International Fund for Animal Welfare's (IFAW) Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team responds to animals in crisis—stranded whales and dolphins, entangled seals and whales—along more than 700 miles of coastline. In 2017, (IFAW) handled a record—breaking 420 stranded marine mammals, and continues to rescue stranded animals every day. IFAW was able to save so many last year because they had a fully-stocked rescue vehicle with all necessary equipment ready to go.
Now, IFAW needs your help to restock with life—saving supplies!
One critical item in constant use for stranded marine animals are IV bags. These administer vital fluids and treatments into distressed animals. Another medical item urgently needed is a new heart rate monitor to tell teams how a stranded animal is faring under treatment, and, in conjunction with other tests, if an animal is ready for release or needs more care. Finally, IFAW is in need of a new transport cart specialized for dolphins. Dolphins can weigh hundreds of pounds, and sometimes response staff and volunteers must move a helpless dolphin across a beach or muddy marsh, into a rescue vehicle for transport, and then back across another beach to be released.
You can help. Your gift helps provide supplies and equipment to rescue dolphins, whales, porpoises, seals, and other marine animals.
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