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Injured wild turkey rescued, treated at UC Davis Vet Hospital

DAVIS, CA - An injured turkey, who was shot by an arrow, was released back into the wild after UC Davis Veterinary doctors treated it.

The injured turkey was found in south Davis and captured by Department of Fish and Game Warden Patrick Foy and Wildlife Veterinarian Ben Gonzales.

The turkey was transported to the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, where doctors determined the arrow penetrated the soft tissue in the tail, but missed vital organs.

Doctors removed the arrow tip then pulled it out of the bird. The turkey was given antibiotics and pain medication.

According to UC Davis spokesperson Pat Bailey, the turkey was shot before hunting season started and was shot with a target arrow, not a hunting arrow.

Both actions are illegal, Bailey said.

Animal House Pet of the Week - September 6, 2011

Pixie is a 1-1/2 year old female, black and white domestic shorthair. Once you start petting her, this friendly, gentle and petite love bug won't let you stop. Pixie enjoys playtime and has a particular fondness for toy mice. Sweet pixie will be a purr-fect addition to any household. She has not yet been spayed, but will be prior to going to her new home.

Sacramento City Animal Care Services Center
(916) 808-PETS
(916) 808-7387

Dogs help patients recover at Vacaville hospital

Dogs help patients recover at Vacaville hospital

Dogs help patients recover at Vacaville hospital
That is, until Cyndr the miniature labradoodle sashayed into her hospital room at Vacaville's Kaiser Permanente. Dark eyed, petite and wagging a body full of curls that felt like polar fleece, the puppy brought a smile to Moore's face that brightened ...

Help needed finding missing Macaw

Help needed finding missing Macaw

A Vallejo man is hoping someone has seen his missing bird. This is not just any bird, but a highly intelligent Macaw named Cecil, independent enough to fly freely through the neighborhood.

Ray Varella says Cecil went missing on Sunday, July 17 from his sister's house in Pittsburg.

Cecil was last seen racing Varella's dog up the street, when he took a large loop around the neighborhood and dropped out of sight. Varella thinks Cecil may have been spooked by a hawk and became disoriented.

While Cecil was sighted several times in the following days, the trail has gone cold since July, 21.

Valera believes somebody has taken Cecil and is worried the parrot will not receive the care it needs.

Therapy found on the farm

Therapy found on the farm

Therapy found on the farm
Daily Democrat
Nestled on a gentle rise just outside of the Vacaville city limits sits a ranch that not only serves as a rescue center for homeless, neglected or otherwise abused animals, but also a center for learning. From UC Davis, interns to the casual animal ...