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    Organization for Respect and Care of Animals,Inc.

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   Let us introduce ourselves.  

 We are the Ventura County, CA. volunteer marine mammal group, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) California corporation. We do not receive government funding and are solely supported by donations from private individuals, small businesses, foundations and corporations.  

The specific purposes for which this corporation is organized are educational, research and animal care and welfare activities, including, but not limited to: studying the effects on sea and land animals of natural and other phenomena and the effects and interrelation of same on the human species; educating the public regarding the care and treatment of sea and land animals and their significance to the human species.    

Reacting calmly and sensibly to a beached or stranded marine mammal is the most effective way to insure that they receive potentially life-saving care.  Following these simple instructions can keep an animal alive and reduce its stress until qualified help can arrive.

At this time, Ventura County marine mammal care is dependent on out of County rehabilitation facilities. Sick or injured animals should be reported to the Santa Barbara Marine Mammal Center at 805-452-6438. Please leave a detailed message regarding the animal and its current location. You may also email the Center Director at phoworth@cox.net.

 

MARINE MAMMALS ARE PROTECTED BY FEDERAL LAW. IT IS A FELONY FOR UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS TO HANDLE OR DISTURB THEM

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WHAT TO DO FOR A STRANDED SEAL OR SEA LION 

 

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WHAT TO DO FOR A STRANDED WHALE OR DOLPHIN

 

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