05062019 Red-tailed Hawk - 1

assessment
treatment
recovering
healthy
Location of Rescue: 
Binder Acres Preserve, Albion, IN
Admission Date: 
05/06/2019
Cause of Admission: 
Caught in bush
UPDATE: 07/12/19 This Hawk has been moved to our rehabilitation facility

We received a call about a wounded hawk at Binder Acres Preserve by Albion.  The bird was in a bush near the road.  The preserve caretaker helped volunteer Ron get the bird into a net, after which it was taken to the ICU.

05/17/19 This Hawk is gaining strength , eating better. PT was started under anesthesia for the birds comfort. It is going ok

05/25/19 This Hawk is continuing to improve. She was discovered to have a brood patch. This means she has babies somewhere, this make this an even more unfortunate situation

06/06/2019 This Hawk is having the pin removed from it's wing today. She will be closely observed to determine if she will regain her ability to fly

06/15/19 This Hawk is still in our treatment facility, we are continuing physical therapy. We are optimistic about this birds recovery

06/22/19 This Hawk is still in our treatment facility. She has had no change in her health status

06/29/19 This Hawk is still in our treatment facility. She has had no change in her health status

7/5/19 This feisty girl is still in our treatment facility. She had to have a talon amputated due to it being infected. She is receiving and antibiotic because of the infection. This should not keep her from being released eventually, if she meets all other requirement for release

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