Imagine one of our beautiful education birds soaking in the afternoon sun in our outdoor weathering yard. Then take peek inside our wildlife clinic and you will notice a fasterpaced scene.
OSU + CWC Partner to Help Bobcat
On one such morning a young Bobcat arrived who had been struck by a car and was suffering from a badly broken femur. Our partners at the OSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital successfully completed surgery on the wild cat, the first ever Bobcat they treated, which involved putting a permanent plate held together by screws into her bone. She is recovering in our clinic until she can be released, likely in late Spring. In the meantime, consider making a donation to aid in the cost of our recovery efforts. Read more about the details of this procedure on OSU College of Veterinary Medicine's blog.
Salmonella Lurking in Backyard Bird Feeders
While we make sure to keep you updated on patient news at CWC, it is also important we share educational information so we can work with the community to protect our local wildlife. Over the winter we had a high number of Pine Siskins admitted that were suffering from Salmonellosis, likely due to contaminated bird feeders that become perfect vectors for disease during the wet winter months. Read more on our blog about what you can do to prevent the spread of this disease - literally in your own back yard.
And while you're inspecting your feeders, why not participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count? Help create a snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds in our area during this fun four day event taking place February 12-16, 2016.
Thanks again for your continued interest and support.
Chintimini Wildlife Center
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