Meet the 1000th rescue seal at Seal Rescue Ireland

SRI has been rescuing sick, injured and orphaned seals for over 11 years now, and we’ve just reached our 1000th seal rescued! Northern Emerald Dragonfly was rescued from Carninvan Bay Co. Wexford on the 14th of November 2021 after being found underweight, severely dehydrated, and with minor facial injuries.

SRI has been rescuing sick, injured and orphaned seals for over 11 years now, and we’ve just reached our 1000th seal rescued! This milestone wouldn’t be possible without our incredibly dedicated Rescue Network Volunteers, who help by monitoring, lifting and transporting seal pups on our behalf from all over Ireland, to the Seal Rescue Centre for life-saving care. The pup who has the honour of being our 1000th rescue is a female grey seal who our volunteers voted to name Northern Emerald Dragonfly!

Northern Emerald Dragonfly was rescued from Carninvan Bay Co. Wexford on the 14th of November 2021 after being found underweight, severely dehydrated, and with minor facial injuries. But don’t worry, she is now safely in care and on the mend, with lots of nourishing fish and a chance to rest and heal her wounds! In theme with this year’s endangered species names, her namesake is an endangered insect native to Ireland, and is only known to breed within Killarney National Park! ‘Emerald’ as she’s come to be known by our team, is one of our Christmas seals, so you can follow her journey by adopting her today or purchasing her adoption package for a loved one as a memorable Christmas gift.

In 2021 alone, 199 rescue network volunteers gave their time to rescue 170 pups, travelling over 28,000 kilometres from rescues in 13 different counties! We are so grateful to have our team of volunteers to ensure pups like Emerald get the care they need.

website: https://www.sealrescueireland.org/

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