Official Statement from the
Cornish Seal Sanctuary

Update: 21st March 2020 - The Cornish Seal Sanctuary is now temporarily closed until further notice.
Jana Sirova, the General Manager for the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, said "After careful consideration, we have decided to temporarily close the Cornish Seal Sanctuary until further notice. The health and welfare of our staff and guests are our top priority, and this closure allows us to do our part to limit the spread of COVID 19. During this closure our dedicated team will continue to provide the best possible care for the animals in our Sanctuary.

We thank you for your support and patience, and will post an updates regarding re-opening on our website and social media."

Here is an official statement which was released by the Cornish Seal Sanctuary on 20th March 2020.
"This is a difficult time for everyone, and we firstly want to say that we hope you are safe and well. At the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, we are currently following Government guidelines closely to ensure the safety of all our visitors, staff and animals. For the moment, we are still open to visitors, and as an outdoor attraction set in 42-acres of beautiful countryside, we are asking all guests to keep a safe distance from each other and to ensure they are following guidelines on distancing when out in public spaces. We know that the guidance can change daily, and we will ensure to keep all of our guests updated with the current information via our website and social media outlets. We ask that if anyone has any questions about visiting to please give us a call on 01326 221 361.

Whilst health and safety are our top priority, we rely on visitors to fund the important work that we do. As an increasing amount of people are, quite rightly, self-isolating, there are financial implications for our sanctuary. All our resident animals are with us for a reason, and many are on expensive medication that is vital for their health, such as £100 eye drops needed regularly for our Southern sea lions. In fact, we spend nearly £2,000 a month on medication and £5,000 a month on feeding our animals. Without our visitors, we are concerned about the detrimental effect that this will have on our animals.

We are asking for your help: Please Support our Sanctuary and help us get through these unprecedented and uncertain times by donating to our charity. Your money will go towards keeping our animals fed and healthy during this troubled period. You can donate to us via our website, over the phone or via text (all information is below).

We can´t continue our work here at the sanctuary without your support, and whilst we recognise that these are difficult times for everyone, if you are able to spare just a small amount towards the care of our animals, we would greatly appreciate it.

We wish you all good health and we look forward to seeing you here in the future. Thank you.

Ways to donate: Website:

Text donation: To make a £5 donation, text SEAL 5 to 70085.
You can opt to donate any whole amount up to £20.

Call us to donate over the phone on 01326 221361.

Please cut & paste and share this post (and video) to help us, we really appreciate our facebook family and all the support you continue to show our Sanctuary."

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