This little guy came from the Seattle area. He was found with string tangled around one foot. Sadly, the string had done permanent damage to two toes and cut off all circulation. He had no feeling in the toes and underwent surgery last week to have them amputated. He will be able to get around fine without them once the foot heals. For now, he is in our ICU area and recovering well.
We are one of the few centers in the area that routinely treat Rock Doves (pigeons). While many people may not like these birds and think of them as nuisances, they are really an interesting species. We enjoy their unique personalities and they can be quite sweet.
It is always sad when we get any animal in as a patient that was impacted by debris. So many animals get tangled in fishing line, kite or balloon strings, and a myriad of other things. It is our mission to help return these animals to the wild. While this little one will be released with a couple less toes, he can go on to live a wild and free life once more. Rescue, Rehab, Release.... Status: released.