'Owl Look After You' say Selco Staff 

Poor Seth managed to fly straight in to a window at Selco in Chessington! He was incredibly dazed - as you would

expect. Thankfully, the staff at Selco took it upon themselves to help him and quickly moved him into a box inside. Once there, Seth managed to escape from the box...twice!

He is now safely with us and recovering in peace. We were having to hand feed Seth at first but he is now feeding himself and gaining weight. Fingers crossed for a swift recovery so Seth can go back home!

August 2018 Joint Press Release

Staff at a Chessington builders merchant had a surprise when they arrived at work to find an injured owl at the store entrance.

The shaken bird was clearly struggling so kind-hearted staff at Selco Builders Warehouse, on Compass Business Park, sprang into action.

Having asked the RSPCA for advice, the tawny owl was moved to a quieter area and a cardboard box placed over him.

An officer from the RSPCA arrived on the scene and took the owl to Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue, based in Windlesham, for some TLC.

Michael Hammond, deputy branch manager at Selco Chessington, said: “We were just about to open the store at 6.30am and we spotted this owl just by the entrance.

“He wasn’t very responsive but definitely alive, so we asked the RSPCA for advice and he’s now being cared for by the team at Harper Asprey.

“We checked the CCTV to see what had happened and you could clearly see it had flown into the side of the building. It must have been a bit of a shock.”

Natalie Phillips, from Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue, said “We have named this juvenile Tawny Seth. He is doing really well and is recovering from his ordeal in peace.

“He is very feisty!” she said “At first we were stepping in to make sure he ate enough but after a few days, Seth is now feeding himself. His recovery will hopefully be swift so we can return him back home ASAP. It is great that the guys at Selco were able to step in and help him!”

All being well, the owl will be released back into the wild close to the Selco branch. You can find out more about Harper Asprey at www.hawr.co.uk, where you will find lots of ways to help & support them. 

Owls are generally nocturnal creatures and, while Selco branches might not be active in the small hours, they are open until 8pm Monday to Friday – and 4pm on the weekend – allowing tradesmen to buy the materials they need for their jobs the following day.

With hundreds of trade brands always in stock, Selco’s branches are firmly focused on helping local tradespeople complete their jobs as quickly and effectively as possible.

As well as offering trade services, Selco Hire and a café in branch, Selco also has a strong digital presence including a 30-minute Click & Collect service and a free Project List app, which allows tradespeople to plan, manage, and quote for all jobs – as well as complete purchases - through their smartphone.

For more information on Selco visit www.selcobw.com


Issued on behalf of Selco by 8848 Agency

For further information, please contact Sean Wozencroft or James Garrison.

Tel: 01902 907520

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Contact Details for Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue

Website: www.hawr.co.uk

Tel: 01344 623 106

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