Officer helps rescue injured owl

Published: Mar. 24, 2017 at 5:43 PM CDT
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An owl is rescued thanks to a local police officer.

Officer Travis Hakes of the Lake Hallie Police Department says he helped rescue the owl yesterday after receiving a report of an injured owl which could not fly.

He says they were able to drop a blanket over the bird and put it in a pet carrier. The owl was then taken to the Wildlife Rehabilitation center in Colfax. Officer Hakes says this is his second time rescuing an owl.

“Conservation is always important to me so anytime on duty or off duty, I can help get an animal rehabilitated and set free it's always a positive thing for me and I enjoy it.”

Officer Hakes say the owl is doing better and is eating and moving around at the rehabilitation center. For more info on Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release in Colfax, click on the related links section.