An oil-doused puffin is now being cared for by animal welfare workers after being scooped up along the English coast.
The RSPCA said Monday it hatched a rescue plan to save the troubled puffin that was found in a somewhat helpless state along in Northumberland.
“We received a call after this little cutie was spotted close to the tideline and contaminated by oil!” the RSPCA said on social media.
One of its rescue workers ran down to the Northumberland beach and whisked the bird to its East Winch Wildlife Centre “for a clean-up and some TLC!”
The bird will eventually be returned back to the wild.
The puffin will be sitting pretty soon enough.
🐧Can you puffin believe it? We received a call after this little cutie was spotted close to the tideline and contaminated by oil! One of our animal rescuers dashed to the beach in #Northumberland and transported the little one to @RSPCAEastWinch for a clean-up and some TLC! 💙 pic.twitter.com/rgQFzEwRn2— RSPCA (England & Wales) (@RSPCA_official) April 18, 2022