This Barred owl was rescued today (1/1/18) by one of our volunteers. This was also our first patient for the New Year.
He was trapped inside a fireplace in Beaux Arts (Bellevue area) and thankfully one of our volunteers was able to drive out to rescue him.
The poor little guy was covered in soot and ash, has scratched one eye, but otherwise seems to be healthy - no fractures or other significant issues.
We now have 6 Barred owls in our care - and they are eating a LOT of mice each day. We finished out 2017 with a patient count of exactly 2000 animals for the year. Status - released.