Dozens of sick and dying pelicans have turned up on beaches across San Mateo County in recent weeks, putting a strain on resources at a local wildlife care center that takes them in.
Peninsula Humane Society spokesman Scott Delucchi said Friday that more than 30 brown pelicans needing urgent care — some of them starving, hypothermic and unable to fly — have been found on local beaches and taken to the society’s wildlife care center in Burlingame. Read More
Scott Delucchi, senior vice president at the Peninsula Humane Society offers a post-holiday roundup of the shelter’s holiday activities and talks about a new way to adopt pets at a mall in San Mateo.
How many pets were adopted around the holidays?
During the month of December, we placed 93 dogs, 183 cats and 79 "other" [animals] — rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, birds, exotic pets.