The men and women who work at Animal Hospitals are truly unsung heroes. More often than you’d believe, they take in wild animals who are injured with nowhere else to turn. This is one of those stories.
Late one night, this bald eagle was rushed into an unsuspecting animal hospital with a devastating injury: A badly broken wing, possibly from being struck by a vehicle! Vets gave the eagle a knick name on the fly and began calling him Freedom as they tended to his wounds.
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The bald eagle was dropped off in a cardboard box, in no condition to fly.
The massive bird had to be carefully transported to the vet's table for x-rays.
With talons the size of the vet's hand, you better believe everyone was extremely cautious.
Doctors wore heavy gloves and kept sweet Freedom calm during his examination.
Vets discovered Freedom had an open fracture - where bone broke through his skin - and did their best to sedate and then repair his beautiful wing.
Thankfully, precious Freedom's MASSIVE wingspan was expertly restored to all its glory!
Once Freedom was stabilized, vets contacted a wildlife rehab center. Freedom was given long-term treatments, and the rehab will eventually attempt to reintroduce the beautiful bald eagle into the wild once more!
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