News About The Raptor Center, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
TRC Clinic Patient Census March 17
A great horned owl patient.
As you will see below, we have 79 patients in our clinic. If you think that sounds high, you are right. This time of year, an average census is about half that. Why? We have many patients that we are still overwintering. Our flight crews have not been able to get out with the ice and snow conditions (with more snow on the way). We also started at a very high number going into the winter with our record 914 patients admitted in 2013.
All of these hungry patients have increased our food bills. Would you consider a gift to help us feed these patients until the weather allows us to safely send them on their way?