Hospital update–week of February 24

The hospital received 55 animals last week, bringing the total for this year to 320.

We are still seeing pine siskins, goldfinches and house finches with diseases that can be spread at bird feeders. If you feed birds, make sure you regularly clean the feeder. At least once a week, wash it in soapy water, rinse well, soak in a 10% chlorine bleach solution and let dry. If you see sick birds at your feeder, take the feeder down and keep it down for at least three weeks to prevent more birds from getting sick.