On March 22, 2012, Diane was alerted by her dog Chance that there was something outside. Chance, a previous patient of Kingsbrook Animal Hospital was great at communicating. Anytime there was a wild animal outside, usually a groundhog that lived nearby, Chance would bark a very special way to alert Diane. Diane remembered hearing some commotion outside just a littler earlier, but didn’t think anything of it until Chance let her know. When she went to investigate, she saw some crows swooping down and attacking something on the other side of her fence in her backyard. Diane went outside right away, and to her astonishment saw two very big yellow eyes staring back at her. There it was…an owl, which had clearly been injured and was being bullied by some crows. Diane grabbed a laundry basket to cover the owl so that the crows couldn’t pick on him anymore, and contacted Animal Control.
At Owl Moon, Elfie made slow, but steady progress. After a couple months of rehabilitation, they were able to release him back to the wild. The efforts made by Chance, Diane, Suzanne, and all of the volunteers at Second Chance and Owl Moon really made a difference in Elfie’s life. Thanks to them, we are able to enjoy such a beautiful animal.