Hospital update–week of June 10

The hospital received 229 animals last week, bringing the total to 2573 for this year.

Fledgling birds of many species are out of the nest now, but do not fly well yet. They spend time on the ground hopping to low branches as they strengthen their wings and improve their flight techniques. These fledglings are vulnerable to predation by house cats. It is vital that cats are kept indoors during this season to give these birds a chance to grow up.