Source: Raptor’s Delight
A few weeks ago we found a juvenile saw-whet owl in my yard, hiding under the slide with a broken wing. And I have to tell you, he was the most adorable thing you have ever seen!!! With a broken wing, we couldn’t return him to his nest and have him survive. So instead, we took him the Raptor Rehabilitation Center in my hometown of Quincy. It’s the only facility for a fair distance that cares for wild animals with the goal of release if possible, or for educational purposes if not. And we brought Newton to them for care. Check out the video and this wonderful veterinarian who runs the facility.
This a service they provide free to anyone who brings in a wild animal who has been hurt. And while they specialize primarily in birds in the raptor family, they also take in snakes, raccoons, and once even a bear cub, as well as any other hurt wild animal brought to them.They are a non-profit and survive entirely on private donations to keep this wonderful service possible. And as a non-profit, they are always needing donations of time, money & meat. If you would like to help, you can contact them at:
The Raptor Rehabilitation Center 2522 Locust Street, Quincy, IL 62301 (217) 228-1982