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Injured mourning dove! please help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by waddell5farm, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. waddell5farm

    waddell5farm New Egg

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    What should I do! It is wet and seems to be deaf as it is not reacting to any loud sounds
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I was reading that it is illegal to capture a mourning dove...they are Federally protected and thus I would call a wildlife rehabilitation expert.

    http://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/
    scroll to about halfway down the page..."what do you do if you find an injured..." and it gives a link to find an expert.
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Oh I just noticed you are in Canada. I have no clue about Canada.
     
  4. waddell5farm

    waddell5farm New Egg

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    Ok thnks for trying
     
  5. Nambroth

    Nambroth Fud Lady

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    It is a bit late tonight but yes, your best bet is contacting some type of rehabilitator of wild birds. You can try calling local vets to see if they have contact information.

    The photo suggests that has suffered some sort of trauma (maybe a predator?) and is in shock or otherwise not doing very well. If it had a tangle with a predator such as a cat then it would need antibiotics administered by a rehabber right away as otherwise they can succumb very quickly to infection. Poor critter. I hope it does not suffer.
     

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