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Rescued grey seal pups taken in by RSPCA at West Hatch
11:00am Saturday 14th December 2013 in News
THE RSPCA wildlife centre at West Hatch has taken in six sick and injured grey seal pups rescued from the recent floods in Norfolk.
They were among over 100 seals, many less than three-weeks-old, taken in by the charity in East Winch.
Staff and volunteers have begun the task of rehabilitating the orphaned animals before returning them to the wild in five months time.
West Hatch centre manager Peter Venn said: “In emergency crisis situations like the one East Winch is dealing with at the moment, we all really need to pull together and help in any way we can.
“Compared to what they’re dealing with, the half a dozen sick pups may not seem much but together with six more seals sent to Stapeley, this means there are 12 fewer seals for East Winch to manage.
“This is one of the biggest seal related disasters the RSPCA has ever seen. These poor little pups wouldn’t have had much chance of survival with the help from the charity.
“They are just too young to be able to cope without their mums.”
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