Scottish SPCA urging public to call animal helpline if they find a stranded seabird

The Scottish SPCA has rescued over 150 seabirds which were blown inland during severe weather this weekend.

gulliemotThe team at our National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Fishcross has been caring for over 150 of these birds, some of which had to be put to sleep due to their extremely poor condition.

Centre Manager Colin Seddon said, “Over the weekend we have taken in over 150 seabird and guillemot casualties as a result of the bad weather and we fully expect to rescue more over the coming days.

“The birds were very weak and thin as a result of being unable to find sufficient food during the recent storms from the east.

“Seabird crashes are not unusual during the winter and, in particular, periods of bad weather.

“It’s vital the public contact our animal helpline if they come across a sick, weak or injured seabird as they’re unlikely to survive without our help.”

Anyone who discovers an injured or distressed wild animal should call our animal helpline on 03000 999 999.

Scottish SPCA Wildlife Assistant with deer fawns

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