Liverpool ice rink gets
'seal' of approval
young grey seal was released back to the water, on 30 November
2016, after straying to an ice rink at Liverpool's Pierhead.
Members of the public 1st
spotted the cheeky critter, on Tuesday, 29 November 2016, and again at around
8.30am, on 30 November 2016, after he had found his way behind the ice rink.
The seal had strayed to the
back of the ice rink complex at Liverpool's Pierhead, and whilst not injured,
couldn?t find his way back to the nearby sea.
RSPCA animal welfare officer
(AWO) Matt Brown said:- "This little chap had
somehow got himself up onto the pier and then onto the ice rink, who knows how.
Thankfully he wasn't injured, so we were able to guide him back towards the sea.
He was a little reluctant to get back into the water, perhaps he wanted another
go on the ice, but after some encouragement, off he went and we watched him swim
We advise anyone who finds
a seal pup on the beach who is not in immediate danger and looks fit and healthy
to monitor the animal. For very young pups, if the mother does not return
within 24 hours then call us for advice.
A healthy pup will look big
and fat without a neck whereas a poorly pup will look thin and will have a
visible neck. If a sick, thin or injured pup is found then calls us on:- 0300
If a seal is on a busy
public beach with people, children or dogs around, it is likely to be sick or
We advise people not to
touch seals, as they can give a nasty bite, not to let dogs or other animals
near the seal and not to try and put the animal back into the water, as it could
be washed out to sea and lost as it may be too young or ill to survive.
To help the RSPCA to
continue rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing animals in desperate need of
care, and to support the winter Love Animals, Hate Cruelty campaign, please