A Feathered Friend’s Second Chance: A Story of Rescue and Rehabilitation

We wanted to share with you a story about a good Samaritan and a Raven.

Earlier this month we received a phone call from a girl who had seen a Raven walking into walls at the Lynbrook Shopping Centre car park. Dazed and confused with its eyes glued shut, the Raven was in grave danger and needed help. With assistance from a local shop who loaned her a box, Eboni caught the injured Raven and as she was unable to drive, she called an Uber and got the bird to our Lynbrook Vet practice. What an incredible thing to do! I mean wow!

Upon assessment the Raven was found to have its eyes, nostrils and some of its feathers completely covered in a sticky chemical. We dare say this cheeky bird had gotten into some rubbish, coating itself in the gluey residue. Using a gentle saline gauze to wipe the bird, the residue began to come off and the Raven’s eyes opened wide. It was like a switch was flicked as it’s behaviour completely changed and it was rearing to go!!

Before leaving, our team offered Eboni a ride back, but she insisted on arranging another Uber so we could continue caring for animals in need. When we thanked her for her efforts, her response left us humbled and inspired:

“I didn’t do anything special. I just did what everyone should do.” 

Eboni’s humility and kindness resonated deeply with our team. We are immensely grateful to her for her selfless efforts in rescuing this bird. Her quick thinking and compassionate actions undoubtedly saved the Raven’s life. Despite the feather damage caused by the chemical, the Raven is currently recuperating at Wild Days Wildlife Shelter, where it is thriving and nearing release.

At Lynbrook Vet & Berwick Clyde Vet, we hold firm to the belief that every patient, regardless of size or species, deserves unwavering and professional veterinary care. Wildlife is no exception. Our team is dedicated to aiding animals in need and welcomes wildlife cases at no cost to you. We encourage everyone to follow Eboni’s example and take action when encountering an animal in distress. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of our furry and feathered friends.

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