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Seal Rescues Hit Record High

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 8:01am 12th August 2012.

Cornwall's Seal Sanctuary has its busiest rescue season on record.

Teams at Gweek have helped 62 pups this summer, up from the previous high of 49.

It is thought that is down to the stormy weather, as well as more calls from volunteers and members of the public, reporting creatures in distress.

Amy Hudson from their Animal Care Team has been helping get the creatures ready to go back into the wild. She said: "Especially this year, we've had quite alot that are in alot worse condition than we have had in previous years. It's very important, especially if they're very young, to help them as quickly as we can. The most memorable pup was probably Amelia Earheart, because she came in and she was so young, she was only one day old.

"It's mainly down to the public, and often people's dogs actually that find the pups in the first place. I think it's much more widely known now who to ring, so the seals tend to get the help much quicker because people are much better at finding the seals and contacting us."

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