Hospital update–week of August 19

The hospital received 148 animals last week, bringing the total to 4474 for this year.

It is still nesting season for many animals, so do not trim your trees yet. Eighty-four of our patients last week were young, including 35 eastern fox squirrels. We also received young robins, mourning doves, mockingbirds, barn swallows, house finches, lesser goldfinches, California towhees, scrub-jays and a black-crowned night heron. Please wait until October to trim trees.