Symbolically adopt a patient and you can help thousands of other animals in need.
These are special patients with inspiring stories to tell. We don’t typically name our patients while they’re undergoing rehabilitation. This strategy is designed to minimize human attachment so that patients have a better chance of readjusting to their natural home in the wild. The animals below are an exception to this rule because they were either deemed non-releasable or named upon release so that we can better tell their compelling story. Your symbolic adoption of one of these special animals will help enable us to save more lives!
Bjorn is a California sea lion and was rescued in Santa Monica. He was bitten by a shark and blinded by a gunshot wound to his head. Because of his serious injuries, he was deemed unreleasable so our team trained him for over a year.
After completing his training, we found Bjorn his forever home at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium.
Bonnie and Clyde are a bonded pair of harbor seals that were separated from their mothers, malnourished, dehydrated. They were rescued in the South Bay, rehabilitated in the same pens for 3 months, and finally released together back into their ocean home.
They were named by our celebrity ambassador Dr. Evan Antin who helped release them.
Ashlan & Phillipe are a bonded pair of harbor seals that were found malnourished in Playa Del Rey.
They were rehabilitated together and after a few months of crucial food and shelter, released together back into the wild! Renowned conservationists, Ashlan and Phillipe Cousteau, supported these pups on their journey and became their namesakes.
Emmy is a California sea lion that was found dehydrated and malnourished in Emerald Bay off Catalina Island. She jumped onto our friend and award winning journalist, Kinga Philipps’ boat and was transported to our hospital.
After months of necessary care, Emmy tripled her original weight and was released back into her ocean home!