• SPCA Offering Reward: Hawk Shot by BB Gun

    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 red-tailed hawk near San Benancio and Harper Canyon last month. On July 10th, the SPCA Wildlife Rescue Center rescued a red-tailed hawk unable to fly. The hawk suffered a broken wing caused by being illegally shot with a BB gun near San Benancio and Harper Canyon.

    X-rays showed a BB embedded in his left wing, fracturing his ulna. SPCA Wildlife Rescue staff treated his injury with help from the Avian and Exotic Clinic in Monterey. We wrapped his wing to stabilize the injury and provided pain medication and antibiotics. Once healed, we provided physical therapy by gently stretching his wing to encourage muscle movement. He is now recovering and gaining the necessary strength in order to fly again and survive in the wild. Thanks to your generous support of our work, we hope to release him back to the wild next week.

    Red-tailed hawks are protected under the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The statute makes it unlawful without a waiver to pursue, hunt, take, capture, kill or sell birds on the list, including red-tailed hawks. If you have any information about this case, please contact The SPCA at 831-373-2631. All calls are completely confidential. To donate to help rescue injured and orphaned wild animals, please call the SPCA or donate online at www.SPCAmc.org.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on August 16, 2013

    Topics: Front PG News, Police Log

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