Great Horned Owl Rescued

Owls getting caught in soccer nets around the Metro is a common call received by Animal Control.

Officers rescue Great Horned Owl

Monday, September 21, 2015 | Animal Control

Shout out to Animal Control Officer Ryan for rescuing this Great Horned Owl earlier today that managed to get itself caught in a soccer field net. Our ACO initially rescued and attempted to release it, but the owl was limping slightly so he recaptured it and it will be going to Raptor Recovery. What a great story to kick off the week, Great Job Ryan!

If you come across an injured owl, hawk or another bird of prey, do your best to keep an eye on it, but try not to stress it by chasing after it, touching it, etc. If the bird must be captured for its own safety, place it in a box and store it in a quiet warm place. Keep children and pets at a safe distance. It's not necessary to offer food or water during the brief time you may find yourself housing the animal. Call NHS immediately so we can respond to assess the situation.

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