Hospital update–week of September 2

The hospital received 123 animals last week, bringing the total to 4726 for this year.

If you feed birds in your backyard, remember to keep the feeder clean. Many diseases, such as avian pox, salmonella, mycoplasma and trichomoniasis, can be spread from bird to bird at feeders and because feeders can attract large numbers of birds, the potential for spreading disease is large. Clean your feeder at least once a week. Wash it with soapy water and rinse, then soak it in a 1:32 bleach solution for 10 minutes. Let it air dry before refilling and hanging it.