04212018 Barred Owl - 1

Location of Rescue: 
Fort Wayne, IN
Admission Date: 
Cause of Admission: 
Potential leg injury
UPDATE: After a physical exam, it was determined that this owl had no serious injuries. She was creance flown to make sure she was able to fly well, and was released back into the wild near where she was found, near Woodbridge Apartments!

On 4/21, a woman was walking her dog at Woodbridge apartments, and she saw a barred owl on the ground.  She called Animal Care and Control, and officer Kyle came and picked it up.  She had an egg to the side of her.  The officer called Soarin' Hawk, and a volunteer picked up the owl and the egg and transported them to the ICU.  On initial assessment, the volunteer on call could not find anything wrong with her.  Her keel was a three and a half, so she was healthy.  Upon further examination by another volunteer at the ICU, she seemed to be having some difficulty standing on one leg.  Radiographs were taken.


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