Hospital update—week of November 4

The hospital received 39 animals last week, bringing the total for this year to 5217.

Many of the winter migrant birds are back and unfortunately running into problems. Five hermit thrushes, three cedar waxwings, two fox sparrows, two pine siskins, a gold-crowned sparrow and a white-crowned sparrow were all admitted to the hospital. If you put out food for birds in the winter, make sure you keep the feeder clean to prevent the spread of disease.