Dumbledore the Seal has died


An exhausted seal rescued by Merseyside Police and volunteers including two MVS Marine Mammal Medics in December has died in Norfolk.

Dumbledore who was named after the Harry Potter character, was treated for pneumonia after being found in Newton-le-Willows.

Staff at the RSPCA East Winch centre in Norfolk “worked tirelessly” to save the young adult grey seal but his health was deteriorating and he died on Saturday night.

An RSPCA spokesperson said that “sadly, wildlife rehabilitation is particularly challenging and, of all the species the wildlife centres take in, seals are one of the more difficult to rehabilitate.”