Weekly hospital update – Week of April 25

The hospital received 180 animals last week, bringing the total for this year to 960.

Twenty-seven of the patients were mallard chicks. Mallards and mallard-hybrids often nest in seemingly inappropriate locations. When the eggs hatch, the mother needs to lead her babies to the nearest water, which may be across many lanes of traffic. If you can safely stop the traffic for a few minutes, mom can escort her babies across the street and continue the trek to water.