Old towels for new seals - 23rd November 2004

With the grey seal rescue season showing no signs of getting quieter, the National Seal Sanctuary is calling for help from members of the public.


The Sanctuary´s Animal Care Team is desperately in need of old towels.


"We use the towels on rescues and when treating the seals back at the hospital.  By wrapping the seal firmly in the towel, it can be safely restrained allowing us to feed and medicate all the pups" said Tamara Cooper, Senior Animal Care team member. "It also stops the pups from biting the team, but does mean that towels get a lot of wear and tear" added Tamara.


There are still several months left to the end of the pup season, with 20 pups in temporary residence at Gweek, and with many more seals expected through the door, towels are in short supply.


If anybody has any towels they no longer use and would like to donate them to the Sanctuary, all would gratefully received.


Towels can be sent to the National Seal Sanctuary, Gweek, Helston, Cornwall TR12 6UG
 or can be dropped at the Sanctuary doors between 10am and 4pm.