Milford Haven Seal Hospital

Opened in 1997 by WMLR co-ordinator Terry Leadbetter, Milford Haven’s iconic seal hospital started as a temporary base inside an old blue storage tank turned into an established seal sanctuary. Terry and his team of volunteers treated hundreds of ill, injured or abandoned animals over the years.

Milford Haven Seal Hospital - Welsh Marine Life Rescue
The seal hospital released its last patient in early January 2014 before closing down and changing operational procedures.

Amy Compton Pembrokeshire Walrus Wally

Wally The Walrus

The organisation was the subject of widespread media coverage in April 2021 when an Arctic Walrus was spotted near Broad Haven South on the South Pembrokeshire coast
Walrus spotted in Wales, days after one seen off Ireland.
WMLR volunteers monitored "Wally" the walrus during its visit to Pembrokeshire. What can Cornwall learn from Wally’s Welsh trip?.
The walrus spent weeks hauled out on the RNLI Tenby Lifeboat Station slipway, fishing off the Tenby coast.
'Wally' the Arctic walrus returns to Tenby after vanishing over Easter

Media Coverage

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