Hospital update–week of May 12

The hospital received 256 animals last week, bringing the total for this year to 1834.

Two of the animals brought to the hospital last week were nestling red-shouldered hawks that had fallen from their nest when their palm tree was being cut down. Unfortunately, both of these babies died at the scene. It is very important to wait to trim or remove trees until the end of nesting season (late September through December). Some nests are easy to see, but many are small and can easily be missed by tree trimmers.