Soundside Marinelife Rescue center is a 501c3 nonprofit organization established in 2011 by two Marine Biologists. After working in Washington these biologists saw that there was a need for a hospital that could care for large marine mammals and sea otters. At the present time these animals have no place to go for long term rehabilitation. After over a year of research, budgeting, mountains of paperwork and meetings Soundside Marinelife Rescue Center is ready to raise funds to open Washington’s first Marine Animal Hospital.
Animals that the facility will be equipped to help include the threatened Stellar Sea lion, California Sea Lions, the endangered Sea Otter, Fur Seals, Elephant Seals, Harbor Seals and marine birds. In the future we plan to be able to care for stranded cetaceans such as porpoise or small whales. As the possibility of increasing tanker traffic along the WA coast looms Soundside will be essential as an oil response facility in the event that an oil spill occurs.