For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Michelle Pintar
Phone: (414) 431-6104
Blue Heron to “Soar to Great Heights”
– Celebrate life with the Wisconsin Humane
Society Wildlife Rehabilitation Center staff as
they release a Great Blue Heron. “Jade” was admitted
to the Wildlife Hospital on August 1 in serious
condition – weak, very thin and dehydrated.
The young heron
didn't have the opportunity to perfect his hunting
skills before the summer temperatures soared into
the high 90's. Jade was found highly stressed and
overheated on a busy corner in downtown Milwaukee.
He was well below what is considered to be a healthy
weight, weighing only 75% of what he should.
team worked quickly, treating Jade with an electrolyte,
glucose and water solution to combat dehydration.
Two weeks of top-notch care, including a diet of
100 fish a day, has Jade fully hydrated, his weight
is where it should be and he is ready to take flight!
Great Blue Heron Release
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Scout Lake Park
Just south of Grange St. on Loomis Rd.
in Greendale, Wis.
Meet at the parking lot on the south side of the
· Jade's transport carrier will be opened
and Jade should rush out of the carrier and take
Wisconsin Humane Society