12042018 Red-tailed Hawk - 1

Location of Rescue: 
Shipshewana, IN
Admission Date: 
Cause of Admission: 
01/17/19 Sutures were removed today. When it gets a little warmer he will be moved to our rehabilitation facility

On December 4th I got a call from a woman in Shipshewana, IN, who found a hawk on the ground and assumed that there must be something wrong with it.  I asked if the hawk was bleeding, or seemed injured in any way.  She said it seemed to walk funny.  I told her that hawks are often on the ground and sometimes after they eat they find it difficult to take off and fly.  I suggested that she go about her day, and if the bird was still there later that day to call us back.  Later that day she called back and said she had spoken to a rehabber in Brown County Indiana, and that the rehabber indicated that something should be done for the bird.  I sent Louie Lee, who picked up the bird and took it to ICU.


12/16/18 After initial evaluation last week, a wound was discovered on its back .The wound was stitched closed by our veterinarian. She believes it was a squirrel bite

01/01/2019 This bird is still at our treatment facility receiving antibiotics  which will hopefully prevent an infection The wound is also being dressed with an application of honey ( honey is used as a topical antibacterial treatment)

01/11/2019 This bird is still at our treatment facility but it was felt that its wound was healed well enough that antibiotic treatment could be discontinued

Adoption Gift Options

What you'll get with the listed donations:

  • $50 - Adoption Certificate and information about your bird’s life.
  • $100 - $200 An educational book describing the Raptors of North America and an 8 x 10 portrait of your raptor.  
  • $300 - A personal photo opportunity with your raptor.[Requires advanced scheduling with Soarin’ Hawk. 
  • $1000 - Corporate Sponsor: Presentation of the sponsored bird at company function, and company logo on our web site.