Dr. Peter Anagnostopoulos, medical director of emergency medicine at CHI St. Joseph’s Health in Park Rapids, said about 400-500 fish hook cases are seen each year in the hospital’s emergency room, mostly during the summer.
Injured- and orphaned-animal calls continue to come in. People are encouraged to leave animals in the wild. The chances of animals surviving drastically dwindle if they are taken into a home. If you care, leave it there!