Saving seals in Seahouses

Andrew Smith and the owners of Cubby's, Nelly Shell and Stephen Keay, with the donated seal kennel and bag.
Andrew Smith and the owners of Cubby's, Nelly Shell and Stephen Keay, with the donated seal kennel and bag.

Would you know what to do if you came across a live seal on the county’s beaches?

British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) medic Andrew Smith, from Seahouses, knows exactly what to do.

Firstly, do not pick it up or touch it, then call out BDMLR on 01825 765546 advising on the location and if you see any injuries. Seals are wild animals and they have a nasty bite, even if they do look cute or docile.

BDMLR is extremely grateful to Cubby’s shop in Seahouses for donating a seal kennel and seal bag which transports sick, stranded or injured seals to a rehabilitation wildlife centre for veterinary care and attention and eventual release back into the wild.

The group is also grateful to other supportive businesses in Seahouses for donating towards a second seal bag and kennel.

Pictured are Andrew and the owners of Cubby’s, Nelly Shell and Stephen Keay, with the donated seal kennel and bag.

For more information on the BDMLR or to support the organistation, visit www.bdmlr.org.uk