Animal Response Team

As animals in our oceans face increasing threats from rising temperatures, shrinking habitats and single-use plastic pollution Shedd’s Animal Response Team stands ready to help.

Our group of experts works with 17 global partners to rescue, rehabilitate, release and rehome animals in need, from stranded sea lions to endangered African penguins threatened by oil spills.

We’re honored to do our part: We’ve done so for more than 50 years. But now we’re looking for your help too. By becoming a Sheddvocate, you can support these vital rescue efforts—and make your own pledge to help animals across the oceans.

Become a Sheddvocate: #ActWithShedd to Make a Difference for Animals

Follow the Animal Response Team around the world with an interactive story-map!

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