08072019 Eastern Screech Owl - 1

Location of Rescue: 
Salamonie Reservoir, IN
Admission Date: 
Cause of Admission: 
Broken wing
UPDATE: 09/01/2019 This Owl has been moved to a volunteer's home. This Volunteer has experience working with birds so it can eventually become an education bird. It involves getting them use to sitting on a glove and being handled by humans. Because of its impaired vision , it is considered non releasable.

Via volunteer Pam:

On 8/7, a caller contacted the DNR at Salamonie about a red phase screech owl that his son found in the middle of a road between Madison County and Grant County. The caller picked up the bird and kept it at his house for a couple of days because he did not know who to call. Fortunately, the owl was being fed mice while he was at the house. The owl was brought to the Interpretive Center at Salamonie Park and Soarin' Hawk was contacted. The bird was picked up at Salamonie and transferred to the ICU.

Upon examination, it was discovered that the owl had a broken wing. The wing was wrapped and the bird was given fluids and pain medicine and was sent to Pine Valley Veterinary clinic for x-rays.

08/10/19 This owl was discovered to have an old fracture that had started to heal incorrectly. It is non repairable . It is considered an unreleasable bird. It will be observed for its ability to have quality of life in captivity

08/18/2019 This Owl is still in our treatment facility for observation

08/25/19 This Owl continues to improve in our treatment facility

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