Big-hearted builder keeps seal rescuers mobile

A kind-hearted builder has solved a transport emergency at the National Seal Sanctuary.

The Sanctuary’s rescue vehicle, used to fetch stranded pups from remote coastal locations all around the Cornish coast, has given up the ghost.

Thanks to the generosity of John Watts, however – manager of locally-based Nicholls Builders - the Sanctuary’s animal care team is still fully mobile.

“When John heard about our problem, he got in touch and offered us a van that he was about to replace,” said attraction manager Michelle Drew.

“It’s fully serviceable and perfect for ferrying fish dinners up and down our site for the residents, as well as quickly getting our seal experts to a stranded seal pup.”

John’s gesture means that none of the Sanctuary’s veterinary care and general operational funds will now need to be diverted to purchase a new vehicle.

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For more information, please contact Michelle Drew on 01326 221361

Press Release date: 9th May 2006

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