Grimsby street seal ‘doing really well’

Grimsby seal

Grimsby street seal ‘doing really well’

A seal discovered in the centre of Grimsby earlier this week is said to be ‘doing really well’ following his rescue.

The young seal, who has now been named Oreo, was found by Humberside Police officers before being handed over to Cleethorpes Wildlife Rescue in the early hours of Thursday 13th of January.

He has now been delivered to Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary and Wildlife Centre.

It is not clear how the seal came to be in Grimsby town centre, however many suspect he may have swam up the River Freshney.

The seal was underweight and dehydrated when found, but according to Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary and Wildlife Centre, is expected to make a full recovery!

A spokesperson for the organisation said: “We’re all a bit baffled as to how, but thankfully he was found by the police and taken to Cleethorpes Wildlife Rescue who looked after him overnight until he could be brought to us!

“He is underweight and was dehydrated but he’s doing really well so far!

“Massive thank you to everyone involved getting him the help he needs!

“Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery so he can be released back into the wild as soon as possible!”

Anyone wishing to make a donation towards Oreo’s care can do so via this link.

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