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Winter 2017/2018

At dusk on February 16, Kristen Ternes rescured a Bald Eagle near Lake Michigan in Ozaukee County. Upon admit, the bird's body was contorted, head slung backwards, wings extended, and an obvious lack of vision. Two days later, thanks to the super team of Kelli and Gary Durians, the bird was able to stand, has retained eyesight, and is improving... for now. Further evaluation and assessment to include blood work and a fecal test will be necessary. Any donations to benefit this patient are greatly appreciated, including fish.
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Update! The Bald Eagle admitted last Friday is now eating on his own and has gained quite the appetite. Blood was drawn today to test for lead poisoning along with a variety of blood values. There has been a marked improvement in the birds demeanor and hopefully the tests will yield results that coincide with our anecdotal observations.
Eagle update

In the past two weeks, Pine View has had a higher number of admits than normal for this time of year. A Rough-Legged Hawk was rescued by Kristen in the town of Belgium after dusk. A concerned citizen called after spotting this gorgeous bird struggling along the side of the road. Early indicators suggest vehicular trauma. X-rays show a greenstick fracture in the radius which we are optimistic will heal with immobilization of the wing and rest.
rough legged hawk injured wing

An ornate box turtle was admitted on 1/20 and is very enthused about his food. For the staff, it was a joyous moment as when this Wisconsin endangered species was admitted, he was extremely dehydrated, emaciated, and x-rays revealed advancing metabolic bone disease. With intense triage, observation, medication, and appropriate habitat, the turtle is recovering slowly.
turtle eating box turtle

On 1/29/18 this red-tailed hawk was admitted from the Mequon area after what seems to have been a collision with a wind turbine. Fortunately x-rays showed no fractures but this unfortunately meant we could not guesstimate the rate of recovery, if there was to be one at all. As you can see from the pictures below she went from being lethargic and weak to the prideful bird we all know red tails to be within one weeks time and continues to make improvements!
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This Great-Horned owl was found on the side of the road in the Boltonville area on 1/28/18 after possibly being hit by a car. He unfortunately succumbed to his compromised state of emaciation combined with stress and died a few days after being admitted. 

On December 18, a Great Horned Owl was admitted after he was found on the side of the road in Waldo. He was admitted with severe bruising on both wings, but luckily he had no fractures. After a month of rest and flight therapy, he was released back to the same area where he was found.
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This young, first-year Red-Tailed Hawk was admitted to Pine View the day before Thanksgiving after being hit by a car in Cedar Grove. She was extremely lucky not to have any fractures or major injuries and was released in early to mid December.
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Unfortunately, not all of our stories have happy endings, especially at this time of year. This little Screech Owl was admitted on December 4 from Newburg with injures typical of being hit by a car. The vet discovered that she was cortically blind in one eye due to head trauma, and her other eye was also not functioning. Knowing that she could not survive with blindness in the wild, it was determined that she should be euthanized.
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Fall 2017

After over six months recuperating and participating in our rehabitation therapy and pre-flight training, this gorgeous Red-Tailed Hawk was released back to the wild on a beautiful late November afternoon. The joys of rehabilitation! Thanks to our membership for your support.
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Two new patients were recently admitted to our hospital. The first is a Saw-whet Owl who came to us from Cedar Grove with strained wing muscles after being caught in a net. Its stay with us was short; it was released back in Cedar Grove last week. The second patient is a Peregrine Falcon sent to us from the WE Energies power station in Sheboygan. WE Energies have built nesting boxes at their plants with considerable success. This bird is being treated for a fractured metacarpal.
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At our annual Gala, we released the last of the Great Horned Owls we had rehabilitated this year. Justin Walker, an Ozaukee-based photographer, was able to capture this moment.
Owl release

As we enter October, Pine View begins to release many of the owls we have cared for since April or May. Here is Kristen releasing one of our screech owls.
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Our mantra at Pine View is "There is no such thing as a pet wild animal".

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