The Emergency Rescue Fund

Bago is released into the wild after being treated for severe cold stress.

Supporting manatee rescue and rehabilitation has been a fundamental aspect of Save the Manatee Club (SMC) for decades. SMC has provided funding and staff assistance for manatee rescues and releases, as well as funds for the care and rehabilitation of injured, sick, and cold-stressed manatees at a number of facilities. Several manatees have been helped by the Emergency Rescue Fund, including Lesley, Streak, Bago, Una, and Cassie and Buckeye. Click the following link to learn more about them.

Through the years, SMC has consistently contributed to, and led advocacy efforts, to ensure the essential preservation of much of the state’s funding for the Florida Manatee Critical Care Program, which financially supports the rescue, rehabilitation, release, and monitoring of cold-stressed, sick, and injured manatees. These funds have treated hundreds of manatees that may have suffered and died without proper treatment. SMC has also actively supported manatee rehabilitation as a member of the Manatee Rescue and Rehabilitation Partnership.

In addition, SMC supports rescue, rehabilitation, research, and relocation of manatees around the world, located in areas such as Belize, the Bahamas, Jamaica, West Africa, Senegal, and Brazil.

Thank you for your gift and your commitment to manatee protection.

Save the Manatee Club is dedicated to maintaining high financial and ethical standards, earning Charity Navigator Four Star and GuideStar Gold highest ratings. To make a tax-deductible donation, please fill out and submit the form below.

Click the following link to learn more about our crucial work.

If you would prefer to send a donation by mail, a donation form can be downloaded HERE.

To make a gift by phone, please call 1 (800) 432-5646.

For donation related questions please email donate@savethemanatee.org.

Thank you for helping imperiled manatees!


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