Nov 30, 2012

Peregrine Update

UPDATE 11-26-12

Today, experts at the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley confirmed the falcon was shot. The projectile, likely a pellet, entered the chest and exited out the back. The bird is currently in stable condition and holding its wings tightly against its body - a good sign! The California Department of Fish and Game has been notified.

UPDATE 11-29-12

Unfortunately, radiographs revealed two fractures in the shoulder. The bird would never fly again and, if kept alive, it would be in pain for the rest of its life. It was euthanized earlier today.

The California Department of Fish and Game (Wildlife) is leading an investigation, hoping to find who shot the bird. Meanwhile, through generous pledges and donations, WildRescue is able to post a reward of $1,000.00 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for shooting the falcon. They can report anonymously through CalTip at 1-888-334-2258. Pledges to increase the reward amount should be sent to Donations can be made HERE.


melandsyd said...

What a crying shame and only a 1k reward?
That bird was so sweet the way it looked up into the eyes of the person holding it to receive its pain meds. I'm just sick about this, how sad!

Anonymous said...

Very sad to hear that all the efforts of those who do care were not enough to counter the
ignorant act of one. I hope that the person who shot this bird is found, educated in
regard to respecting the wildlife, and then punished by the legal system which is in
place to protect these birds.

Anonymous said...

What a sad and infuriating event! I hope the killer is found BUT, knowing our system, he/she will get only a slap on the wrist and, maybe,
do a few hours of community service. When are humans going to start appreciating and caring about our wildlife? We need much stricter laws and punishment to protect our innocent wildlife.