Our Rescue Centre — a hospital for sick, injured or orphaned marine mammals — is the only one of its kind in Canada. The team rescues, rehabilitates and releases more than 150 animals each year; in 2017, more than 200 animals were rehabilitated at our rescue centre. For every patient, the goal is to treat, rehabilitate and return it to the wild as soon as possible. The majority of our patients are harbour seal pups,but as well, the veterinary team provides medical treatment to sea otters, sea lions, sea turtles, elephant seals, whales, dolphins, and porpoises.
Our hospital facility includes an examination and surgical room equipped with a new endoscope and x-ray. The total budget for the facility was $544,000; it was raised entirely by private donations, with 342 donors supporting the project.