Monday, February 15, 2011
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Angela Speed
Direct: (414) 431-6104
REHABILITATED COOPER’S HAWK TO FLY ONCE AGAIN
MILWAUKEE – Celebrate with the Wisconsin Humane Society Wildlife Rehabilitation Center staff as they release Alice, a Cooper’s Hawk, back into the wild.
Alice was found lying beside the road in West Allie, bleeding from her mouth. She was rescued by a caring citizen and brought to the WHS Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.
Alice was badly injured. She was in shock, had a concussion, and had no visual response in her right eye. The experienced WHS wildlife hospital staff worked quickly, treating the hawk with an electrolyte and water solution to combat shock and dehydration, and administered anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving medicine. Weeks of supportive care followed. Now, more than five weeks of top-notch care has Alice fully recovered and ready to take flight!
WHAT: Cooper’s Hawk Release
WHEN: Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Intersection of S. 61st Street and W. Orchard Street, West Allis
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: The hawk will be held in-hand for a few minutes for media photographs before being tossed into the air to take flight!
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Media Contacts: Angela Speed, (414) 431-6104, Scott Diehl, (414) 659-1618 (cell in field).