How do we rescue seals?
Seal Rescue Ireland is the only seal rescue centre within the Republic of Ireland covering 6000+km of coastline! We respond to calls nationwide on our 24/7 Rescue Hotline and aim to rehabilitate pups back to full health so that they can be returned to the wild.
When we receive a report about a seal in distress, our Rescue Network Volunteers go to the location and send photos, videos and information to our Animal Care Team so they can assess the pup’s condition. If the seal pup is in need of rescue, we have over 800 active members on our Rescue Network who are fully trained to help lift and safely transport the seal for different legs of the journey all the way to our centre in Courtown.
We rescue as many as 170 seals each year and 2020 was a record-breaking year for rescues.