Rescue Me

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Animal rehabilitators band together to care for the largest seal population on the east coast.

By Cynthia Anderson
Photograph by Chris Becker

When the call came at 9 a.m., Don Foote was ready. He’d been up since 6, more or less waiting for it. Chairman of the board of Marine Mammals of Maine (MMoME), Foote also serves as one of its chief volunteers and gofers. Spring 2012 was turning out to be a busy season, which meant Foote’s retirement from his job as a bank vice president wasn’t quite as leisurely as he’d anticipated.

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Cynthia Anderson is a journalist, essayist, and fiction writer whose work has twice been cited as notable in The Best American Essays.

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