An animal officer in Arizona climbed himself into a dumpster to save two Great Horn owlets.
When a Good Samaritan spotted the tiny birds sitting in a corner of a dumpster, he immediately called the Phoenix Police Department for help. Arizona Humane Society’s Emergency Animal Medical Technicians was then alerted, and soon after a rescue team arrived at the scene. It was officer Andy Gallo who jumped in and rescued the helpless owlets.
The baby owls were around 5-week-old, so unable to fly and there was no sing of their mother anywhere around. They have been, most likely, abandoned by someone. Thankfully, there were both unharmed.
“Sadly, it is unlikely that we will ever know who did that,” said Bretta Nelson, PR manager at Arizona Humane Society. “It is important for people to know that if they can no longer care for their animals to call for help.”
The two tiny owls, have been then taken to the Wild at Heart Raptors, to be cared for. “Our organization cares for about 400-600 hawks, owls and falcons every year,” said Bob Fox – Executive Director at Wild at Heart Raptors. “We take extraordinary measures to save raptors in the Valley.”
Fortunately, it took less than five months for the two rescued owls, named Grover and Diver, to fully recover. “Our owlets have been successfully integrated with a pair of Great-horned owl foster parents here at Wild at Heart and they are doing well,” the group said. So when the time to be released back in the wild, came, who else would have done the honors, than the man that saved them – Andy Gallo.
This is the moment, these two Great Horn owls are returning where they belong!
h.t. Human Society