on getting out one of our Swainsons' hawks in time for their migration.
Thankfully, one of my volunteers found a staging area and she was welcomed into the group. We still have two more Swainsons, but I don't know if/when they will be released. One has a missing eye, well, there is something there, but he is non-visual and the other came in with a broken right leg. The pic says RTHA, but he is a Swainsons. He will get his cast off in about a week or so. Those two may be wintering over with us.
We are trying to get our Saw-Whet owl in the mood to kill, but for now, she's content with 'Club Debbie' and the in-room-services we provide.
We have a Golden Eagle, Mesa, that is ready to kill-test and hopefully will soon be ready to be released.
We are kill-testing our Short-eared owl as well. Apparently she is not as thrilled at this prospect as our little Sharpie was. Oh well, time will tell.
We took in another Kestrel, this one from Moab, Utah after being struck by a man riding a dirt bike there. He's doing well and should be released soon. He came in with a concussion and a slight wing droop in his left wing, although I can't find a fracture anywhere in that wing. Hoping it may be a tissue injury.
Enjoy the pic's. Remember everyone that every donation made up until the 1st of November will be doubled when going to our veterinarian in Utah county, Dr. Jay Ipsen. Donations during this time will be particularly beneficial since they will be doubled and the bill we still have for the year 2011 is quite large and will be applied to it. Thank God he's a patient man. I can't imagine not being able to provide the necessary medical care that Dr. Ipsen provides, such as complex surgeries and x-rays for our patients. These things take money and while we rehabilitators work for free, taking no money at all, our vets are providing these services and a great deal is donated, but not all so these bills pile up without donations to cover them. Please go to our PayPal button and help the wildlife if you can.