Hospital update–week of July 1

The hospital received 189 animals last week, bringing the total to 3251 for this year.

It’s still fledgling season, with young birds coming out of the nest before they can fly well. They spend time on the ground still being fed by their parents as they learn to fly and build muscles. Don’t automatically assume these fledglings need your help. Watch for several hours and odds are that you will see a parent bird feeding its offspring. Keep pets and people away to give the birds the best chance.