Hospital update–week of September 23

The hospital received 72 animals last week, bringing the total for this year to 4964.

West Nile virus continues to be a concern, with more birds and squirrels testing positive in the Bay Area this week. Make sure you drain any puddles of water in your yard to reduce mosquito populations. It takes only a couple of tablespoons of water for mosquitoes to complete their life cycle. Look for water in plant saucers–that’s a typical spot for standing water.