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Put Pups First Appeal 2021/22

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary needs your help. Each season, the Sanctuary rescues between 50-70 seals pups in need every winter and each pup costs, on average, £2000 to rehabilitate, not including special cases.
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Seal pups can find themselves in difficulty due to issues such as malnourishment due to separation from mum, wounds caused by marine litter or storms and disturbance from human activity, leaving them unable to fend for themselves in the wild. This is where the Cornish Seal Sanctuary comes in. We rescue seal pups who need support during these difficult times. With decades of experience, our team of experts are able to give them the care they need, administering lifesaving medication or facilitating vital surgery and helping them to learn how to fend for themselves before they can be released back to the wild.

As well as our work rescuing vulnerable seal pups, the Cornish Seal Sanctuary provides a permanent home to those who cannot be released back to the wild due to medical issues. Most pups are successfully released, but on occasions, a few require ongoing care and medication for the rest of their lives and our site in Gweek is specially designed to ensure those animals can live a happy, comfortable life with us.

The Put Pups First campaign is all about supporting seal pups, providing advice and vital information to the public and helping the Cornish Seal Sanctuary to continue our work, however after a very difficult few years, we need your help so we can help them.

We couldnt do our work without you. Every year, we rescue seal pups in need of care from around the coastline. From wounds, to entanglement to malnourishment; there are lots of reasons why seal pups might need rescuing.

Seal pups cost on average £2000 to go through rehabilitation and this doesnt include those that require special care.

Here are some examples of how your donations will be spent:

£5/day to feed a hospitalised seal pup

£10 buys 5L sterilising solution for baby bottles and pup feeding equipment

£15 multivitamins and iron for one seal pup for an average length of rehabilitation

£60 pays for a full veterinary clinical assessment vet visit, bloods, assessment

£100 pays for a 25L of disinfectant for daily cleaning of seal pup pens, equipment and the seal hospital

£150 pays to kit out one seal pup pen ready for a new pup seal treatment kit (thermometer, stomach tube, kidney dish, eye stain, saline, skin cleanser, antibiotic spray, needles and syringes), pen cleaning equipment, waterproof overalls, coat and wellies.

A donation of any size would go such a long way, and help to protect the animals at our Sanctuary that has been a huge part of Cornwall's heritage and an important animal rescue facility for over 60 years.

Thank you so much for your kind support.

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The SEA LIFE TRUST is dedicated to protecting the world’s oceans and incredible marine life, now and for the future. Through our marine animal Sanctuaries, conservation projects and campaigns, we work across the world to protect our seas, beautiful marine animals, and vital habitats.

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