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Patient of the Week

Every day new patients arrive at our facility. In an effort to tell their story of survival and highlight the diverse number of species that we rehabilitate, we highlight a new patient each week. Some of these are individuals, others are orphaned siblings. As their cases progress - we will update the outcome - our hope is that many, many of these patients are released! 

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Sharp-shinned hawk

Posted by Sarvey Wildlife on Monday, October 9, 2017
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This small hawk was rescued by our staff after he hit a window. He is suffering from severe head trauma, but is showing some improvement. We are still guarded about his prognosis, but are doing everything we can to help him.

These small hawks primarily hunt small birds, so we often see injuries like window strikes. Keeping window coverings drawn during the day, and using reflective decals on windows can help prevent these types of accidents. Status - pending. 

 

Ring-necked pheasant

Posted by Sarvey Wildlife on Monday, October 2, 2017
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He was hit by a car and rescued. We are treating him for head trauma. Cases like these can take a long time to recover. He is such a beautiful bird. Status - pending. 

 

Common Merganser

Posted by Sarvey Wildlife on Monday, September 25, 2017
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This young merganser was found in the Snohomish River and had fishing line hanging from its mouth - signs of a fishing hook obviously lodged in its mouth.

Our vet, Dr. Lesanna Lahner, was able to surgically remove the hook and he is recovering now. Lucky Duck!

Status - transferred for waterproofing and continued care. 

 

Northern Saw-whet owl

Posted by Sarvey Wildlife on Monday, September 18, 2017
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This little guy was hurt when he struck a window. He is being treated for head trauma. Many people are unaware that we have owls this small in our area. Sometimes they even think they are "babies" - no, they are fully feathered adult owls - just pocket-sized and fierce. Status - released. 

 

Pileated Woodpecker

Posted by Sarvey Wildlife on Monday, September 11, 2017
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This beautiful woodpecker was found in Marysville, he was just in the middle of the road. It is likely he had been hit by a car. He had some visible swelling and blood on one wing, and his coracoid also was injured. We are hopefully he will heal well and be able to fly again. Status - released. 

Orphaned Gull

Posted by Sarvey Wildlife on Monday, September 4, 2017
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This orphaned juvenile Glaucous-winged gull is healthy, but too young to fly. He was found on the ground in Everett, alone and rescued. We have a couple of other young gulls in our care at this time and soon they will all be together until they are strong and able to be released. Status: pending.

Northern Flying Squirrel

Posted by Sarvey Wildlife on Monday, August 28, 2017
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He found his way to our center on 8/17 after surviving a cat AND dog attack. He was lucky that he only suffered a couple of minor puncture wounds. He was thin and dehydrated, so likely had been orphaned as well. He is recuperating in our baby mammal nursery and doing well. Status - pending. 

Bald Eagle

Posted by Sarvey Wildlife on Monday, August 21, 2017
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This young Bald eagle was rescued on 8/15 by our staff. It was seen on the ground and unable to fly. The eagle was suffering from severe emaciation and was so hungry it had been eating slugs and grass. We discovered the grass and slugs because he regurgitated that after he arrived here.

He is still in guarded condition, but we are encouraged that he is standing. Status - released. 

Great horned owl

Posted by Sarvey Wildlife on Monday, August 14, 2017
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This owl was transferred to us by a vet clinic in Oak Harbor on 8/7/17. She had been caught up in some barbed wire and was injured.

She has had surgery to repair the hole caused in the entanglement and it is healing up nicely. She is eating well and we hope will be ready to go to an outside enclosure soon.

Once she is healed and flying again, she will be ready to be released. Status - released. 

Townsend's chipmunk

Posted by Sarvey Wildlife on Monday, August 7, 2017
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This little guy arrived on 7/1/17. He had vision issues and there were ulcers in both eyes. One improved and healed, but the other eye had to be enucleated (removed). The surgery was a success and has healed nicely. He is running on his wheel, eating well, and soon will be ready to be moved to an outside enclosure. Status - released. 

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