More than £2,000 has been given to an appeal to help save the seals following the floods.

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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.

3 comments

  • Another shock-horror headline from the EDP that doesn't fit with the story. Devastate is defined as "destroy or ruin", yet the story is about seal pups. Hardly "Norfolk's devastated wildlife", especially as most of Norfolk wasn't affected to any degree of the extent of damage at the coast, so the majority of Norfolk's wildlife is unaffected.

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    So_Many_Haters!

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013

  • A drop off point for some of the smaller donations somewhere in the centre of Norwich would be very useful as Kings Lynn is quite a distance for many of us to travel.

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    Nicola Shoesmith

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013

  • But I thought you were already trying to save some animals with your other appeal. It read like Save the Lamb during the rest of the week.

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    Jeffrey Osborne

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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