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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Sadly, radiographs confirmed that he was shot. This is a crime as he is a federally protected bird. We report these cases to wildlife authorities. He has spinal trauma and his condition is guarded. Here we are checking his tail wrap. This lightweight covering keeps his tail feathers from being damaged. It is essential to protect raptors from damaging their tail feathers when they are in ICU. Damage can cause a longer and unnecessary stay in rehab. Status: Released