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Kirkwood Police Officers Rescue Injured Owl

Officers discovered an injured owl on the side of the road while on patrol in Kirkwood. The animal is now in rehab at the World Bird Sanctuary thanks to their actions.

An owl is on the mend thanks to the actions taken by Kirkwood police officers last weekend.

On Sunday at 3:03 a.m., officers found the injured owl on side of road while on patrol in Kirkwood, according to the most recent Wildlife Hotline Call Log. Officers took the owl to the Kirkwood Police Department and kept it in a box. According to the log, the owl was calm. 

The Bi-State Wildlife Hotline advised officers to keep the owl on site until they could pick it up at 8 a.m. and transport it to the World Bird Sanctuary in Valley Park. They were not to feed or give it water and keep the animal cool.

The owl was transferred to the World Bird Sanctuary Sunday morning and is still in rehab.

Learn about other wildlife incidents in Kirkwood, by checking out Wildlife Hotline Call Log: Week of 11/19/2012.

Janis Traube November 30, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Kirkwood has the best police officers! Thank you for all you do! As an animal lover this is extra special. Sincerely Janis and Service Dog Sniper.
Linda Lockhart November 30, 2012 at 06:18 PM
"On Sunday at 3:03 a.m., officers found the injured owl on side of road while on patrol in Kirkwood." Which road? Just wondering where this particular owl turned up.
MMM November 30, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Kirkwood Police Dept. steps up again!! :0) <3
Owen Skoler (Editor) November 30, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Good question, Linda. The wildlife report log didn't state but I'll look into it.
Local Harvest Grocery December 02, 2012 at 03:52 AM
Love stories like this.

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