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Join Seal Rescue Ireland in Strandhill for a special COMMON SEAL PUP RELEASE and Volunteer Training next Saturday, September 23, 2017!
Seal Rescue Ireland is the only organization in Northern Ireland that rescues seals. Established in 2014, SRI manages a network of over 400 rescue volunteers, and dozens of unpaid interns from all over the world that rescues, rehabilitates and releases between (on average) 60-80 common and grey seals back to their ocean homes each year. Last year Seal Rescue Ireland released an impressive 74% of the animals admitted.
Seal Rescue Ireland receives 95% of its funding from donations and sales in its Courtown gift shop. Additional support is received via in-kind donations and special programs like Rescuer For A Day, Adopt-A-Seal, corporate volunteer days, and annual memberships. For more information about how you can contribute to the work SRI is doing, please visit http://www.sealrescueireland.org/how-you-can-help-us/.
This year alone, SRI has welcomed over 30,000 people from all over the world to its facility in Courtown! Visitors are encouraged to take a free tour the facility in Courtown, learn about the work they’re doing, and hear about each of the seals in their care.
VOLUNTEER TRAINING – RESCUE NETWORK VOLUNTEER
September 23, 2017 – 9:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Strand Celtic Football Club in Sligo
Rescue Network Volunteers retrieve abandoned, sick and/or injured seals from the wild and transport them to care. Learn how to properly assess the health of seals, handle, and transport them safely to our center.
To register, please submit an application via email prior to class, which can be found at http://www.sealrescueireland.org/volunteers/
COMMON SEAL PUP RELEASE
September 23, 2017 – 2:00 p.m.
Culleenamore Beach (limited parking available)
Once pups have reached their target weights, and are fit and healthy (25-30 kgs for commons and 35-40 kgs for greys), they are released back into the wild. When appropriate, they’re released where they were originally found. We encourage rescuers, adoptees and the general public to come along to the release of the seals - a rewarding and beautiful experience!
All ages welcome, bring your wellies! Come celebrate with Seal Rescue Ireland as we release as many as FOUR healthy common seal pups back into their ocean home, including two, Luna and Ron, found in Strandhill!