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.

070218B

Admission Date: 07/02/18
Species: American Kestrel
Injury: Unknown
Status: Deceased

063018B

Admission Date: 06/30/18
Species: Downy Woodpecker
Injury: Nest Abandonment
Status: Rehab

063018A

Admission Date: 06/30/18
Species: Barn Swallow
Injury: Nest Abandonment
Status: Rehab

062818A

Admission Date: 06/28/18
Species: Red Tail Hawk
Injury: Nest Abandonment
Status: Deceased

062718B

Admission Date: 06/27/18
Species: Eastern Screech Owl
Injury: Transfer from Permit Holding Facility
Status: Rehab

062618A

Admission Date: 06/26/18
Species: Eastern Screech Owl
Injury: Unknown
Status: Rehab

062318A

Admission Date: 06/23/18
Species: Red Tail Hawk
Injury: Nest Abandonment
Status: Deceased

061818C

Admission Date: 06/18/18
Species: Barn Swallow
Injury: Nest abandonment
Status: Rehab

061818B

Admission Date: 06/18/18
Species: Barn Swallow
Injury: Nest Abandonment
Status: Rehab

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