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Wildlife Center Of VA Treated Thousands Of Animals And Birds Last Year

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By Kavitha Cardoza

More than 2,500 animals received treatment at the Wildlife Center of Virginia last year, including 40 bald eagles. The center's 2009 caseload of injured, sick and orphaned wildlife was the highest since 2004.

Patients included a gray tree frog, seven black bear cubs, four great horned owl babies, 280 Eastern cottontail rabbits, 210 Eastern gray squirrels and 107 robins. Reasons for treatment included being hit by vehicles, birds crashing into windows and diseases or parasites.

More than 200 cases involved attacks by free-roaming cats.

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