May 18, 2020 — This exciting news comes to us from our Wildlife Department’s James Sevigny:

“On May 5, a family in Akron found a Red-bellied Woodpecker that appeared to be injured underneath their bird feeders. As it was unable to fly, they were able to contain it and bring it to the Wildlife Department at the SPCA Serving Erie County. Our wildlife rehabilitators took X-rays, and thankfully, no fractures were seen. After just a few days of R&R, the little guy was flying again as if nothing had happened! Knowing that at this time of year, he was probably helping to care for a nest full of babies, our rescue agents brought him back to Akron and released him right where he was found!”

Check out this video of the release:

The SPCA Serving Erie County is continuing to provide animal rescue, rehabilitation, and other important services during its COVID-19 response period. For details on services offered by the SPCA as the organization continues to serve the animals and people of our community, please visit https://YourSPCA.org/COVIDResponse .

–Gina Lattuca, SPCA Serving Erie County Chief Communications Officer


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