10142019 Barred Owl - 1-X

Location of Rescue: 
Rome City, IN
Admission Date: 
Cause of Admission: 
Potential car strike, eye injury
UPDATE: 05/27/2020 Legally we are only allowed to keep a wild bird for 180 days if it is considered non releasable, unless we can find a facility interested in taking a raptor as a display bird or an education bird. Unfortunately we were unable to find an interested facility. We had to euthanize this bird as it had reached its 180 day limit

This afternoon Lana received a call from a friend who had rescued a barred owl. Kim had been notified of an owl along S.R. 9 at U.S. 6 and had it contained before notifying Lana.  Lana met Kim at U.S. 6 and I-69.  Lana transported the bird to Auburn where she met Kat.  Kat transported the owl to Dr. Funnel for triage. The owl was found to have OD hyphema, flat flies, and mouth flukes. 

10/22/2019 This owl's xrays were normal so treatment continues for its eye injuries. It is slowly starting to eat on its own.

10/29/19 Eye treatment continues for this owl. It is eating well on its own. It will remain in our treatment facility

11/3/19 This owl has improved enough for it to be moved to our rehabilitation facility

12/15/19 The veterinary staff has determined this owl is non releasable due to its vision issue

1/5/2020 The status of this bird has not changed

02/02/2020 The status for this owl remains unchanged

03/02/2020 Our placement coordinator has found a possible permanent home for this guy

04/05/2020 This owl's status remains the same

05/05/2020 This owl's status remains the same

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