Earlier this year, with the help and support of Sonja Hadenfeldt, Michele and Ben Nigg, and Deb Coleman, The RARE Group was able to purchase an anesthesia machine from Vetamac. This piece of equipment allows trained RARE volunteers to anesthetize birds, so they can better perform examinations and physical therapy on birds with fractures, or who are experiencing pain. It is also used for surgeries. We are grateful to have this equipment, which allows us to perform these necessary medical tasks with less stress on our patients. Thank you to all involved!
How to Report An Injured Raptor
If you have found an injured bird, the most effective way to contact us is by calling 319-248-9770. Please leave a message including your name and phone number. We check voicemail messages between the hours of 8 am-6 pm. Email and Facebook messages may not be checked as frequently as voicemail. The most helpful thing to do if you find a bird is to keep it calm, contained in a box, warm, and covered.