> On Dec 21, 2017, at 5:23 PM, Beth Mankins <mankinsba...> wrote:
> Hallelujah! I am so thrilled this bird is at ACCA. They are a great organization.
> My personal thank you to everyone in any way that made this a success. I feel strongly now that the owl will have a real chance at survival, a good meal & long overdue rest.
> And a plug for ACCA. It takes at least $7000 a year just to purchase the move for the raptors in recovery. I’m
> Going to put on my FB tonight their link so all those folks with their cell phones can make a donation towards the Snowy’s recovery. WWW.ACCAWV.org
> Happiest of holiday seasons everyone. Mine will be knowing this bird is safe & grateful to everyone who made it possible. You are in my good thoughts tonight.
> Beth Mankins😊👍🏻🦉
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Dec 21, 2017, at 4:00 PM, Jon Benedetti <jon.benedetti...> wrote:
>> This afternoon we had an example of spectacular cooperation between the
>> West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, the United States Fish and
>> Wildlife Service, and The Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia, as the
>> Snowy Owl that has been at the Grand Central Mall was captured. It was
>> examined by Dr. Jesse Fallon and it's wing was indeed damaged. It was also
>> undernourished and had a couple other health issues. The Vienna Police
>> Department was on hand in case there were too many spectators. I am not
>> going to try to list the names of all the folks who helped.
>> The owl will now be given medical care and hopefully will recover to be
>> released back into the wild. It will no longer be disturbed by over eager,
>> if well meaning, folks who would approach too close and flush it.
>> The list of local people who contributed to the successful capture of this
>> owl is lengthy, so I will not mention all the names. The people from each
>> agency did a great job.
>> Thanks to everyone who helped this owl.
>> Jon Benedetti
>> Vienna, WV