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CROW admits its 4,000 patient of the year; on pace for busiest year ever

Posted at 11:07 AM, Sep 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-24 11:07:36-04

SANIBEL, Fla. -- It looks like it's going to be a record-breaking year for the Clinic for the Rehabilitation Of Wildlife.

CROW just admitted it's 4,000th patient of the year. The laughing gull was rescued from Bowman's Beach on Saturday.

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The bird had trouble breathing and couldn't stand. Vets believe it had a common fungal infection that can affect seabirds with weakened immune systems.

Sadly, the bird passed away.

So far this year, CROW has seen a 7% increase in patient totals compared to last year. They expect to go over 5,000 patients before the end of the year, which will be a first for them.