Megan to Let Harry Go!


They have only been together since May 19th...but it is already time for Megan to let Harry go!

Fans of the royals can relax, however, for the Megan in this case is junior animal care worker Megan Gunnell from the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, and Harry is the seal pup rescued on the day of the Royal Wedding.


Photos (right) credit : Jen Dykwer-Newsome - BDMLR
Photos by Jen Dykwer-Newsome - BDMLR
Megan holding the nylon netting Found with nylon netting wrapped round his neck and body, "Harry" was the obvious name for this young fighter rescued on Cornwall´s north coast while most of the country was engrossed in coverage of the ceremony at Windsor Castle.

Harry had suffered some deep cuts, but after receiving veterinary attention and Megan´s tender care in the indoor hospital he was soon on his way to full recovery.
One of a record-smashing 82 pups taken in and cared for by the Sanctuary over the winter, he will be the last to go back to the wild when Megan releases him at Porthtowan Beach at 8am on Thursday, June 28th, 2018.

"Harry has been a real character and we´ll miss him," said Megan. "He is quite loud and greedy, loves chasing the seagulls who try to steal his food."

The busiest rescue season in the Sanctuary´s 60-year history saw some astonishing statistics recorded.
Rescued Pups in the convalescent pool
Rescued Pups in the convalescent pool Megan and her colleagues clocked up an incredible 10,494 hours looking after the 38 female and 44 male casualties and feeding them 13 tons or £16,250 worth of fish.

Just checking their weight required no fewer than 1,066 sessions with the scales.

There were 86 vet visits adding up to 127.5 hours and pups received a total of 11,844 fitness-building vitamin tablets and the care team got through 16,000 pairs of disposable surgical gloves.
The hard work never stops and once Harry is safely back in his natural environment, the team will continue to work with all the resident animals at the Sanctuary to provide the best care and training. Harry
Harry Photocall

Megan returning Harry to the wild will provide a very novel, as well as heart-warming picture opportunity and is the final pup release of the 2017/18 rescue season.

Date: Thursday 28th June 2018
Time: 8am
Place: Porthtowan Beach


Press Release issued by the Cornish Seal Sanctuary
For more details, please contact Georgina Shannon on 01326 221361
Issue Date: 26th June 2018


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