We must keep our facility stocked with everything we need for those encounters. We cannot survive with donations from those that bring us patients, that won't keep the doors open. It's an ongoing effort, so please consider ongoing support for our wildlife.
|Cisco on transfer day|
Danny, our Great Horned owl that is also non-releasable due to his injuries, will be headed to Kansas, hopefully this week. The paperwork was finally finished and he had his health exam today for his permit to cross state lines. We are so happy for him. We are still waiting on the paperwork to be finalized for our one-eyed Swainsons hawk. He will be going to a facility in New York as an educational bird. Hopefully, we can get the paperwork finalized before Christmas.
We also have a Northern Flicker, a member of the woodpecker family, admitted as a patient. He came in after hitting his head on something and had a concussion. He also may have had a cat messing with him once on the ground. We treated him as though that happened since if it had and we hadn't treated him, we would have lost him. You only get one shot when that happens so better safe than sorry! Well that's it for now.
Stay warm and don't forget about the importance of water for all wildlife/birds this time of year.