08152019 Red-tailed Hawk - 1
Via volunteer Ross:
Dispatch called about 11:30 a.m. to pick up a juvenile red-tailed hawk in northeast Fort Wayne. Seems the bird had regained some energy after it was picked up and placed on its back in an SUV barely conscious. I decided the best course would be to cover it with a light sheet or towel and hope it didn't attack my head/face in the process. Luckily it had calmed down from its initial excitement (see photo) and I transported it to Pine Valley Vet Clinic without further incident.
08/15/19 Initially evaluation did not reveal any serious injuries. Will be kept in the treatment facility under observation and treated for any possible pain and infections
08/22/19 This Hawk has respopnded will enough to its treatment that it has been moved to our rehabilitation facility. It will be given a couple of days to aclimate to its new environment and then we will begin creance flying. This is when we tether a bird and allow it to fly in a controlled environment. This allows us to keep track of its ability to fly properly