News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: Monday, July 21, 2014, 11:04 a.m.
Media and Interested Parties
Via The Oregonian, unfortunate news about the owl we took to the vet this morning -- it was misidentified, and the bird's injuries require its humane euthanasia.
At approximately 3:18 a.m. on Monday, July 21, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a wounded owl in the roadway at S. Barlow Road and Hwy. 211 in Hubbard.
According to a report from the responding deputy:
"Savana Biggart of Canby and Jessica Montgomery of Aurora were driving home from Silverton when they saw eyes in the roadway on Barlow Road. They turned around to see what is was -- and it was an owl that was unable to fly, because of what Savana and Jessica thought was a broken wing.
"They called the non-emergency number and I responded. With help from Savana and Jessica, I was able to get the owl into a container. I transported the injured owl to Northwest Veterinary Specialists (Pet Emergency) on 82nd Drive.
"Personnel on-site at NW Vet Specialists were able to stabilize the owl, and identified it as a Spotted Barn Owl, which is an endangered species. They advised me they were going to transport the Spotted Barn Owl to the Audubon Society in the morning for rehabilitation."
Attached are photos of the owl being treated at NW Vet Specialists.
Sergeant Nathan Thompson
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
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