When the story is said and done, our little bit may be invisible, but if we help encourage, push, and nudge things along, if we can just help, that would be fine. 
Each of us has the power to inspire, support us to support our marine mammals.

"Some of the greatest minds on earth live in the seas."

Caithness Seal Rehab & Release is the only seal sanctuary in Caithness. The closest sanctuary is over 190 miles away which is a long and stressful trip for a young seal pup. The only other alternative is a trip on the ferry over to Orkney.

Featured Sponsors and Donations

Thank you to Kelly Murphy for our wonderful seal badges to sell. They are fantastic.


Thank you to Mary & Will Bushell for their kind donation to Caithness Seal Rehab & Release.

Thank you to Billy Tomlinson for his generous donation of fish to stock our freezer, keep them coming.


Thank you to Jo & Karina at the Crofters Snug for their very generous donation, it is much appreciated.

Thank you to Kathy Thomas, Ivor Thomas, George Pain and Tom Armitage for all your hard, valuable work and time.


Also thank you to Kathy & ivor for their generous donation. You are stars.

Thank you to our neighbors, Julie & Phil for all your hard work digging us the swimming pool and drainage. The digger & dumper were invaluable, as was your hard work.


Thank you to Tom Armitage for donating almost half of his wages earned working for us, to the seals.

Thank you to Julie & Phil for donating two heat mats to the centre. Costing just over £500. The seals will love you.

How it all began.......

Thank you to all involved, we could not have done it without you.

Our first task was to get the outside deep pool done before the weather turned nasty. Lucky for us, the sun stayed out and work began. Quite a daunting task building a swimming pool. We had help from all out friends, the Duncansby Coastguard team and one or two campers. I must admit, the pool does look inviting. The area around the pool is securely fenced off so pups can't escape. Next, we began work on the hospital area indoors. The walls have been sealed and painted. The floor has been sealed and painted. The electrics have been done, as has the plumbing. We are just waiting on our panels for the seal pens then I think we are all geared up. There is still a bit of work to do in the paddling pool, rockery room. But this will be finished in the next week or so.

Take a look at some pictures.

Caithness Seal rehab & Release News letter.

Issue No.1

                       Please click on the link below, this will take you to the full news letter.

This is our first one and we hope you enjoy reading it.

All donations are accepted
Approximately £10,000.00 was raised in 2023 by donations from the very generous members of the public, all of whom are super stars and have given our seal pups a new life in the wild. This includes a £3500.00 donation from Jaqueline Dowell. Money raised was from between March 2023 and November 2023. This is used for veterinary visits, medication, blood tests, and of course, for fish.

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From December 2023 through to December 2024 we are hoping to raise another £12,000.00 to cover the costs for fish, veterinary fees and consumables. So far from the 1st December we have raised £2770.00. This includes £450.00 from Jacks Flooring, for sponsoring "Jan" the seal pup. What a fantastic effort to our supporters, from all visitors to the cafe, campsite and B&B. Thank you very much.

Funding for 2023

A very big thank you goes out to Stroupster Community Fund, Foundation Scotland and Greencoat Fund for generously funding us with £15,000.00 to enable us to carry out the necessary improvements needed in the hospital .

Thank you to Animal Friends Pet Insurance for donating £5000.00 towards hospital improvements. What a fantastic start to our fundraising.

Thank you to Dounreay Communities Fund for donating £5000.00 towards the hospital improvements. All three funders have helped us achieve our goal for 2023 and we appreciate everyones support.

Rescues for the 2022/2023 Season

For the grey pupping season of 2022 we rescued in total 14 seal pups. We went out to numerous other calls where pups were found to be healthy enough to leave where they were.

Our first seal pup was Arrabella, from Dunnet beach on the 8th November; 2nd was Bunty from Noss Head on the 16th November; 3rd was Clyde from Dunbeath on the 19th November; 4th was Lars from Dunbeath on the 19th November; 5th was Olive from Murkle on the 20th November; 6th was Ernie from Dunnet beach on the 20th November: 7th was Spike from Staxigoe on the 23rd November; 8th was Johnny from John 'O Groats on the 23rd November; 9th was Dinky from Brough Bay on the 27th November; 10th was Lucky from Dunnet beach on the 10th December;  11th was Davina from Gills Bay on the 28th December; 12th was Fred from Freswick beach on the 5th January; 13th was Bruce from Keiss beach on the 29th January; 14th was Cupid from Brora on the 14th February.

Common Seal Pups of 2023

In 2023 we admitted six common seals into the hospital for care.

Our first pup was Midge from Loch Fleet on the 3rd June. Unfortunately Midge did not make it to release.

Our second pup was Gordina from Loch Fleet on the 22nd June.

Third was Griff from Embo on the 1st July.

Fourth was Gilbert from Embo on the 2nd July

Fifth was Glory from Loch Fleet on the 5th July

And lastly was Tom from Peedie Beach on the 9th August

All five commons were released back into the wild.

9th was Lordy from Dwarick on the 25th November.

10th was Fandango from Keiss Beach on the 29th November.

11th was Lucky from Fraserburgh on the 4th December.

12th was Ruddolph from Keiss Beach on the 6th December

13th was Lybby from Lybster on the 11th December.

14th was Pip from Keiss Beach on the 13th December.

15th was Niahm/Neave from Wick on the 18th December.

16th was Frosty from Scrabster on the 22nd December.

17th was Comet from Brough Bay on the 28th December.

18th was Bobby from Strathy Beach on the 31st December.

19th was Raffin from Clatcholl on the 1st January.

20th was Primrose from Brough Bay on the 10th January.

And last, 21st, was Jan on the 13th March.

Grey Seal Pups of 2023/2024

We have admitted 21 grey seals pups into the hospital.

Our first grey seal pup of the 2023/2024 season was our very special Blossom, from Dunbeath on the 22nd October.

2nd was Mally from Tain on the 25th October.

3rd was Mylo from the Isle of Lewis on the 26th October.

4th was scooby from Reiss Beach on the 28th October.

5th was Scrappy from Helmsdale on the 3rd November.

6th was Honky from the Isle of Skye on the 14th November

7th was Truffle from Ackergill on the 16th November.

8th was Zigzag from Wick on the 17th November.


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