01212019 Red-tailed Hawk - 1

Location of Rescue: 
Grant County, IN
Admission Date: 
Cause of Admission: 
Injured left wing
UPDATE: 02/02/19 This Hawk has been moved to our rehabilitation facility

Via volunteer Don:

The Soarin’ Hawk rescue hotline received a call, reporting a hawk down at a home in Grant County outside of Marion, IN.  I met Morgan who reported that she came home and the hawk was in the driveway and walked/ran away instead of flying.  She placed a basket over it and kept it in the garage until I arrived.  Upon arrival I found an alert but quiet, mature red-tailed hawk with a droopy left wing.  The right wing appeared, felt, and moved normally.  The left wing was drooping, had a limited range of motion, and an abnormality could be felt along the ulna and radius (forearm).  He was also very thin with a keel score of 1.5.  He was placed in a transport box and taken to Pine Valley Veterinarian Clinic for further evaluation and treatment.

01/24/19 - This hawk was discovered to have an old fracture in his humerus.  His prognosis for eventual release is guarded.  He is being treated in our treatment facility.

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