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8/13/03

SPWRC Volunteers Handling Injured Animals With Care

The concern for the West Nile virus continues to grow here on the South Plains. Lubbock County has now confirmed at least ten human cases of the mosquito-borne illness, but what about the animals?

In the past several weeks, many sick or injured animals have found their way to the South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Volunteers there believe some of them may also be suffering from the West Nile virus. "We're having to take safety precautions for our volunteers and wearing gloves, cause honestly they don't know if it could be passed through saliva or feces," said Debbie Tennyson.

The center operates through public donations, and will accept any animal that is sick, injured or orphaned.

For more information in the center ( click here).

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