Help Storm Damaged Seal Sanctuary!
The aim for every animal in care is to get them fit and healthy as quickly as possible so that they can be released back into their natural habitat.
Sadly this winter the sanctuary has taken a serious beating from huge storms with wind strengths as strong as hurricanes. The latest storm completely destroyed the facility, with enclosure fences blown away, kennels broken up and boardwalks turned to piles of rubble. The sanctuary is no longer fit for purpose as it stands.
With this winter being the busiest season yet with a larger than ever number of rescued animals coming through the doors due to the storms, the sanctuary has no funding to rebuild or relocate in this emergency situation. Please help us raise much needed funding urgently so that the sanctuary can get back on its feet and finish off this tough winter season, with some of the current patients in care in critical condition we are desperate.
Click Here for Photos of Storm Damage to Seal Sanctuary
Here is an example of the great work the sanctuary does. Video of one of the Grey Seals "Casper" who arrived at the sanctuary tiny and badly injured, after successfully completing the rehabilition process and being released back into the ocean!
We have now relocated from Dingle to a new place in Courtown, Co. Wexford where we were kindly offered a place to go. We have managed the epic and expensive move but still have so much to do to make the place ready and fully operational, with 12 seals still in our care.
Without everyone's kind donations to this cause the move would have never been possible and the seals in need would no longer have a place to go - meaning many lives would have been unnecessarily lost. For this, I am eternally grateful from the bottom of my heart.
From the moment the storm hit and the damage was so completely destructive I did not think we would ever recover. I never imagined the positive outcome which we have now experienced - after such sadness and troubles to have so much support from around the world has lifted our spirits and pushed us to keep going and continue this work rescuing sick, injured and orphaned seal pups from around the coast of Ireland.
Thanks to all of you... Seals in Ireland will still have a rescue centre to help them when in need.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you...a thousand times over! :)
The damage remains, and though the enclosures have been temporarily patched up as best as possible we still have to raise more funds for either the rebuild or relocation, both of which will be a hugely expensive task, amidst trying to rehabilitate such critically ill animals.
please help us get there :)