Dec 22 - Dec 28

Thank You Members and Supporters

Thank you to all who have renewed your BMW membership or made a year-end donation. Your generosity is appreciated very much and will help BMW continue caring for wildlife in 2015. If you have not yet done so, please consider making a year-end gift to BMW.

Great Horned Owl vs Barbed-wire Fence

The first admission last week was a Great Horned Owl whose right wing had become tangled in a barbed-wire fence. When found, the owl was standing on a fence wire with his wing stuck to the wire above. It took an hour to clean and suture the wound. So far the sutures are holding, although there may be some areas where the skin will slough. We remain cautiously optimistic that the owl will be the ultimate victor.

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Christmas Red-tailed Hawk

Christmas day ended on a sad note with the admission of an adult Red-tailed Hawk. X-rays taken the following day at Pendleton Veterinary Clinic confirmed the hawk had been shot with a shotgun. In addition to fracturing his right humerus and causing extensive internal hemorrhaging, at least two pellets passed through the hawk damaging his left elbow and right hip. The injuries were too extensive to repair and he was humanely euthanized.

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Happy New Year

As 2014 draws to a close and I write this final newsletter of the year I am incredibly grateful to all who support Blue Mountain Wildlife with your time, talents and finances. We couldn't do what we do without you. I wish everyone joy and peace in the coming year.

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