Hospital update–week of July 29

The hospital received 201 animals last week, bringing the total for this year to 4033.

As summer heats up, west Nile virus is beginning to be detected across the country. It is spread by mosquitoes and affects wildlife (mostly birds and squirrels in our area) and humans. It is very important that you make sure you don’t have standing water on your property. Mosquitoes don’t need much water to complete their life cycle, so check plant saucers or other containers that might hold water.