Injured seal Frisbee was released back into the sea on Wednesday, six months after being taken into the care of staff at the RSPCA’s East Winch Wildlife Centre.
The adult female grey seal had a life-threatening injury caused by a plastic frisbee wrapped around her neck.
Alison Charles, centre manager, said: “Frisbee was extremely emaciated and needed really intensive care.”
She was rescued by the Friends of Horsey Seals at Horsey Beach. She had been unable to eat for sometime because of the deep and infected wound and needed medication, pain relief and a high-fat diet to bring her back to health.
Frisbee was released into the water at Horsey on the day the RSPCA launched an urgent appeal for donations after receiving record-breaking sick and needy seals at its centres.
Frisbee was one of 350 seals admitted to centres last year – almost 100 more than the previous year.
The RSPCA needs help to pay for round-the-clock care, medical treatment and a fish bill which has topped £14,000.
You can donate to the Seal Appeal via the website www.rspca.org.uk