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New Home Sought For Blinded Sea Lion In Sausalito


Animals  (tags: animals, sea lion, marine mammals, shot, injured, rescued, blind sea lion, wildanimals, animalcruelty, animalwelfare )

Yrna
- 3071 days ago - sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com
A sea lion found shot in the head late last year,causing him to completely lose his vision,is keeping staff and volunteers on their toes as a more permanent home is being sought.Silent Knight,a roughly 6-year-old male adult,was found on the night of Dec.8



   

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Cindy C (125)
Wednesday February 23, 2011, 2:20 pm
aw god bless the seal lion and why would folk want to hurt them is beyond me
 

Marti Williams (170)
Wednesday February 23, 2011, 2:23 pm
Thanks Yrna...so sad to have hurt this poor animal...
 

Chavonne H (46)
Wednesday February 23, 2011, 3:17 pm
awww man, poor thing, who shot him in the head? jeez louise.
 

Shirley S (187)
Wednesday February 23, 2011, 8:20 pm
noted
 

Julia A (37)
Wednesday February 23, 2011, 11:11 pm
...some sick people out there!
 

Robert O (12)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 8:10 am
So sad but at least he has a safe place to live.
 

Robert O (12)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 8:19 am
For now at least. Hopefully he'll find a permanent place very soon since he'll need help.

Sorry about that, I didn't finish my post properly.
 

Erika M (0)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 8:29 am
Bless his heart, looks like a lot of places want him though. I'd take him but, I live in the country, not the best place for a sea lion.
 

Kay M (347)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 8:37 am
poor guy.
 

Carlene V (202)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 8:38 am
The cruelty of fishermen here in California astounds me. That being said, I almost wish he had been humanley put to sleep. He has to live in a sightless world forever, listen for his food to arrive, this to me is cruel and I think it's just too much for a wild animal like this. He needs to cross over the Sea Lion's Rainbow Bridge...
 

Valerie W. (0)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 8:40 am
The cruelty of some people is beyond belief. Thanks for sharing this story. I pray Silent Knight finds a wonderful place to live out the remainder of his life with all the special care and love he needs and deserves.
 

Wanda P (8)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 9:31 am
Some humans do not care about animals, the only way they will stop hurting them, if it is against the law. We need a new congress,we need people in congress that care about other living species that we share this planet with.
We must teach our children and grandchildren that animals matter, that is where our hope lies....they will change the world.....
 

Jeannette A (137)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 3:09 pm
Humans did this to him... humans need to insure that he has every chance to thrive.
 

Nancy C (806)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 3:29 pm
poor baby...take care of him
 

Mary T (178)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 10:36 pm
Some people are just not human, who in their right mind would want to shoot this animal the evil heartless idiots. I wish the the same thing to happen to them.
 

Cristina M (137)
Friday February 25, 2011, 1:55 am
How can people be so cruel as to shoot a beautiful animal that has done nothing to you and is no peril to your life? People can commit the most perverse acts with no conscience biting them back for what they did. As for Silent Night, could be better to let him go instead of condoning him to a world of darkness and a fish tank.
 

Lisa Neste (202)
Friday February 25, 2011, 10:44 am
I have followed this poor little guys story from the start. I am so glad this sea lion has recovered & good luck to him in his new home. !!!
 

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Elsie Au (259)
Saturday February 26, 2011, 12:17 am
From what he has been through and has come this far, he deserves to live as happy life as possible, even he is blind does not mean that he can not enjoy life.
 

José Ovidio Pérez Morel (50)
Saturday February 26, 2011, 7:35 pm
insane...............noted.
 

Alicia V (181)
Sunday February 27, 2011, 3:49 pm
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
The usual idiots should be thrown to the lions.
 

Mary Williams (1)
Tuesday May 10, 2011, 1:49 pm
hope he does ok please don't put him down for his disability there is another like him there in ca maybe they can be put together
hang in there
 
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