BERLIN, Conn. (WTNH) – The Kensington Bird and Animal Hospital can now not give therapy to any wild birds or rabbits which can be injured, in keeping with its Fb submit.
The submit cites the fowl flu and RHD outbreaks as the rationale for reducing off this particular service.
Avian influenza, higher generally known as fowl flu, was first present in Connecticut this yr on Feb. 16 in Middlesex, in keeping with the USDA web site. It has been spreading all through mallards and different geese. Whereas Rabbit Hemorrhagic Illness (RHD) has not been confirmed in Connecticut, it has not too long ago been reported within the northeast for the primary time. Circumstances of RHD are being actively tracked by the USDA in each home and wild rabbits.
Because of these ailments being each very contagious and deadly, animal hospitals could must make the troublesome determination to not absorb particular injured animals.
Kensington Bird and Animal Hospital said on Fb that the protection of their shopper’s animals might be threatened in the event that they absorb these particular injured wild animals. Nonetheless, they’ll nonetheless settle for wild squirrels and opossums that could be harm as they aren’t inclined to those outbreaks.
If you happen to spot an injured fowl or rabbit and want to safely get it assist, Kensington Bird and Animal Hospital suggests reaching out to a licensed rehabber. The Connecticut Deep web site has an inventory of those contacts damaged down by which animals the rehabber can help.