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New Patients - Follow Their Journeys

Spring 2017

Pine View admitted 10 fox this year including the ones mentioned below. Nine of these were released back to the wild. The photos below illustrate how the fox matured up until the time they were released last week.
fox pups bigger pup
fox release

Pine View admitted eight young Great Horned Owl this spring. The first photo shows how they look when they were admitted. The second is when the juveniles are now ready to leave the pre-flight cages and head toward the larger enclosures which will promote flight, accuracy in hunting, and navigability. Unfortunately, we are lacking the necessary additional flight cage to accommodate their needs. Our GoFundMe page (along with private donations) will hopefully provide the funds for the needed. Your support is urgently needed. On behalf of these birds, thank you.
young owl juvenile owl

As a result of recent heavy storms, this young eagle that was born a few months ago was grounded. The strong winds north of Manitowoc caused the entire nest and supportive branches to fall to the ground.

One eaglet died, one is ok, and this one suffered a fractured humerus. Fingers crossed.

This is another good reason for a new flight cage.
young eagle

An adult male snapper was was found off a pier in Waterford, WI, with an arrow going through his entire body. The homeowner thought it might have happened when people were hunting carp and hit the turtle by accident. Due to extensive internal injuries, the turtle had to be euthanized.
injured turtle injured turtle

Here are our two newest patients. It's a bit late in the season, but this Great Horned Owl has an attitude and is doing well. The fox was rescued from Kenosha where he was found when his mother died. The pup was in a live trap for two days without food or water.
GHO Fox pup

These 3 fox pups had been trapped in a 5-foot well for nearly a week! Luckily, there were found by the property owners who gave us a call. They have now been admitted to our hospital for evaluation and care.
well well
well well
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A Screech Owl was rescued by a citizen after it was hit by a car. Weeks later after treatment, we were able to release it back to the wild. screech owl

These two fox were brought to us by the DNR. People had kept them as pets! Because they had only been kept for one year, it is possible they can be released to the wild. But please remember our mantra....THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A PET WILD ANIMAL!
fox fox

Our first owl arrived thanks to Fellow Mortals. It's just 4 days old and still has its egg tooth on its beak. It is currently in stable condition, and we will provide more information in the spring newsletter.
baby owl

Winter 2017

A DNR Warden traveled an hour to bring a red fox running with a steel leg hold trap on the front paws. The traps are being set illegally. The fox's foot remains extremely swollen, and x-rays will determine the extent of damage to the bones. The expediency of the young warden prevented further damage. The fox is currently resting.
Injured fox
Update: In the wildlife rehabilitation profession, every patient released brings a degree of satisfaction and joy. Every loss of a patient prompts disappointment and mixed emotion. There are specific cases that elicit anger in the injustice of unnecessary and painful deaths of innocent wildlife victims. According to the game warden, an illegal trap placed in an urban area ensnared this beautiful animal. The warden brought the injured patient to Pine View. Multiple experiences over the years with episodes of this type of injury caused us to have doubts on the outcome. Despite an in-spite of analgesics, appropriate housing, food, water, and medications, the animal began to self mutilate in a period of two days. It's important to understand that survival instincts preclude our best medical and professional efforts. Removing this patient from further injury and increased pain was the only option. Data supports the hypothesis that a three-legged fox does not survive in the wild.
Fox foot injured
What we can do is continue to voice concerns over non-targeted victims of traps, encourage local authorities to discontinue this inhumane practice, and be on alert for traps in your neighborhoods. Call your local representatives and local DNR. Such needless and unnecessary suffering and death.

A couple rescued this Great Horned Owl during the snowstorm last week. He was found on the side of the road with all the snow slush piled around him. Luckily, they spotted him and got him out of harms way. He suffered some minor injuries and is slightly underweight. Over the past few days, he has been showing good signs of improvement and will probably be released soon. Stay tuned!
Great Horned Owl
Update! This Great Horned Owl was released on 2//6/17! To see the video, click here.
GHO Release

This Screech Owl was found on the side of the road in Saukville. He suffered minor head trauma but was released after making great improvement.
Screech Owl

This very small Barred owl was admitted to our hospital after being extracted from a barbed wire fence. The owl, after what could have been hours writhing about on the barbs, suffered extensive damage to the muscles, tissues, and veins. In addition, there was much blood lost. The combination of such trauma, hemorrhaging, and extensive damage to the wing, was too much for the bird to survive. We encourage land owners to either remove or frequently check on their fencing.
barred owl

This Great Horned Owl was picked up in Jackson on October 31. It was extremely underweight at just over 2 pounds. After months of rebahilitation including physical therapy, daily exercise, enrichment enclosures, and patients, her body weight is now over 4 pounds, and we have moved her to a larger outdoor cage this week. The next step will be to move her to a flight cage and we hope to release her soon.
Great Horned Owl in cage

Our mantra at Pine View is "There is no such thing as a pet wild animal".

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