Bye, bye, GHOW
On July 21, 2020, the rescue line received a call from Wolcottville, IN about an owl caught in a barbed wire fence. Rescuer Louie Lee picked the bird up and brought it to ICU. Luckily, he had no broken bones, but the soft tissue on his wing was very red and swollen. He spent several months with us, but was fully recovered in December and, on December 19, volunteer Kristen Werling released him near where he was found. The original finders were concerned about the owl eating their chickens and did not want to be present at the release nor did they want him released on their property. The owl was hesitant to leave the box but eventually flew off, crossed a field, and settled into a wooded area on the other side of a creek.