Mrs Vicar the seal making ‘positive progress’

Mrs Vicar was named locally because of the white ring stuck round her neck. Credit: RSPCA

A seal rescued from Horsey Beach in Norfolk after a plastic ring was stuck around its neck for over two years is making ‘positive progress’. 

Mrs Vicar was taken in by a seal rescue team, part of Friends of Horsey Seals, on Easter Sunday and is now under the care of the RSPCA. 

Mrs Vicar was taken in by rescuers on Easter Sunday Credit: RSPCA

The adult grey seal had a rigid 2.5cm white plastic ring embedded in her neck, causing a 7cm deep wound. At the time of taking her in rescuers and vets were concerned she would die from her injuries. 

After receiving urgent treatment vets gave Mrs Vicar antibiotics, pain relief and salt baths to help the wound heal.

Now she is making good signs of progress.

Mrs Vicar has recently moved to the centres outside pool to encourage her to build up strength. 

The team say they are ‘still very concerned for her’ and she is expected to remain at the East Winch centre for another few months.