Animal Response Partners

For more than 50 years, Shedd Aquarium’s Animal Response Team has been in service to organizations around the globe who are on the ground and in the water day in and day out assisting animals in need. When partners seek additional expertise and resources during crisis situations, Shedd Aquarium answers the call. Below is a list of just a handful of organizations we provide rapid response and resources to:

Opened in 1998, the Alaska SeaLife Center operates as a private, non-profit research institution and public aquarium. It generates and shares scientific knowledge to promote understanding and stewardship of Alaska’s marine ecosystems. The ASLC is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. To learn more, visit

Founded in 1899, The Anti-Cruelty Society is Chicago’s oldest and largest, private, open-admission, unlimited stay humane society. With a mission of building a community of caring by helping pets and educating people, our comprehensive programs and services help over 50,000 animals and humans every year and include: adoption, charity veterinary clinic, low or no-cost spay/neuter clinic, cruelty investigations and rescue, humane education & community outreach, a free behavior helpline, dog training classes, S.A.F.E. program (short-term accommodations for emergencies), The Bruckner Rehabilitation & Treatment Center, the Virginia Butts Berger Cat Clinic, and the Dog Rehabilitation Center. For more information, visit or call (312) 644-8338.      

Channel Islands Marine & Wildlife Institute (CIMWI) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to positively impacting conservation through marine mammal rescue, rehabilitation, research and education to promote ocean and human health. CIMWI is authorized by National Marine Fisheries Service to rescue and rehabilitate marine mammals in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties in Southern California which encompass 153 miles of coastline.

Located at the ocean’s edge, the world renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium is a leader in ocean conservation and education, and a window to the magical marine world of sea otters, sharks, seahorses, tuna, penguins and thousands of other marine animals. The mission of the nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the ocean.

NOAA Fisheries
is responsible for the stewardship of the nation's ocean resources and their habitat. We provide vital services for the nation: productive and sustainable fisheries, safe sources of seafood, the recovery and conservation of protected resources, and healthy ecosystems—all backed by sound science and an ecosystem-based approach to management.

The Pacific Marine Mammal Center rescues, rehabilitates and releases marine mammals and inspires ocean stewardship through research, education and collaboration.

Pacific Marine Mammal Center is located in the large red barn at 20612 Laguna Canyon Road.  The Center and gift shop are open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.  For more information please contact , call 949.494.3050 or visit PMMC on the web at

’s primary objective is to reverse the decline of seabird populations through the rescue, rehabilitation and release of ill, injured, abandoned and oiled seabirds – especially endangered species like the African penguin. The organisation is an internationally recognised leader in oiled wildlife response, rehabilitation and chick-rearing; contributes to research which benefits seabirds; trains people to care for the birds and educates the public to develop behavioural patterns that benefit marine life and the environment.

SECORE International
is a leading non-profit conservation organization for the protection and restoration of coral reefs, based in the USA and Germany. We work in a global network of scientists, public aquarium professionals and local stakeholders and apply a multidisciplinary strategy combining research, education, outreach and active reef restoration.