Consider a donation toward the care of a raptor – a hawk or an owl!
Wild Care receives dozens of raptors every year. Many have been hit by cars, suffer secondary rodenticide poisoning (rat and mouse poison), gunshot wounds and more. Some come to us orphaned due to tree removal… Our beloved raptors deserve a break!
One such bird is this Red-tailed Hawk. The bird was found in the middle of the road in Truro. She was anemic, extremely thin, weak, and could not stand up or hold up her head. The hawk was stabilized by Wild Care’s dedicated staff. The first few days were touch-and-go, though she did try to talon the staff, so we knew she had some spunk in her! We were not certain she would survive. A blood test showed that this bird was suffering from a severe case of secondary rodenticide poisoning. This occurs when raptors consume rodents that have been poisoned by rat or mouse poison. We see it far too often at Wild Care. The bird required many weeks of critical care, rodenticide treatment and nutrition. Finally, she was strong enough to be placed in our large outdoor aviary where she could spread her wings, and begin her conditioning for release. What a wonderful day it was when we set her free, back into the wild. This bird’s story had a happy ending. Please make a donation today, and give other raptors a second chance.
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Wild Care Executive Director Stephanie Ellis recently sent a letter to the Joint Committee, Environment and Natural Resources in MA urging them to support upcoming local Bills that would regulate the use of dangerous rodenticides in MA.READ ALL NEWS
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