St. Francis Wildlife stops admission except for rabies-carrying species

The native wildlife and the individuals who take care of it have taken a double whammy.

Final week, an contaminated child duck was discovered on Georgia Avenue in Tallahassee after which taken to the Quincy Wildlife Rehabilitation Heart, and it examined constructive for extremely pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), a extremely contagious and untreatable illness. St. Francis Wildlife He was compelled to quickly cease accepting wild birds in an effort to cease the unfold of illness.

North Florida’s oldest and largest wildlife rehabilitation heart made the very troublesome choice this week to quickly cease accepting all animals, aside from vector species (RVS) — raccoons, foxes, skunks and bats — as a result of they’ll pose a public well being danger and security concern.

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Our Tallahassee veterinary companions, Northwood Animal Hospital and Allied Emergency Veterinary Hospital, will quickly not settle for any wild birds or animals.

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Every year, St. Francis Wildlife rescues and rehabilitates greater than 3,000 wounded, orphaned, and diseased wildlife with the aim of returning every to their wild pure habitat. About 2,000 of those are spring and summer time kids.