St. Francis Wildlife stops admission except for rabies vector species

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

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

North Florida’s oldest and largest wildlife rehabilitation middle made the very troublesome resolution this week to briefly cease accepting all animals, aside from vector species (RVS) — raccoons, foxes, skunks and bats — as a result of they will pose a public well being threat. And nervous about security.

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

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