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Poor Gull

August 27th, 2006, 01:15 AM
Earlier today I found an adolescent with a really broken wing and dropped him/her off at our animal emergency. I knew they would have to euthanize him but I just found out, I guess I had a little hope they would be able to transfer the poor thing to the shelter. I'm glad he didn't have to suffer any longer though, I don't even want to imagine what would have happened running around like that downtown. :rip:

August 27th, 2006, 01:17 AM
Wild birds don't tend to recover well from injuries.

RIP Mr Gull.

August 27th, 2006, 07:02 AM
Maya,you did the right thing,although it's really sad for the Gull,he would have a much more painful death left to be attacked by another creature.
Wild birds can be fixed and returned to the wild,even with a broken wing,the problem is finding a place to take them.
We had a"bird-lady"in Oakville who in her life-time rehabilitated thousands of birds,it was good to always have a place to bring wounded birds,but she passed away in her late 80's:rip:a few years back.
Our HS takes birds,they even have a big enclosure for birds,but I am not sure how far they would go to heal a sick one.
Death is iminent for a sick bird,or one that cannot fly,better a quick one than a slow agonizing one.

August 27th, 2006, 11:31 AM
We're really lucky to have a "bird lady" in our small town. You did the right thing though, Maya. Poor little gull. :sad: :rip:

August 27th, 2006, 01:38 PM
Our emergency animal hospital will take an injured wild animal and decide if it should be transferred to the wild animal shelter or if it needs to be euthanized. The wing was actually hanging so I suspect that they thought it might not be fixable or the injury was just more than what they invest in. I'm glad we can take them somewhere but I wish we had a bird lady here.