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…

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…

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…

A seal pup who was rescued by the RSPCA after being orphaned at just 10 days old has started a new life at sea after being released back into the wild.

The pup 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.

He was taken to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich, Cheshire, where staff … 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…