A seal rescued in “some of the most dramatic circumstances imaginable” in Port Talbot has been returned to the wild by the RSPCA, following six months of rehabilitation.

Video footage captured the heartwarming moment the seal was returned to the wild, after playing the starring role in one of the most high-profile rescues undertaken by the RSPCA in 2017.

The animal welfare charity had led a multi-agency operation in November to save the seal. She had become trapped amid heavy … Continue reading…

An unlucky common seal – who needed the help of the RSPCA – had only returned to the wild earlier this year after spending eight months of rehabilitation with Seal Rescue Ireland.

The RSPCA was contacted after the troubled seal – now named Prius – was spotted by a member of the public at the Salt Marshes, off Fabian Way at Jersey Marine, near the Swansea University Bay Campus.

RSPCA Cymru transferred the seal – on 7 March – to … Continue reading…

An orphaned seal pup rescued from a Llandudno beach in September has been returned to the wild after a spell in RSPCA rehabilitation.

Jon Snow – whose name was inspired by the Game of Thrones character – was weak and lethargic when he was rescued on 30 September on Penrhyn Beach, in Llandudno, North Wales, after he was seen alone and without his mother for at least three days.

The pup was only 10 days old when rescued by RSPCA … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has rescued the 100th seal of an “exceptionally busy season” for the animal welfare charity in the south west and west of Wales.

The latest seal to be helped by the charity was seen following a member of the public across a Caswell Bay beach in Swansea, and was shivering constantly. There were loose dogs on the beach, which also caused concern that the seal could be in danger.

RSPCA officers attended, and rescued the pup on Tuesday … Continue reading…

A seal who was admitted to the RSPCA after getting stuck in a drain on a beach has been released back to the wild after a 138-day recovery.

Common seal Tyrion arrived at the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich, Cheshire, in July last year after being rescued from Bagillt, in Flint, North Wales, by Chris Cureton and his team from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue.

He weighed only 10kg when he arrived, far below the ideal weight … Continue reading…