An unwell seal has been rescued from the beach at Abergele.

The common seal with an injury to its face was spotted on Monday (24 September) and following a call the RSPCA the seal was taken straight away for treatment.

Abergele seal Sept18 pic2RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Will Galvin said: “This seal was immediately taken to our specialist wildlife facilities at RSPCA Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre for vital treatment for lungworm and rehabilitation.

“Rescuing wildlife like this poorly seal is a huge part of the RSPCA’s work in Wales, and I’m just pleased to have been able to help this distressed animal.”

The charity is also reminding the public what to do if they spot a lone seal pup, who they think may be abandoned or in danger.

ACO Galvin added: “This unwell seal clearly needed our help – but it’s important to remember not all lone seals pups have been abandoned.

“Should somebody find a seal pup that looks fit and healthy and shows no signs of distress, they should monitor it first from a safe distance for 24 hours and contact the RSPCA if the mother does not return in that time.

“If a seal pups mother does not return within 24 hours, or you see any seal that is obviously sick or injured, or on a busy public beach, we advise you keep a safe distance and contact the RSPCA’s 24-hour emergency line on 0300 1234 999.”

For more detailed advice on what to do if you think you have seen a seal that needs help, visit the RSPCA website on: www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/wildlife/orphanedanimals/sealpups.

If you wish to help the RSPCA complete rescues such as this, you can donate to us online. We are a charity and rely on public donations.