On Sunday, 12 June 2022 the Cape of Good Hope SPCA was alerted by a member of the public of a Cape Fur Seal that was in distress at the Sea Point Promenade in Cape Town.
It was reported that the seal had material entangled around his flippers, neck and body and was very weak.
Shortly after the report our Inspectors arrived and found an exhausted seal that was evidently in distress.
Our Inspectors safely rescued the seal and removed the entanglement that covered most of the seal’s body.
Because the seal was weak and dehydrated, it was brought back to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA Wildlife Facility in Grassy Park.
The seal was assessed by our veterinary team and was kept under observation for 3 days.
During this time our team had to administer fluids to the seal and assist with feeding.
The seal was released on today when he regained his strength and was strong enough to brave the ocean once more.