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Posted 14th July 2013, 08:19 PM
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*HELP* Injured Eastern Screech Owl !!!


Okay so my brother had to mow a lawn for a lady as an odd job. She has a fence surrounding her property. Well pulling in I notice some fuzz or something in the fence but I think its probably nothing and dont pay much attention to it and drive away. Well picking up my brother and pulling away the fuzz in the fence seems to have sprouted a head and is staring at me with big fake looking green eyes. Automatically I knew what it was and grabbed a pocket knife from the car and began cutting the poor creature free. What was there was a pitiful sight what was left of the feathers on the radius and ulna were wrapped like bailing twine arount this fence! It took forever to get it free. bring ing it home was painful to look at its right wing had nothing on it no bones, no skin, no muscle. Just red stained bones clearly visible and the limb was completely limp. We started using a dropper to get water in it and about half an hour later it started to perk up. after that we let it rest and later that evening I gave it about 1/2 tsp of finely chopped venison steak. paired with 2 teaspoons water with eletrolytes mixed in. Pleasantly suprised when i awakened the next morning to see it alert and bright eyed the only flaw was its naked bony wing drooped unaturally behind {I followed the same procedure except doubling the meat intake to 1 tsp}. That evening I decided that something must be done... with limited money and resources plus no wildlife center ANYWHERE close. I did reasearch and it seemed the only valuble option was to amputate. As the owl had no use of the limb and it would only be a great place for infection. I held it firmly as my father cut at the joint beetween radius and ulna to humerus. we zip stripped the end of the humerus once everything was off and dipped it in flour. ultimately it only dripped 3 drops of blood. afterwards a generous amount of Neosporin was applied to the wound and surrounding area.{ by the way it was rinsed and irrigated with a saline solution throughout before amputation}. This is the end of the fourth day since we found the little screech owl and it is still very healthy, has a good apetite and good droppings. I am taking special care to make sure that it is not getting dehydrated. Its just that I feel the limb may be dead altgether and fear that it will get infected. we have it inside so no flies may lay eggs. And plan to get some type of antibiotic from a vet for it. like I said its suprisingly very healthy and lively now. I just dont want to lose it after we have done our very best to ensure survival. But an amputation is a very serious thing and bieng 16 years of age I don't have experience. Can anyone please give me any suggestions??? should I take off more of the wing? {Except I do believe there is a major artery if i go higher.} We are giving it the best chance of survival and I know that it would be best if it went to specialists but we dont have that option. Any help at all would be appriciated because as I understand this is truly an odd case.

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Posted 14th July 2013, 09:11 PM
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Ohhhh .. this is a tough one. You really, really, really shouldn't have this bird as it is state and federally protected, and you really, really, really shouldn't have done an at home amputation. This being said, bless you for trying to help.

You really, really, really need to find a rehabber in your area to take this bird. I realize that will almost certainly mean the bird will be euthanized as it no longer has a possibility of being released since it can't fly. But, perhaps we can find someone with the necessary permits to try and help this owl and keep it as an educational bird.

Bird definitely needs to be on antibiotics. Can you get a local vet to provide these?

Need to know what city you are in or near, please.

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Posted 15th July 2013, 09:58 AM
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YES I know this... We are going to try and call to get something to help fight whtever infection it MAY have. It seems lively and everything but wild animals will hide things so. and Im near Muncie.about a half hour from it. Do you know what antibiotics I should ask for or look for?
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you should find a rehabber. do you need some links?
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Posted 15th July 2013, 10:08 AM
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here is one that may contact a rehabber for you.
The DNR Customer Service Center can be reached at (317) 232-4200 or (877) 463-6367, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For emergencies, contact the DNR Division of Law Enforcement Central Dispatch (812) 837-9536
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Posted 15th July 2013, 12:00 PM
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Ok I will do that... Thank you all for your help
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Here is a link to a list of rehabilitators in Indiana: http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/files/fw-RehabList.pdf

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