Thursday, February 11, 2010
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Angela Speed
Direct: (414) 431-6104
Great Horned Owl Returns to the Skies
MILWAUKEE – A majestic Great Horned Owl will be returning to the skies this afternoon after being rescued by the Franklin Police Department and treated at the Wisconsin Humane Society’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.
Deputy had been hit by a car in August and sustained a fractured wing that required surgery. After a long recovery, including physical therapy, Deputy is ready to take flight once again.
WHAT: Great Horned Owl Release
WHEN: Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 4:45 p.m.
WHERE: dead end of WEST Lake Pointe Drive, Franklin, WI (see map)
WHO: Scott Diehl, WHS Wildlife Manager, will be releasing Deputy.
When on-location, he will have cell phone # (414) 659-1618.
Did you know that the WHS Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is the largest wildlife hospital of its kind in Wisconsin? Each year, the center receives about 5,000 injured, sick or orphaned wild animals from all over Milwaukee County. You can help us rescue, rehabilitate and release wild animals back into their natural habitats by sponsoring an animal who is in our care right now. Check out the animals in need of sponsorship on the Wildlife section of our Web site at www.wihumane.org. This could make a wild Valentine gift for your special someone, too!
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Interview/Photo Opportunity: Scott Diehl will be on site and available for interviews and Deputy will be available for filming/photos. Please contact Angela Speed at 414-431-6104 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you will be attending the release.