Scot­tish SPCA res­cue first grey seal pups of sea­son

The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition) - - NEWS -

An­i­mal wel­fare ex­perts are car­ing for their first res­cued grey seal pups of the sea­son.

One was re­cov­ered in Aberdeen­shire while the other was from a beach in Thurso.

The Scot­tish SPCA ex­pects to look af­ter more than 100 grey seal pups of var­i­ous ages over the course of au­tumn and win­ter.

This sea­son pups cared for at its na­tional wildlife cen­tre in Fishcross, Clack­man­nan­shire, will be given Harry Pot­ter-themed names.

Cen­tre man­ager Colin Sed­don said: “We re­ceived our first seal pups, Mad-Eye and Harry, on November 2.

“Harry is around three to four weeks old and Mad-Eye is be­tween four and five weeks.

“Harry was brought to us by the Bri­tish Divers marine life res­cue team af­ter he was found with sev­eral wounds and an in­fected flip­per in Bod­dan, Aberdeen­shire.

“Mad-Eye was found on Dun­net Beach in Thurso.

“We of­ten do re­lease seals with one eye, so we are hope­ful MadEye will still even­tu­ally en­joy a full life in the wild.”

Any­one who dis­cov­ers an in­jured or dis­tressed wild an­i­mal should call the Scot­tish SPCA an­i­mal helpline on 03000 999 999.

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