All the birds at this center have been rescued from the wild, some damaged in accidents or trapped in fishing line and others treated too long like pets and therefore unable to return to the wild. Some carry permanent damage in the form of twisted wings or a missing eye, but all get medical treatment and plenty of loving care at the Center, which also conducts education programs for schoolchildren and offers tips for those who want to help injured raptors.
And of course they take donations. Someone has to pay for all those meaty bits of rats and mice the raptors eat, right? May as well be me. (They probably wouldn't like it if I tried to mail them the dead mice that turn up in our mousetraps.)
|Barred owl with handler.|