Rescued owl suffers unrecoverable injury

An adult barn owl was found wounded on a Clackamas County road July 21, 2014. (CCSO)
An adult barn owl was found wounded on a Clackamas County road July 21, 2014. (CCSO)

HUBBARD, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A wounded and endangered owl found in the roadway by two women suffered an unrecoverable shoulder injury, Clackamas County officials said.

Savana Biggart, of Canby, and Jessica Montgomery, of Aurora, were driving along South Barlow Road and Highway 211 around 3 a.m. Monday morning when they saw “eyes in the roadway,” the sheriff’s office said.

The two turned their vehicle around to get a better look and found an adult barn owl in the street unable to fly. Biggart and Montgomery called the sheriff’s office non-emergency number.

The owl was then stabilized, placed in a container and transported to Northwest Veterinary Specialists.

But the sheriff’s office, citing other information, said the owl’s dislocated shoulder leaves no chance for recovery.

Euthanasia is recommended, the report said.

Earlier information provided indicated the owl was an endangered spotted barn owl. Authorities later corrected that to reflect it was an adult barn owl.

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