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To build Washington's first Marine Animal Hopsital.
Each year hundreds of marine animals in the Northwest are injured, orphaned or killed. Currently there are only two terrestrial wildlife rehabilitation facilities in the North West which rehabilitate limited types of marine animals, yet neither facility can hospitalize the endangered sea otter or large pinnipeds such as the threatened Stellar Sea Lion. Currently if these animals need care they are transported to Vancouver or California (option is not always available) or be left on the beach to slowly pass away. Many of the reasons animals may be hospitalized are human inflicted and as humans we should right what we have wronged by giving these critters a second chance. Throughout the states you can find a variety of rehabilitation facilities dedicated exclusively to the care of marine animals. The northeast region has over ten marine rescue organizations while California alone has over six. With the high number of marine facilities established around the United States it is somewhat surprising that the Northwest is still lacking an appropriate Marine Rescue Facility. Soundside Marinelife Rescue Center would strive to become a facility which could hospitalize every marine mammal (excluding large whales) and marine bird species found in the North West. Soundside would also strive to promote public education pertaining to ocean conservation and inspire community involvement.
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