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Your Impact Will Go Twice as Far for a Pup

Do you notice all those folds of skin? They tell a heartbreaking story of a pup far too thin. 

Right now, there’s a $5,000 gift match waiting for the pups, and your support is needed to unlock it. 

Yes, your $5 = $10 today, meaning you can provide double the fish meals for a pup like Horseshoe. 

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elephant seal pup Horseshoe
northern fur seal Flappy


Northern Fur Seal
Callorhinus ursinus

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Northern fur seal pup Flappy was only 4 months old when she was found weak, malnourished and with her mother nowhere in sight. Northern fur seals like Flappy spend most of their lives in the open ocean and rarely come to shore except for when they are sick or injured. 

Thankfully, Flappy was safely transported to our hospital. Weighing about 14 pounds upon admit (that’s barely more than what she would have weighed at birth!), Flappy was in desperate need of care. 

At first, she was housed in our Intensive Care Unit, an area meant for our most vulnerable patients with special features like heated floors. Once Flappy regained some of her strength, she moved to a housing area with a pool where she was able to swim and practice catching whole fish on her own. 

It wasn’t long before Flappy had transformed from a skinny pup to a fur seal ready for a second chance at life in her ocean home.

Adopt Flappy

Age at Admit
Weight at Admit
6.50 kgs
Rescue Location
Point Lobos State Reserve (Weston Beach) - Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey
Malnutrition, Maternal separation
Release Date
Release Location
Chimney Rock

Yes, I want to save a life!

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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