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Sick patients like Larissa need your help to make it home for the holidays. Today your donation will be doubled dollar-for-dollar, so you'll make twice the difference! Will you give a pup a second chance at life?

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northern fur seal Larissa
California sea lion Dangela

Dangela

California Sea Lion
Zalophus californianus

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California sea lion Dangela was found with his flippers tightly folded against his body. He was brought to our hospital and diagnosed with leptospirosis—a bacterial infection of the kidneys that can be fatal if left untreated.

Dangela was just one of hundreds of California sea lions we’ve treated for leptospirosis during major outbreaks every four or five years. This disease is serious because it can also infect humans and dogs. By treating patients like Dangela, our scientific experts gain a better understanding of how leptospirosis is transmitted and how to protect human health.

Treatment for this potentially lethal infection includes antibiotics, fluids and other supportive care, such as gastro-protectants for stomach and intestinal ulcers.

Once Dangela recovered fully from the disease, he was released back to the wild with a second chance.

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Age at Admit
Juvenile
Sex
Male
Location
Manresa State Beach (Parking Lot) - Watsonville, Santa Cruz
Diagnosis
Malnutrition, Anemia, Leptospirosis
Admitted
09/12/2018
Status
Released
Release Date
10/12/2018
Release Location
Chimney Rock - Point Reyes National Seashore

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Yes, I want to save a life!

You’ll be giving sick and injured animals the best possible care at the Center’s state-of-the-art hospital. With your gift today, you are giving a patient a second chance at life in the wild.

  • $35 You'll buy food for a hungry animal
  • $45 You'll provide life-saving medical care
  • $65 You'll make second chances possible

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