A bald eagle rescued by Eric Lovestrand and Ronnie Carter is headed to
Because it could not fly, the bird caught the attention of visitors to
FWMA Manager Chris Beatty said blood samples sent off to be tested came back positive for aspergillus, a fungal infection that can be fatal to birds.
The eagle is now doing well and is able to perch and feed itself but will require additional therapy before it can be safely released. When it is stable enough to travel, it will go to the Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida in
Beatty said the bird’s brief stay at FWMA cost more than $400 in medical tests above and beyond the cost of feeding it and prescribed medications. “It’s just another routine day,” she said.
FWMA is a wildlife refuge and rehabilitation center that accepts animals from five surrounding counties including
If you would like to support Beatty’s work, you can donate to FWMA at any time. FWMA always needs bleach, paper towels, fruit cocktail, birdseed, nuts, pelican fish (pinfish, finger mullet, thread herring, butterfish), fresh fruit and vegetables, Pedigree wet and dry dog food, Friskies wet and dry cat food, Dawn dish liquid and gift cards from local grocers to give FWMA flexibility in purchasing when needed items are not on hand.
They will also gladly accept cash donations. The center is also seeking a reliable transport vehicle for injured animals.
You can send a tax-deductible donation to Florida Wild Mammal Association,
If you find an injured animal, please bring it to the