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Patient Profiles

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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Glaucous-winged gull

By Sarvey Wildlife / Monday, October 3, 2016 /

This gull was found down on the ground, but the person that brought him to us had no idea what had happened. Sadly, when we took x-rays we discovered the problem - he had been shot. The wing was injured at the elbow, but the shot passed right through and left it badly swollen. A lead pellet in the chest was removed by our vet. It is too soon to tell if anything is broken, due to the swelling - but, we hope that the shot just damaged the tissue and missed the bone. It will take some time before we know the prognosis, but we are hopeful that he will be able to fly again. Status - Died. Sadly, the wing developed an antibiotic resistant infection. Lab tests and treatment did not help and the gull was unable to fight off a systemic infection and passed away. 

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