Every pup season we help to rescue, rehabilitate and release around 70 seal pups from around the Cornish Coastline

As a charity we rely on donations from our supporters and visitors to be able to carry out our vital work.

Can you help us on our mission to return seal pups in need back to the sea where they belong?

Join our S.O.S Squad and set up a regular donation to ‘Save Our Seals’

For just £5 a month you can support our Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release programme. You will receive; 

  • Digital pack with xxx
  • Quarterly updates on our pups
  • xxx
  • xxx 

Sign up to a monthly donation




Your donations will be helping pups like Sabine.

Case study – Sabine

Sabine, a 6-week-old female grey seal pup, was rescued on 16th October 2022 from Hemmick beach by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) marine mammal medics.  

She was found severely malnourished with an infected abscess on her left hock. She was very tiny for her age weighing just 12.5kg.

Sabine was initially taken to one of the BDMLR´s holding facilities for treatment until a pen was made available for her in the Sanctuary’s hospital.

After spending time in the seal hospital being closely monitored by the Animal Care team, Sabine’s wounds healed nicely, and she slowly gained weight.  

Once she was ready, Sabine moved into the nursery pools to spend time resting, recuperating and practising her swimming techniques. Our nursery pools provide the pups with an important opportunity to learn vital life skills; such as competing for their food, building up their muscles for ocean life and showing them how to interact with other seals.

After staying with us for over eight weeks, she was released alongside six of her friends at a beach in south Cornwall. Sabine has since been spotted at numerous beaches around Cornwall looking healthy and happy. What a seally happy ending!

Her flipper tag ID number is SL155 (white).