Animal centre inundated with seal pups

After the region was hit with a severe storm surge, a wildlife centre in Kings Lynn say they are now in crisis with hundreds of injured seals needing rehabilitation.

Latest ITV News reports

Donations for surge seals top £25,000

Orphaned seal pup Credit: ITV Anglia

Staff at the RSPCA's East Winch Wildlife Centre, near King's Lynn, have been inundated with donations following their seal crisis appeal.

A large number of seal pups were separated from their mothers by the recent tidal surge along the Norfolk coast.

The centre is currently caring for nearly 100 seals. Others have been transferred to RSPCA centres in Cheshire and Somerset. More than £25,000 has been raised to meet the costs of feeding the hungry seal pups, at a cost of £22 each week for every seal. They will need five months rehabilitation.

Norfolk: Animal rescue centre overwhelmed with donations to help orphaned seal pups

 One of the seal pups at the East Winch Wildlife Centre in Norfolk.
One of the seal pups at the East Winch Wildlife Centre in Norfolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Staff at an animal rescue centre near King's Lynn say they've been overwhelmed with donations to help seal pups orphaned in the tidal surge.

The East Winch Wildlife Centre in Norfolk launched a crisis appeal earlier this week after taking on more than 100 seal pups.

More than £25,000 has been raised already, to meet the costs of feeding the hungry seal pups, at a cost of £22 each week for every seal.

Read more: Rescue centre full of orphan seals

Advertisement

Kings Lynn animal centre inundated with seal pups

Seal pups at East Winch Wildlife Centre. Credit: ITV News Anglia

After the region was hit with a severe storm surge last week, a wildlife centre in Kings Lynn say they're now in crisis with hundreds of injured seals needing rehabilitation.

The East Winch Wildlife Centre are asking visitors to the area to not interfere with the pups and to allow the colony to recover naturally. Staff at the centre are urging for help and donations, as they're now at full capacity.