A heart wrenching tale: R1KU flown to Oahu for surgery – How much did it really cost?!!

The seal named R1KU is only about a year or so old and weighs 95 pounds. She was diagnosed with an ugly eye infection that would likely get worse and lead to early death. NOAA didn’t have an exact number of what it’s all cost, but Schofield said it was minimal. The Coast Guard was doing a training missing anyway so airlifting it didn’t add expenses. Most of the veterinarians donated their time and supplies. It partnered with the Honolulu Zoo where the surgery was performed. And NOAA staffers are working normal hoursRead more here 07:42