Ily what you guys do!! im 14 and my passion is to be a marine biologist!!!! i love you guys so so so much!!!!! i have a fundraising page for the marine mammal center!!!! btw if anyone wants to please donat at http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/savemarinelife/yasminehavlinsfundraisingpage thanks!
Seeing how many animals are saved and returned to the wild made me a lifetime donor to the Marine Mammal Center. Their work truly makes a difference and they are very well managed to ensure that the most funds go to support of the wildlife.
I have been following The MMC on Twitter for over a year now and also their facebook page, in that time I have seen so many wonderful stories of rescues and rehabilitation. The volunteers give 100% to helping Marine Mammals get back into their natural environment and do so without asking for thanks or praise. The one place I would like to go, more than any other, is the MMC, so I can give them the praise they deserve and thank them from the animals that they save. I am proud to be associated with a wonderful cause and will continue to donate and follow until the day comes that I can finally visit and say thanks in person. Keep up the amazing work that you do and from the animals a big sloppy wet kiss to you all :)
My husband and I discovered an injured sea lion during a trip to Carmel this summer. We contacted the Marine Mammal Center, and they got a rescue team out as quickly as possible, and very tenderly gathered up the poor guy for transport. They gave us a card with the information we would need to track his progress. I was impressed by the follow up, as a volunteer e-mailed me to let me know when Sugar Dani was released. We decided to become donors, and got an e-mail the next day thanking us for our membership, and offering a tour when we are next in California, which we will gladly take them up on!
The work they do is amazing. The lives they have saved. Their commitment. I am proud to be a supporter.
This fabulous organization provides hands-on rescue and care of marine mammals, and educates in the process. Professional, reliable full hospital and rehabilitation services are provided to animals in need. Wonderful, necessary, inspiring place!
The work the Marine Mammal Center does to care for our precious wildlife is amazing. They run a complete veterinary, basic research and most importantly care facility all from donations. It is a truly wonderful place.
The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CA is a well-run professional marine mammal hospital and rehabilitation center. They also educate the public and offer tours for school children and other group. They do fantastic work!
I visited the center and was able to see how much this organization does for marine mammals. They are compassionate and caring and their work is so important in saving the lives of many animals!
I have contributed to the Marine Mammal Center for years and plan on continuing. The Center does extraordinary work caring for mammals that would otherwise suffer terribly and die. There are not many organizations with such expertise and dedication in this area.
I am a general member of the public that has donated to this organization from time to time. The wonderful life saving work they do is beyond extraordinary! They have helped countless seals, whales, dolphins, and too many to name. When these animals are caught in nets, lay dying on beaches from gunshot wounds, starving, and the list goes on, it is these amazing humanitarians to the rescue. Please visit their center and/or please consider a donation. Please see my recent letter to them: Dear Marine Mammal Center,
Words cannot express my gratitude at all the good your organization accomplishes. It is heartbreaking to see some of the photos of these animals in pain, especially the many that were intentionally caused by humans. And yet, such joy at seeing an animal that has been rescued and is now healthy.
To all the wonderful people that work and volunteer at the Marine Mammal Center, please accept my humblest gratitude. May the monsters that harm these beautiful creatures receive a (short) lifetime of intense suffering, and may the future bring the need for your center to be lessened.
Best wishes and good karma to you all!
I have been very impressed by this organization ever since I first learned of it many years ago. Not only have they contributed to the rescue of many many marine mammals, they have also made significant contributions to the science behind effective diagnosis and treatment of the critters they rescue and rehabilitate. They are often the driving force behind helping whales get back to the ocean when they have wandered into the Bay. All in all, a terrific group.
I have lived in San Francisco for 14 years & have heard much about the Marine Mammal Center, but sadly have never visited. I have heard very good things about their work, have watched their videos online, and seen stories on the local news - and have been very impressed. I donated for the first time this year, as I made a personal promise to give donations as Xmas presents to a few different charities that focus on animals. The Marine Mammal Cntr was one I easily selected, though I was a bit disappointed to see that their rating was not as high here as I would like. I have some small complaints, one is that I found the website a bit difficult to navigate. More than that, I was surprised to see the difference b/w the individual membership ($25/year) and family membership ($125). I had hoped to buy 2 family memberships for friends after just seeing how affordable the individual membership was. When I looked further, a few days later, I realized that I could really afford only one. While I don't begrudge them the money, it seems to me that exposing two families to the Center, instead of just one, would be good for the cause. It is my hope that my friends' children will visit the center, and have an alternative to a day's visit to the zoo. To my mind, it's so much better to be exposed to and learn about wild animal rehab and release, than it is to grow up seeing animals that are kept primarily for our entertainment.
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