

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Despite their best efforts she passed away on May 5th.

Veterinarians had performed a number of procedures and tests, and had prescribed medications and more.

In the end, it was not to be. Officials say she died due to a sever respiratory infection.

"This is always the hardest part of animal rescue, while we know we can’t save them all, every loss still hurts."

It is with heavy hearts we share that the female grey seal from Ship Bottom that we have been caring for since April...

Posted by Marine Mammal Stranding Center on Wednesday, May 12, 2021

SOURCE: Marine Mammal Stranding Center on Facebook.

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