SCARBOROUGH Sea Life Centre is asking people to throw in the towel!
Members of the centre’s animal care team would like to take as many towels as people can spare as they use towels to cover sickly seals, to clean up the food prep’ room and for a host of other tasks connected with its rescue and rehabilitation work.
Displays curator Lyndsey Crawford said: “We get through hundreds and are in desperate need of more now that casualties are coming in thick and fast.
“We are appealing to local hotels, hairdressers and residents to donate any unwanted towels to the centre.”
During July many common seal pups become abandoned around the Scarborough shores, a lot of them badly injured and in much need of the centre’s help.
In past years local Scarborough businesses and residents have been quick to hand over their dirty laundry, and Lyndsey and her team are hoping for a similarly enthusiastic response this time.
Every season seal pups are given names linked to a theme. This year pups are being named after musicians, with Robbie Williams, Lady Gaga, Jimi Hendrix and David Bowie already being treated and released.