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East Winch RSPCA want your old towels

Seal pups being cared for at the RSPCA Wildlife Hospital, East Winch after the recent storm surge hit the coast. ENGANL00120131216153959

Seal pups being cared for at the RSPCA Wildlife Hospital, East Winch after the recent storm surge hit the coast. ENGANL00120131216153959

The RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre is in desperate need of old towels to help care for the many sick seal pups brought in for care.

The towels provide much-needed warmth for the pups in their time at the animal 
hospital.

Fifteen seals are presently being cared for in the intensive care unit, each being fed five times a day.

Fresh towels are needed every time they are fed which means the pups are currently getting through up to 75 towels a day!

With 460 other animals currently in care needing towels on a regular basis, the towel store is almost empty, despite washing and reusing as many towels as possible.

A number of collection points for towels have been set up at Tesco and Asda stores in Lynn on the Hardwick Estate, Gaywood, Downham and Asda at South Wootton.

The towels can also be placed in the special yellow bins located outside the wildlife centre on Gayton Road, or to find out more about sending a towel to the centre go online to www.rspca-eastwinch-wildlifecentre.co.uk

Manager Alison Charles said “Towels are actually life-savers – strange as it seems. They can help to keep a sick and emaciated pup warm, comfortable and invariably help to save its life.”

 

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