Trevor

Marine rescuer takes on challenge for charity

A seal rescuer is taking on a 100-mile cycle challenge to raise money for the RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre.

Trevor Wright, a volunteer for the British Divers Marine Life Rescue, will be taking part in Prudential RideLondon in August in support of the RSPCA’s wildlife centre in Norfolk.

 

Trevor, who lives in March, Cambridgeshire, with his wife Stephanie and their two rescue cats, said: “I’ve been volunteering for the BDMLR for … Continue reading…

There was a happy ending for a swan who was released back to the wild on Wednesday (9 September) after being shot in the head with an airgun. 
The stricken swan was rescued by the RSPCA on 1 July after he was found by a passer-by with blood coming from the wound in airgun hotspot on a stretch of river in March, Cambridgeshire

He was rushed to RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre, in Norfolk, for treatment and x-rays showed the … Continue reading…

10.11.14

We’re preparing for a long winter as the seal season approaches and pens fill up with poorly pups.

When an unexpected tidal surge hit the Norfolk coast last December more than 100 seal pups were left injured and stranded. We were called in to help rescue the orphaned pups and bring them back to full health.

The number of seals we took in jumped by 61 per cent in 2013 from 170 to 273. As the winter months … Continue reading…

27.02.14

The first batch of the tidal orphan seal pups were yesterday (26 February) released back into the wild following weeks of rehabilitation.

A total of eight pups were released back to the sea at Winterton on Sea, Norfolk – to the delight of staff and volunteers at our East Winch Wildlife Centre.

The centre has been caring for a staggering 101 pups since December following one of the biggest rescue projects we have ever seen.

The seal pups, … Continue reading…

21.01.14

Our wildlife centre, already full to the brim with seal pups orphaned by a tidal surge in Norfolk, is continuing to be under pressure with more casualties coming in.

Our East Winch Wildlife Centre in Kings Lynn had 108 seal pups in its care after a tidal surge in December. More than it had ever dealt with at any one time in its 25 year history. As they were so young and reliant on a mother’s care, they needed … Continue reading…