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Sep 19, 2019

You can help this majestic bird heal!

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$2,325 needed for surgery, medications, food and follow up care so this bald eagle can heal and return to the wild.

Sad news to share

Following a successful surgery to repair a broken wing, the bald eagle passed away. Several days after the surgery, the eagle passed from acute pneumonia. His symptoms came on and progressed extremely quickly despite our emergency intensive care. While we were not able to save this beautiful bird, we take comfort knowing he passed with a full belly of food and surrounded by people who cared for him.

Any remaining funds not used for this eagle's care were used to continue the work happening at the Wildlife Center every day, including another surgery to repair a broken humerus on a red-tailed hawk. The hawk is recovering from surgery and doing well in our care. We are optimistic he will recover well and hopefully be able to return home soon.

Thank you for your support and compassion which is giving animals in need the best chance at a new beginning.

Red-tailed hawk with broken wing recovering from surgery

We have fantastic news to share!

We have fantastic news to share! Thanks to generous support of this bald eagle's help me heal fund, we raised more than the amount needed for surgery, medications, food and follow up care.

The bald eagle is scheduled for surgery today with the University of Wisconsin Veterinary Care Special Species Services team. By the end of today he will be back in our care to rest and recover for at least eight weeks before being transferred to a facility with a 100' flight pen to finish his rehabilitation.

Thanks to our community this majestic bird is getting the second chance he deserves. Thank you!

Help this majestic soar again!

Earlier this week an adult bald eagle was brought to Dane County Humane Society’s Wildlife Center badly in need of help. The eagle had been eating from a carcass on the road in Dodge County just east of the City of Columbus. He was struck by a vehicle and caught in the grill, suffering significant injuries. Thankfully some Good Samaritans contacted DCHS’s Wildlife Center and were able to safely contain the bird.

Once the eagle arrived at DCHS’s Wildlife Center, staff discovered he had a fractured radius and ulna in his right wing which would require surgical repair. The University of Wisconsin Veterinary Care Special Species Services team has offered to perform the surgery with the aid of the orthopedics team in order to give this eagle the greatest chance of a full recovery and release.

Following surgery this beautiful bird will return to DCHS’s Wildlife Center to rest and recover for at least eight weeks before being transferred to a facility with a 100’ flight pen to finish his rehabilitation.

Please help us raise $2,325 needed for this bald eagle’s surgery, medications, food and follow up care so this majestic bird can heal and return to the wild.

DCHS's Wildlife Center is funded by generous donations from the community. Any additional funds raised will be used to continue the work our Wildlife Center staff does every day to help injured, orphaned and ill wildlife from throughout the Greater Madison region.

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