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Wildlife Fall Prey to Pets' Killer Instincts

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The majority of animals admitted to wildlife hospitals in Southwest Florida suffer from an illness or injury caused by a human. While most people don't intend to hurt wildlife, thousands of animals are admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital due to injuries from car accidents, accidental feedings, or unwanted interactionswith windows, fishing lines, and more. That's on top of house pets who can't help but fall back on their natural instincts.

Thursday at 1:30 p.m. our guests Joanna Fitzgerald and Colleen Cosgrove from the Conservancyof Southwest Florida share tips on how you and your pets can keep from injuring wildlife as you enjoy the outdoors.

Matthew Smith is a reporter and producer of WGCU’s Gulf Coast Live.
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