Hospital update–week of April 28

The hospital received 212 animals last week, bringing the total for this year to 1336.

One of the patients was an adult western screech owl that was trapped in a chimney. It was successfully rescued, the soot washed off its feathers and is currently in home care. Every year we receive too many animals that have fallen or climbed into chimneys and couldn’t get out. If you don’t already have a cap on your chimney, now is the time to get one in place.