An “unusually early” seal rescue from the RSPCA has marked the beginning of the season for the animal welfare charity in a busy part of Wales. 

In 2017/18, RSPCA officers in the West and South West of Wales rescued in excess of 100 seals, and are bracing themselves for another potentially busy period.

The first seal of the new season has now come into the charity’s care, after the moulted pup was taken in by Welsh Marine Life Rescue, having … Continue reading…

A dramatic seal pup rescue has been completed in Port Talbot, which an RSPCA Cymru inspector has described as the “most technical” he has ever been involved with.

The seal pup was trapped between heavy rocks and boulders by a sea wall near the town’s steelworks – known locally as ‘Aberavon Pier’.

Access to the seal was exceptionally difficult, and the rescue took significant planning – including detailed consultation with specialists as to what engineering options may exist.

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The RSPCA has rescued an abandoned Gwynedd seal pup, found skinny and alone on the side of the Mawddach Estuary.

A member of the public spotted the collapsed seal and notified RSPCA Cymru. The poor pup’s mother had not been seen for three days.

The charity attended and rescued the seal on Sunday October 8, who has now been transferred to specialist wildlife facilities at Stapeley Grange in Nantwich for rehabilitation and support, ahead of an anticipated return to the … Continue reading…

An orphaned week-old seal pup is being cared for at an RSPCA wildlife centre after being found alone and hungry on a beach.

The weak and lethargic grey seal had been without his mum for three days on Penrhyn Beach, in Llandudno, North Wales. This was reported to the RSPCA on 30 September, who rescued him later that day.

He was taken to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich, where staff have named him Jon Snow after the … Continue reading…

A common seal pup has been rescued by RSPCA Cymru from Towyn beach, in Abergele, and affectionately nicknamed after a Game of Thrones character!

RSPCA Cymru was notified after a member of the public spotted a lethargic male seal pup, whose left flipper was not moving.

The pup was rescued by RSPCA animal collection officer Will Galvin, and taken to a specialist wildlife centre at Stapeley Grange for rehabilitation. The charity completed this rescue on Sunday (August 13).

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