Mississippi Kites: Admitted for Gunshot Wounds
In May 2015, 2 Mississippi Kites were admitted to the Kathryn G. Favre Wildlife Hospital at World Bird Sanctuary with gunshot wounds. Our volunteer veterinarian, Dr. Stacey Schaeffer treated both birds.
One of the birds was healthy and strong enough for release and was returned to the wild in June 2015.
Great Horned Owl: Trapped in a Soccer Net
In May 2015, a Great Horned Owl was brought into the hospital by staff from Immacolata School after it had flown into the school’s soccer net and got stuck. The school’s principle had cautiously cut the tangled net around the owl, put him in a box to be brought into the hospital.
Dr. Stacey Schaeffer, did a thorough assessment of the owl, while untangling it from the net. The diagnosis was good but the owl did have wing damage that would require treatment. By struggling in the net the owl had rubbed the net cord through its skin leaving an exposed wound. The wound was treated and healed.
The Great Horned Owl made a full recovery and was returned to the wild in July 2015.