Hospital update–week of May 5

The hospital received 242 animals last week, bringing the total to 1578 for this year.

One of the patients was a gopher snake that was found tangled in garden netting. Black plastic garden netting seems like a good solution for keeping animals from eating garden plants, but when it lays on the ground, it can entangle animals. If you use garden netting, make sure it’s held off the ground and it is secured to a framework.

The hospital needs wicker baskets to help us return young hawks and owls to their nest sites. Baskets need a sturdy rim and bottom and need to be about 6″ to 9″ deep and 12″to 19″ wide.