Eastern Screeh Owl Rescue #11212018
Story via Volunteer Mary Koher:
I received a call from Lynnanne asking if I could meet her in the southwest part of Fort Wayne for a transfer. We met up and she handed over a very quiet Eastern Screech owl that didn’t have a very good day. It seems that Duke Energy had contracted with a tree company to take down a few trees around some power lines. Here this little owl was just sleeping in his cavity when all of a sudden…THUD. He fell 25 ft down to the ground! Thankfully the tree service found him and contacted the DNR who in turn contacted Lynnanne. I got him to our treatment and recovery unit as quick as I could. Upon examination, he was found to have a fractured left wing at the metacarpals. The area was cleaned with chlorohexidine and saline. He was given Meloxicam and Baytril. We bandaged the wound and then secured it with a body wrap. We attempted surgery on November 26th but the bones are so small that a pin could not be placed. We did, however, place a splint on the wing and secured it with a body wrap. He will be nonreleasable and we are hoping to train him to the glove so that he may be placed somewhere as an education bird.
Intake Number : #11212018EASO