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Found with fishing net wrapped around his neck, Gooseneck was in a horrifying situation. Entangled animals like him are often weak, skinny and in urgent need of care.

Today, your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar. That means you’ll be making twice as many meals and meds possible for an injured animal like Gooseneck.

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southern sea otter Paddlewan


Southern Sea Otter
Enhydra lutris

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Southern sea otter Paddlewan was spotted in the ocean looking weak, exhausted and much too skinny. Wave after wave, his tiny body was tossed around by the surf. After he was rescued and brought to our hospital, our experts noticed that Paddlewan was trembling and struggling to feed himself. This sea otter was suffering from Sarcocystis, a deadly parasite that can cause severe muscle weakness and make it difficult for an animal to eat or breathe. Thankfully, he received life-saving food, medicine and other supportive care in the nick of time. After more than two months of treatment, Paddlewan had regained his strength and feisty attitude typical of southern sea otters. He underwent a final release exam and was fitted with a special tracking tag, so our experts could continue to monitor his progress in the wild and better protect this threatened species.

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photo © The Marine Mammal Center / USFWS permit MA101713-1

Age at Admit
Weight at Admit
10.60 kgs
Rescue Location
Moss Landing State Beach (Bennett Slough) - Moss Landing, Monterey
Release Date
Release Location
Moss Landing Harbor - Moss Landing, Monterey

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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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