MADISON (WKOW) – A snowy owl rescued earlier this month by a Beaver Dam farmer has now found a home at a New London animal rehabilitation center.
After the farmer called the DNR, officials contacted Dane County Humane Society’s Wildlife Center for further advice. DNR employee Wendy Meier then went to see the bird and discovered it would no longer be able to fly.
A Dane County Humane Society volunteer transported the injured snowy owl to Dane County Humane Society’s Wildlife Center from Beaver Dam where they found the bird was thin, dehydrated and had a dislocated right elbow.
Due to the severe nature and age of the dislocation, the wing could not be repaired in a way that would allow future flight, meaning the owl could not be released back to the wild.
While the owl was not able to return home, it did find a home at The Feather in New London, a wildlife rehabilitation and education center.
Veterinarians for The Feather will take over medical care for the snowy owl in anticipation of her becoming an ambassador to educate the public on the importance of conservation and the ecology of snowy owls and other Wisconsin wildlife.