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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  • Avatar Krystel H ★★★★★ a week ago
    Didn’t have a chance to read reviews prior to our visit because our beloved little Pum had a random and very scary one off seizure that sent us all into a panic yesterday afternoon. My daughter googling emergency vets while we were in a … More frenzy trying to load this precise cargo in the car resulted in us ending up here and after the care we received from the point of first contact to getting the favourite child home in one piece safe and sound was impeccable!To the lovely ladles on reception, Thankyou! You were so comforting and reassuring during the initial call at the height of our panic. Your guidance over the phone was invaluable and the service received upon arrival was brilliant. Only two calls were made to you guys and a vet closer to home and the reception from both couldn’t have been any more polar opposite which is why we ended up here and I’m so glad we did. You represented your establishment so fabulously. The vet herself and training student were also so lovely and while I never want to go through that experience ever again I’m glad we found you guys because all the reviews are pretty spot on, our family agrees and are so thankful for your help!
  • Avatar Vereena Dodds ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
    Everyone at Lynbrook Vet are so welcoming and caring. Everything is explained to you in great detail so that you know what is going on with your pet. I would 100% recommend them for your fur baby
  • Avatar Marissa L ★★★★★ a month ago
    Highly recommend Lynbrook Vet! I travel 30 minutes to take my fur baby Charlie and would do so in a heart beat any day. The team at Lynbrook goes above and beyond to ensure my dog had a good experience. He came in for a dental clean and … More came out with pearly shinny teeth. He did not show any signs of destress upon picking him up and came home to finish all his dinner.The lovely team provided updates throughout the day via texts and calls - it made me felt really comfortable that he was in good hands.
  • Avatar Katelyn Reynolds ★★★★★ a month ago
    Took our cat BB to the Lynbrook vet once we moved into the area. The other reviews for this vet are accurate. My cat had to go in for a dental and lump removal and the transparency and care were top notch from start to finish throughout … More the day. From the phone calls before, during and after the surgery, to the messages and photos from “our cat” to the detailed aftercare plan. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff in both the vet team and the admin staff. These are our vet team through and through.
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    The BEST veterinary practise. Amazing customer service they remember our dogs and make them feel loved and special at every visit.
  • Avatar Gabriela Zumaran ★★★★★ a month ago
    The have an excellent service and the team is really friendly and caring. I will recommend Lynbrook vet to all my friends. They look after my little one so good.

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