We are urging the public to be mindful of grey seals this winter.

Seal whiteSeal greyThis year we expect to care for over 100 grey seal pups of various ages over the course of the autumn/winter season. 

Grey seals come ashore to give birth in autumn and winter which is why we see such an increase at this time of year.

I’ve found a seal pup on land, what should I do?

Do not approach a seal pups which has come ashore and to keep dogs on a lead in case they frighten them into the water.

When should I call your animal helpline?

If you spot a pup with a white coat on a public beach, please contact our animal helpline as chances are, it is in trouble and needs our attention. 

Grey seal pups which no longer have a white coat may still need our assistance if they are on a public beach for more than four hours, or have visible signs of injury, such as bleeding, glued together eyes or generally looking unwell. 

If the seal pup looks and acts healthy it should be left alone.

Anyone who discovers an injured or distressed seal or seal pup should call our animal helpline on 03000 999 999.

Follow #SSPCASealSquad on social media to find out more about the seals in our care!


Puppy rescued by the Scottish SPCA with inspector

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