Across from the wet room is the Medical Ward. This is where animals that are on medications, or are sick and injured are housed. You may see any of about 225 species of animals in here—from snapping turtles to hummingbirds, ground hogs, pigeons, gulls, hawks, owls, weasels, foxes and on and on. Most animals that come to us in need of medical or surgical care are here because they have been hit by a moving vehicle, dragged in by the cat or injured by people doing yard and housework. Our success rate in caring for these broken animals is about 50%. So that means half of the animals admitted die, and about half are released back to the wild. We are probably best viewed as a MASH response unit. When an adult wild animal is in bad enough shape to be caught, it is in pretty rough condition. Our goal is to patch up, and correct problems so that animals can self-reliant again so they can go back to the wild.