March 12 2014 Latest news:
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
More than £2,000 has been given to an appeal to help save the seals following the floods.
The RSPCA is caring for dozens of pups which were washed away from their mothers by the storm surge.
Staff and volunteers at its East Winch Wildlife Centre, near King’s Lynn, will spend up to six months caring for each of the 107 animals, which came from the coast between Blakeney and Horsey, before they can be returned to the wild.
Centre manager Alison Charles said: “We only launched the appeal late yesterday and we have already been overwhelmed with phone calls of support and also donations.
“We haven’t had any items off our wish list yet, but it is still early days. I also understand we have had around £2,000 donated already to us which is totally staggering. We would like to thank everyone who has come forward already to make the donations – we really are quite humbled and grateful for all the support we have received so far.”
To donate now and help the RSPCA with the seals, please text SEAL01 followed by how much you would like to donate to 70070 (eg, SEAL01 £3). Texts cost your chosen amount, plus a standard network rate message.
The centre is also appealing for a number of practical items used by centre staff to rehabilitate the seal pups. These can be taken directly to RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre at Station Road, East Winch, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE32 1NR. They include:
• An industrial liquidiser and industrial dishwasher;
• Washing up bowls for seals to drink from;
• Stainless steel dog bowls to warm feeds in;
• Calf matting to keep the seals comfortable and warm;
• Scrubbing brushes, deck brooms and handles;
• Fridges in working order.