Dunwoody North resident Gary Betz found an injured hawk in distress and didn't know what to do so he posted the picture above to the comments of my blog, to twitter and probably a few other social media sites. Within minutes he was receiving replies and suggestions on how to help the bird. After Gary rescued the bird out of the tree, the hawk was transferred over to DeKalb County Animal Services where they hope to rehabilitate him and release it once again to watch over the fine City of Dunwoody. Kudos good man.Below are a few of Gary's tweets from the evening.
*** Hawk Emergency *** I'm in Dunwoody, Georgia and 100 yards away from me is this wounded hawk. Who should I go to?
Every place is ether closed or say they can assist if I bring the hawk in. Putting on my gloves & safety glasses now.
Sadly yes, it has flies coming from the wound in its right wing. Has a bone showing. About 7 feet up in the tree.
Captured the wounded hawk with a couple of neighbors and is in my garage now in my laundry basket awaiting AC.
So, County Animal Control picked up my hawk, the cool thing is if they are able to rehabilitate her, they will release her at my address.
Gary, in doing the research on this, I found the Atlanta Wild Animal Rescue Effort (AWARE) who also could have helped.