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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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American Kestrel

Posted by Sarvey Wildlife on Monday, December 4, 2017
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He arrived on 11/29, after being found in the road in Stanwood. We currently have several birds of prey that were hit by a car. There is a fracture to his right leg, but his wings are in good condition. How cute is he!? Status: pending. 

Sparred owl?

Posted by Sarvey Wildlife on Monday, November 27, 2017
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This little guy came to us from the Darrington area. He was found wet and cold on the ground in a shed. He appears to be a hybrid of a Spotted owl and a Barred owl. We suspect that he is suffering from rodenticide poisoning.

We have had several cases recently of poisoned patients, including the Long-tailed weasel we profiled a couple of weeks ago. PLEASE do NOT use poisons, they have unintended consequences.

The very species we need to keep our rodent populations under control are impacted by the rodenticides. Use snap traps instead for rats and mice, but use them in areas where other animals cannot be caught too. Secure your trash and remove pet food etc to keep rats away. Status - died. Sadly, the effects of the poisoning were too far gone and could not be reversed. 

Young Coyote pup

Posted by Sarvey Wildlife on Monday, November 20, 2017
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This coyote came to us as a transfer from Puget Sound WildCare in Kent. He is being treated for mange and was thin, basically failing to thrive.

Photo 1 was taken at intake when he arrived at our center.

Photo 2 was taken today. If you look closely you can see him resting his head on something. It is the head of a stuffed animal we provided to him for some company and enrichment. He decided to tear it apart, limb from limb. But, he took the head in his crate to use as a pillow. Status - pending.

 

Long- tailed weasel

Posted by Sarvey Wildlife on Monday, November 13, 2017
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We believe that this weasel was a victim of rodenticide poisoning. She was discovered by dogs and we were able to confirm that the homeowner and neighbors do use poisons. She is improving and eating well. Status - pending.

Rescued Virginia Opossum

Posted by Sarvey Wildlife on Monday, November 6, 2017
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This poor guy found himself entangled in a small backyard soccer net. The homeowner called us and we went out to rescue him from the netting. He was really lucky and only suffered some minor swelling in his back leg and neck.

This is a great time to remove play equipment and winterize your yard. As animals are moving around looking for food, they can be trapped in buckets or netting, and get into trouble. Status - pending. 

Young Barred owl

Posted by Sarvey Wildlife on Monday, October 30, 2017
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This little guy came to us on 10/7 - he was found on the ground behind a bank in Stanwood. He was seen there for more than 24 hours and was not able to fly.

We are not sure what happened to him. Maybe he was clipped by a car, or struck the building? He has some shoulder trauma and was suffering from some minor head trauma.

He is still in our ICU, but is improving. He clearly was a juvenile and a bit of a runt - a late bloomer! We are hoping he continues to recover and can gain strength in one of our outside flight cages. Status - pending. 

 

Red-tailed hawk hit by car

Posted by Sarvey Wildlife on Monday, October 23, 2017
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This hawk was found along Hwy 9 and suffered a laceration to the chest - from shoulder to shoulder. It was sutured and is healing well. He is lucky that he did not suffer any fractures in the car strike. We hope he continues to heal and can be released soon. Status - released. 

Northern Pygmy-owl

Posted by Sarvey Wildlife on Monday, October 16, 2017
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This little guy came in from the Lake Stevens area on 10/13. The presenters suspected he had been attacked by a cat. He definitely suffered some trauma and has some puncture wounds.

These owls are often mistaken for a "baby owl" because they are so small - but, this is an adult owl and he like to eat - a LOT. They may look tiny and cute, but they are angry little things! We like them that way too!! Status - released.

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 - died. 

 

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 - released. 

 

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