Medical Emergency Fund Page for the Fox Sparrow
On a cloudy day, a beautiful Fox Sparrow was found hopping around in a local backyard and unable to fly. The bird was visibly injured after being caught by a cat and a Good Samaritan quickly came to the rescue to rush the bird in for care.
Upon arrival at Wild ARC, this sparrow was given a thorough examination to determine the extent of injuries. The sparrow was suffering from shock, bruising, feather loss, and had puncture wounds on the side of his chest and shoulder. The sparrow was extremely stressed and had experienced significant pain as a result of the ordeal and our wildlife rehabilitators worked quickly to relieve this by providing pain medication, antibiotics, and a quiet place to rest and begin to heal. Cat saliva contains bacteria that can prove fatal to wildlife from the infection it can cause with even the tiniest of punctures.
After several days in care, this little bird is bright, alert, and showing some signs of improvement but tires quickly when trying to fly and continues to show signs of bruising. The sparrow’s feathers are starting to grow back and although the prognosis is uncertain, staff are optimistic the bird’s resilience will help him to pull through. Rehabilitators will continue to monitor this sparrow, providing a specialized diet, medication, and antibiotics daily while allowing the bird time to rest and recover.
If you would like to help us care for this sparrow, please donate today!
We will update you about how your donation has helped care for this bird. If the cost of care is less than is raised for this sparrow, additional funds will provide care for other wild animals in need.