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post #1 of 7 Old 06-06-2012, 12:11 AM Thread Starter
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Hurt Barred Owl in Need of Placement

Hello!! My hubby is a veterinarian (small animal mainly) and received a call last night about a barred owl being hit on the road and not moving around too much. The person who called it in had stopped because he wanted to see if he could legally get it stuffed, which you can't. The owl is a bird of prey and is protected. Anyway....the owl is young and skinny and had stopped on the road to eat a rabbit he caught and got run over. I went with and we took him to the clinic and did radiographs and gave him fluids (we took his rabbit with him too). Unfortunately he has a humeral fracture in his wing which will need fixed, but still leaves him with a poor prognosis for flight ever again. My hubby is willing to attempt to fix it (he did raptor rehab through undergad and vet school), but the laws make it tricky. You can't release a bird with hardware and the break is bad.

Anyway...we need to find the guy a permanent home as an educational bird or at an aviay or zoo and we need to do it quickly. We have calls into local places and only heard from one who said to euthanize him, but he is so young and doing very well otherwise it would be a shame to go that route so quickly. We are waiting answers from other local rehabs.

Does anyone on here have any connections to raptor rehab, zoo or aviary places? I would love to see this guy placed somewhere. I know it is a long shot, but thought I would try. We are not looking for money - we will pay to get him fixed up. We just need a home.

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post #2 of 7 Old 06-06-2012, 12:55 AM
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I wish I could have him as a pet. I adore owls. :) The only aviary that I know of is one out in Cumberland in western Maryland. You could always find an animal exhibitor, like someone who does animal shows for schools or something like that.
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there is one in spokane wa

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post #6 of 7 Old 06-06-2012, 01:13 PM
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There is a lovely bird center here at one of the state parks -it's located at Hardy Lake (812) 794-3800 DNR: Hardy Lake Even if they aren't able to help directly, they may be a great resource to get you in touch with someone who can take him.
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post #7 of 7 Old 06-06-2012, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the suggestions! We are in Wisconsin. We might have found a place for him to go and live out his life. Will check out the Hardy Lake DNR too.
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