The girls are enjoying the outdoor life, having moved them to the final stage of rehab.They are still gaining weight and now tip the scales at 27.5kg each, so not long before we ca release them back to the wild.
HIGHLAND SEAL HOSPITAL
The Highland Seal Hospital was originally funded by IFAW and is overseen/managed by the UK charity British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR). BDMLR is a charity dedicated to the rescue and triage of all marine mammals, and the training of medics to deal with assessing and saving those stranded or in trouble not just in the UK, but internationally.The Highland Seal Hospital is located about seven miles from John O’Groats on the far northern coast of Scotland.The main purpose of the hospital is to rehabilitate stranded seals and deal with injured, or debilitated seals found ashore throughout Scotland.The hospital was originally set up in Skarsferry many years ago as a holding facility, before animals could be taken to a dedicated rehab facility. This changed dramatically in 2007 when the hospital was moved further down the west coast of Scotland to be opened with additional facilities as a dedicated rehab centre. Twelve months later this changed once again when circumstances meant a move back to Skarsferry on the north coast and thankfully a more stable, longterm future.From the 1st June 2008 we have been officially open at our new home.The Hospital is managed and manned by myself Jamie Dyer and my partner Heather Greig. We both have many years experience rehabbing seals at a large rehab centre on the west coast of Scotland. Myself running the animal side of the centre as well as many years rehabbing wildlife back home in Australia. Heather having many years experience as a vet nurse in Glasgow before joining the team at the rehab centre.We both bring our experience and high standards of care to this always exciting new set up of the Hospital.We are overseen by specialist vets, as well as the local veterinary surgery, all of who have a vast experience with marine mammals.
The Seal Hospital, as with all of BDMLR's work is made possible thanks to donations and limited funding. PLEASE donate to BDMLR so we can keep the hospital running and with more money we can help more seals. There is a link on BDMLR's webpage