Despite 2 surgeries, rescued owl is euthanized

02/7/2012 | Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.)

An owl rescued last fall underwent two surgeries in an attempt to repair a shattered wing, but despite the efforts of veterinarians at Tufts University's Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, the owl had to be euthanized. The wing would not heal, and the bird could not fly, rendering it unable to survive in the wild; even life in a sanctuary would have been painful for the animal, prompting the euthanasia decision, according to school spokesman Tom Keppeler.

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