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Injured seal pups returned to wild after treatment from RSPCA

The RSPCA have returned six seals back to the water after treatment:

Six seal pups have been returned to the water after being treated for injuries at the RSPCA's centre in Norfolk.

They were all released at Sutton Bridge - on the Lincolnshire-Norfolk border - on Monday, from where they could make their way out into The Wash.

The common seal pups included Goblin, who was rescued from Lowestoft in August with an infected flipper.

Another pup was treated for wounds around her muzzle believed to have been caused by dogs in Happisburgh.

The other four were called Kraken, Womble, Ent and Buckbeak. This year the RSPCA's East Winch centre are naming their seals after mythical creatures.

The seals were released back into the water at Sutton Bridge Credit: RSPCA

“In the last few years we have sadly seen a real increase in the number of seals coming to us with injuries usually caused by man-made objects - but we are still caring for lots of seals who are poorly or injured.

“I am incredibly proud of the work of the staff and volunteers at East Winch who make days like today possible through their hard work and dedication caring for the animals.

“We also have to thank the public because they are so supportive of our work and continue to raise money for our centre and make donations to help the animals. As a charity we wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for the support of the public.”

– Alison Charles, RSPCA Centre Manager