Paralyzed seal rescued in New Jersey gets new home

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A rescued seal is on the way from a New Jersey non-profit, to his new home in Virginia. (WPVI)

A rescued seal is on the way from a New Jersey non-profit, to his new home in Virginia.

Workers at the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine carefully put him in a net and carried him to a special crate this morning.

They have been caring for him since Valentine's day.

The pup was found on the beach in Deal, Monmouth County with cuts on his neck and puncture wounds on his back.

He has since recovered from his injuries, but one of his flippers is paralyzed.

"He can't go back into the wild. He had an injury to the spinal area which wouldn't allow him to compete in the wild and catch food so we're going to give him a terrific home," said Chip Harshaw from Virginia Aquarium.

He's now off to join four other harbor seals at the Virginia aquarium in Virginia Beach.

As for the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, they're going to start maintenance work to get ready for the next season of rescues, which is only two or three months away.

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