A seal pup who was covered in oil is recovering at an RSPCA wildlife centre in Cheshire after being rescued in Merseyside.

The grey seal was rescued by an RSPCA officer after getting trapped in an oil compound.

RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Lauren Bradshaw said: “He was found by one of the workers who was inspecting the site early on Wednesday. He heard something move on the gravel so shone his torch to try and find where the sound … Continue reading…

A seal with a severe eye injury is the fiftieth rescued by the RSPCA in the South West and West Wales region this season.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the lethargic seal was spotted struggling to move on Aberystwyth beach on Saturday (8 December).

The seal was stranded on a busy area of the beach, and was safely moved by experienced seal handlers before being collected by the RSPCA.

Fortunately, the seal is responding well to treatment and is currently … Continue reading…

A dramatic seal rescue – labelled the “most technical” ever dealt with by an RSPCA officer – hits television screens on Wednesday (September 12) as part of a new wildlife series.

Wednesday’s edition of ‘Saving Britain’s Wildlife’ – broadcast on Quest Red – tells the incredible story of the seal, who became badly trapped amid heavy rocks and boulders by a sea wall near the Port Talbot steelworks in November.

Remarkably, a three-tonne boulder was physically shifted out of the … Continue reading…

An orphaned seal pup has arrived at RSPCA Stapeley Grange, marking the start of the ‘seal season’ for the centre.

The common seal pup, who has been nicknamed Godfrey, arrived at the animal charity’s Stapeley Grange wildlife centre in Nantwich, Cheshire, on Friday (17 August), after being rescued from a beach in Cumbria.

He is the first seal to be admitted to the centre this season, and an increase in seal patients are expected at the end of August as … Continue reading…

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…