Hospital update–week of October 21

The hospital received 38 animals last week, bringing the total for this year to 5149.

Nine of the patients, including two Lincoln’s sparrows (not a common species), two hermit thrushes and a western fence lizard, were caught by cats. According  American Bird Conservancy (, cats kill hundreds of millions of birds and over a billion small mammals each year in the United States. Please help save wildlife by keeping your cat indoors.