Release Day!

When we receive an emergency call on our Wildlife Hotline, we quickly dispatch the closest available Rescue/Transporters to bring the Animal to safety. On January 27th, a call came in from a NYS Trooper regarding a Red-tailed Hawk on the side of the Bethpage State Parkway. Rescue/Transport Volunteer Sheila quickly responded. With the help of the trooper, she was able to safely contain the hawk and bring her to our hospital.

Unable to stand or perch upright for an entire week, we suspect she had sustained a hard hit to her head by a fast moving vehicle. After nearly a month receiving supportive care while

she recovered from her injuries, she was ready to start to build up her atrophied flight muscles. Thanks to our friends at the Sweetbriar Nature Center, our patient had the opportunity to increase her flight stamina alongside other rehabilitating Red-tails.

On Friday March 9th, ending a six week rehabilitation, our resilient hawk flew beautifully and strongly back to her home at Bethpage State Park!

194-A Bayville Road Locust Valley, NY 11560

(516) 674-0982

Volunteers for Wildlife, Inc. is a tax exempt 501(c)3 not-for-profit charitable organization. Copies of our annual audited financial statements as well as annual IRS 990 and NY State CHAR500 reports can be accessed on the NYS Attorney General's Charity website

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