Dozens of birds euthanized after confirmed cases of avian flu

Dozens of birds euthanized after confirmed cases of avian flu



SANCTUARY ARE DEVASTATED THAT DOZENS OF THEIR ANIMALS HAVE TO BE EUTHANIZED. BUT THEY’RE NOW USING THIS AS A TEACHING MOMENT FOR OTHER FARM OWNERS. BRENDENA AND BILL FLEMING SPENDING THE DAY AT THE KELA WITH THEIR FOUR CHILDREN AWAY FROM THEIR DERRY HOME. >> IAN C’T BE THERE. AND I DON’T WANT MY KIDS TBEO THERE AROUND THAT. MIKE: THAT’S BECAUSE STATE WORKERS WERE THERE EUTHANINGZI WHAT FLEMING ESTIMATES IS ABOUT 80 OF HER BIRDS. >> THIS LOSS IS SO DEVASTATING THAT WE’RE JUST GONNA HAVE TO LIVE ON THE MEMORIES OF WHAT IT WAS LI.KE MIKE: FLEMING RESCUES ALL KINDS OF ANIMALS AND BRINGS THEM TO HER SANCTUARY PUMPKIN WALL FARM. THIS WEEK ESH SAYS FIVE OF HER TURKEYS SUDDENLY DIED. SHE SEARCHED FOR ANSWERS EVENTUALLY CONTACTING THE STATE VERITENARIAN WHO DETERMINED THEY HAD AVIAN FLU. >> ALL OUR ANIMALS AT ETH SANCTUARY HAVE THEIR OWN HABITATS. IT’S NOT A FARM WHERE EVERYBODY’S MIXED TOGETHER.ER MIKE: FLEMING SAYS WILD DKSUC CARRYING THE DISEASE LANDED IN THEIR POND AND INFECTED THE FLOCK. THE REST OF HER CHICKENS, DUCKS, GEESE AND TURKEYS THEN HAD TO BE PUT DOWN. THEY SAID, ‘YOUR FARM IS AMAZING. IT’S IMMACULATE. IT’S CLEAN. YOU DID EVERYTHING RIGHT. THIS ISN’T YOUR FAULT.’ WE’RE NOT SETUP TO HAVE NETS OVER AN ACRE OF LAND. MI:KE THE STATE SAYS THIS IS THE FIRST CONFIRMED DIAGNOSIS OF THRST CONFIRMED DIAGNOSIS OF IS STRAIN OF AVIAN FLU IN DOMESTIC BIRDS IN THE STATE. OFFICIALS SAY THERE’S NOT A CONCERN FOR FOOD SAFETY AND ETH RISK TO PEOPLE IS W.LO >> I PRAY MY STORY WILL HELP OTHER FARMERS. MI:KE BY LAW, FLEMING SAYS THEY CAN’T DO ANYTHING HERE FOR ABOUT FIVE MONTHS. SHE SAYS THEY’RE LISTENING TO ALL E ADTHVICE FROM AUTHORITIES AND MAY COIDNSER RELEASING SOME GEESE INTO THE POND ON LABOR DAY WEEK

Dozens of birds euthanized after confirmed cases of avian flu

The owners of Pumpkin Wall Farm animal sanctuary said they’re devastated that dozens of their animals have to be euthanized, but they’re hoping it can be a teaching moment for other farm owners.

The owners of Pumpkin Wall Farm animal sanctuary said they’re devastated that dozens of their animals have to be euthanized, but they’re hoping it can be a teaching moment for other farm owners.

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