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Winter 2018

On the left is one of our hatchling painted turtles from last summer that we are overwintering. We decided to head start this little one because it is so small - nearly the size of a quarter. Here is it basking and showing true painted turtle behavior by extending its hind limb. On the right are two snapping turtle hatchlings that we are also overwintering. We determined that both of these turtles would do best by staying with us during the colder months before they can be released.
turtle  turtles 

This Great Horned Owl (left) was admitted on 2/12 and fortunately has no orthopedic issues, but he is underweight. We are providing supporting care and reintroducing food. The Barred Owl (right) was found on 2/13 on the side of the road. He has an open wound with soft tissue damage. We'll know more after a visit to our vet.
gho  barred owl 

This little screech owl made quite the trip to us after he was discovered in a wood duck box on shared property in the town of Rome. After triage and an exam, it was determined that he could be released after a few days back in his home territory. This is an example of why it is always best to call us if you are concerned about wildlife rather than just leaving them alone.
screech  screech 

We received a call from a woman who found a young injured coyote in her chicken coop. We were able to get her out of the coop and into a kennel cab. She was very emaciated and clearly had mange all over her body. We treated her for the mange and secondary infections. Plus she was well fed during her time with us. We were able to have a successful release.
coyote

We had an adult Great Horned Owl admitted on January 12 after being seen on a low branch of a tree and was being harrassed by crows. It somehow got itself turned upside down on the branch and was hanging on by one foot. Rescuers had to cut the branch down to get the Owl. It was emaciated and severly compromised by Trichomoniasis as seen in the photo. The disease had already had damaging effects on the owl and rapidly progressed to where there was no longer quality of life and was euthanized.
gho



Fall 2018

While they were at recess, students at a Port Washington school found a Great Horned Owl caught in a soccer net. Kristen went to the school and brought it back to Pine View. There's an article about the incident in the Ozaukee Press, and here are some additional photos. We'll post more photos when the Owl is released.
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Summer 2018 

Two fishermen on Lake Michigan rescued a Red-Tailed Hawk recently, and it was brought to us for treatment. You can even read about it in the Ozaukee Press, and the story was on the local news! And the happy ending to the story is that we were able to release the hawk.
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Our first baby Painted Turtle of the year has hatched!
baby painted turtle baby painted turtle


We have our first six hatchlings of the year! It is easy to forget that spring is not the only baby season of the year for wildlife, especially when this round brings such tiny (but just as adorable) creatures into the world.
hatchlings hatchlings


Update on the Merlin: Our rescued Merlin was ready to go, and it let us know it! She flew beautifully and noisely over the field and headed toward the tallest tree on the tree line. She even called out a few times after perching somewhere in the trees making it very clear that this is where she belongs.
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Multiple turtles hit by cars cannot be rehabilitated due to the extreme extent of their injuries. These photos capture the pain and destruction when a turtle was attacked by a dog.
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This is a photo of a turtle that will be a long-term patient at our hospital. The individuals who found this painted turtle after it had been hit by a car felt they could care for it and used Quickie Glue on the severly fractured shell! Why??? This caused permanent damage to the scutes (top of the shell) and makes healing of the broken pieces impossible. Veterinary consultation and x-rays indicate that in time, new tissue will form beneath the damaged shell.
turtle with damaged shell

Recently five fox were released back into the wild after being with us for several months. All of them were admitted as orphans in early spring and now have the skills necessary to survive in the wild.
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fox release fox release
fox release fox release


This immature Merlin was admitted from Sheboygan after colliding with a patio window while trying to escape harrassment by other birds.
merlin


An orphaned immature Coopers Hawk was admitted this week from a fellow rehabilitation center.
coopers hawk


Back home at last! Jim, one of our Board of Director members and a volunteer, released a turtle that we overwintered last year.
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turtle release

Our mantra at Pine View is "There is no such thing as a pet wild animal".


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