Steve Winter/National Geographic It is currently legal for Los Angeles residents to use rodenticide in areas that are heavily populated by local wildlife, which can cause problems for a variety of species. As The Dodo previously reported, there have been moves to change that:
A number of municipalities across California have urged consumers and businesses alike to avoid dangerous rodenticides and other harmful household chemicals for the sake of the state's wildlife. Additionally, there have been changes on the state level to stop the sale of second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides, which appear to be the variety P-22 ingested and are dangerous even in sublethal doses. The change will go into effect this summer and is expected to reduce the incidence of harmful exposure for wildlife.
Hopefully, the changes will have positive effects for animals like P-22 -- and hopefully he'll be able to stay healthy.