Weekly hospital update – Week of January 29

The hospital received 32 animals last week, bringing the total for this year to 144.

Two of the patients–a black-crowned night heron and a mallard–were brought to us because they were tangled in fishing line. It’s important to pick up discarded fishing line and hooks and dispose of it safely. Over the years many animals have come to the hospital because of fishing line or fish hooks, including turtles and many species of aquatic birds. Even if you are not a fisherman yourself, watch for and pick up discarded line when around bodies of water.