Patient Status and Care
Patient Status information
If you are looking for an update on a patient they are usually available 1-2 weeks after admission. This may take longer depending on a variety of factors, but we are working on updating status’ as quickly as we can. Updates can be found on the website by searching for the patient number on the registration form (i.e. 060816A) that you were given upon admission of the bird. Updates can also be searched by date of admission (060816 – mmddyy), species or type of injury. The listings below are arranged with the most recent at the top of the page.
If you have further questions please feel free to contact us via phone at (330) 591-7300 from 8:00am to 6:00pm Monday-Saturday.
Care and Rehabilitation
Our objective at Medina Raptor Center is to rehabilitate and release any bird that comes to our facility. We care a great deal for each life that we touch and give each bird the best medical treatment that we can, including veterinary care, according to their individual injuries. Unfortunately, sometimes the severity and extent of the injuries remains unknown to us despite our thorough examination. That coupled with the mental shock of the injury can overwhelm the bird and they may pass away despite our efforts.
It is also important to keep in mind that those who do survive may not always recover to an extent to be releasable. Some birds may stay at the center and live as educational ambassadors. On rare occasions, an injury may not heal correctly despite care from licensed veterinarians and a bird must be humanely euthanized. Please know that this is a last resort and not a decision that is made lightly. It is made to spare the bird to a life of chronic pain and suffering.