• Great Egret Found Shot Near School in Soledad

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    The SPCA for Monterey County is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who shot a federally protected Great Egret in Soledad.

    The Great Egret was found at Main Street Middle School in Soledad on Sunday and rushed to the SPCA Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center for care. The bird was suffering a fracture of the metacarpals on its right wing. X-rays revealed a pellet in the right ring at the sight of the fracture and another on the left side in the muscle. Skilled SPCA wildlife rescuers carefully wrapped the wing and provided antibiotics and pain medications.

    Great Egrets are federally protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. The statute makes it unlawful without a waiver to pursue, hunt, take, capture, kill or sell protected birds like Great Egrets.

    If you have any information about this case, please contact The SPCA at 831-373-2631 or report online. All calls are completely confidential.

    The SPCA Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center is the only full service wildlife rehabilitation center serving Monterey County. We operate under permits from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Your support is extremely important to us, as we do not receive funding from any federal, state or local government agency. Each year, The SPCA Wildlife Center admits over 2,000 animals for treatment and care.
    www.SPCAmc.org.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on August 14, 2015

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