03142017 Coopers Hawk 01

Location of Rescue: 
Wendy's in Decatur
Admission Date: 
Cause of Admission: 
eye injury
UPDATE: 4-10-2017 Another success story. This Coopers Hawk was released back into the wild on April 10th Check out the video of his release.

I received a call from Bob Walton about an injured hawk in Decatur. The bird was at Wendy's. Since I was a few miles from Decatur, I told Bob I would call Wendy's and get the information. I spoke to the manager and she said they found the bird sitting at the front door when they opened.  I was not prepared for a rescue but went anyway. I had no gloves and no box, but had other available options. I arrived at Wendy's to find the hawk already under a box and contained. After getting him under control I took him to Dr. Pat's office and dropped him off.


3-26-17  The vision in his right eye is back to normal!  He is a very lucky Coopers Hawk as they usually do not regain their vision.  He will hopefully be released soon!


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