Hospital Rescues Injured Sea Lions

The Marine Mammal Center is the largest animal marine mammal rescue hospital in the world. They rescue and treat over 800 sea lions, seals, otters, dolphins, and whales a year. With the help of over 1,100 volunteers the MMC patrols 600 miles of California coastline and assist in rescues of debris entanglements, gunshot victims, and abandoned pups.

I recently spent a day with veterinarian, Dr. Bill Van Bonn, to learn about some of these special patients and what goes into caring for them. These wonderful creatures really stole my heart and I'm glad the Marine Mammal Center is there to take care of them.

If you would like to learn how you can help save the lives of our ocean going friends please visit They rely on the generosity of people like you to save lives like these.