Pennsylvania Rehab Eagle Doing Well!
February 20th, 2017
On August 26th, 2016, the American Eagle Foundation posted a social media update about an eagle we took in from Franklin County, Pennsylvania which had been caught in a fur trap and subsequently lost talons on each foot.
After five months of treatment at the American Eagle Foundation, the eagle has made significant progress with its recovery. A blood test determined the juvenile bald eagle is a female and she has been nicknamed Penny by AEF staff. After undergoing two major surgeries and multiple treatment regiments to correct and stop infection in her feet, the main functionality of her feet have been saved, however, she cannot properly hunt. This is a fatal disability in the wild, therefore most likely making her a non-releasable eagle. We can assure you that she will live a comfortable life in AEF captivity if this becomes her permanent home!