What’s Next When You Find An Injured Bird?

Wounded birds and animals don’t have to suffer —Licensed wildlife rehabilitators can help.

Jacqueline Dooley

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Rufus, an Eastern Screech Owl rehabilitated by Annie Mardiney, became an education bird due to missing an eye. (Photo: Jacqueline Dooley)

There’s something especially heartbreaking about coming across an injured bird — a creature meant to soar that is suddenly suffering, earthbound.

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Jacqueline Dooley

Essayist, content writer, bereaved parent. Bylines: Human Parts, GEN, Marker, OneZero, Washington Post, Al Jazeera, Pulse, HuffPost, Longreads, Modern Loss