Supervisor Hahn Announces $100,000 for San Pedro Marine Mammal Care Center
San Pedro, CA – Today, LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn announced that her office would provide $100,000 in funding to the Marine Mammal Care Center located in San Pedro. The announcement comes as the center risks shutting down due to financial issues.
“The Marine Mammal Care Center saves hundreds of sick, hurt, and malnourished seals and sea lions every year that are found on LA County beaches,” said Supervisor Hahn. “It is also a vital community resource where kids and families can learn about our local marine life and the threats they face. It would be a tragedy to see this facility shut down and I hope that this grant from my office will not only help keep the doors open but also encourage others to donate so we can keep the Marine Mammal Care Center open for years and decades to come.”
Opened in 1992, the Marine Mammal Rehabilitation Center (MMCC) services over 70 miles of the Los Angeles County coastline. In addition to providing treatment for LA County’s sick, injured, or stranded marine mammals, MMCC promotes the preservation of LA County’s ecosystem and marine life through education, research, and partnerships. It is one of the busiest marine mammal rehabilitation facilities in the country, admitting an average of 500 patients per year.