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Call us at 1-770-720-1847 to discuss hawk rescue. We care for raptors (birds of prey) that cannot be released back to the wild.
We also rehabilitate hawks, owls, eagles, kites, falcons and ospreys.
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We operate our facility based on donations from caring people who, for one reason or another, aren’t in the position to be rehabbers themselves, but are interested in and dedicated to the preservation and protection of raptors.
We also do off site programs for schools, nature centers, scouts, birthday parties, public displays, etc. This is done on a fee basis. Please call for details!
Hacking for hawk rescue or owl rehabilitation.
Hacking is an old falconry technique that is literally, thousands of years old. Hacking (AKA soft release) is how we re-introduced the Golden Eagle back to the Cumberland Plateau in northwest Georgia, the American Bald eagle to the Lake Allatoona area north of Atlanta and the Peregrine Falcon in downtown Atlanta. We can help you with this procedure or provide it as a service.
For more information, see our blog post on Hacking Orphaned Hawks and Owls.
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3 days ago
The poor thing had to have a little sit down after being handled... ... See MoreSee Less
Awwwww. Will he be okay, Monteen?
I had to give a two hour training today and feel exactly the same!
Poor wittle hooty hoo 🦉 glad he's better now
You do such a awesome job.. I’m proud of you. You have dedicated your life to this awesome cause...
Awwww, bless it’s little heart!
Bless. Darling chap.xx
Awe.. bless it
Oh my heart
He’s so cute!!!
How adorable is that cute little guy
Oh my how sweet
I want to hold him 🥰
I hope hecis ok
6 days ago
I wrote this to a friend via email back in 2010, 2 years after my David died.
Let me preface this by saying that my cat David used to sleep with his head in my hand. It was so neat to feel him breathing on me (and he used to snore) and slobber on the palm of my hand. You know…typical cat stuff.
I was completely undone when I had to bury him, with no other human here to share the burden of digging the hole and finding just the right rocks to cover him for fear that something would unearth him and desecrate his body. I was so traumatized by his sudden death and our pride had lost it’s alpha male; my best cat friend. The other cats were literally walking around in circles for days. It was weird how we were all affected. No one would get within 10 feet of me because, in my grief, I was making such scary noises.
About a week after David died, he came to me in my sleep. It was during the bardo state when I was just getting ready to come up to consciousness. He would always step on my chest when he wanted my attention, then stepped back and stood next to me in bed and told me that I must stop crying, that the cats were scared of me, “You know they’re half wild, anyway,” he says to me.
He goes on to say, “Remember when Patricia tried to teach you how to see auras? If you squint your eyes real right with just a little light coming through, you can see me. I’m right over here, just across the veil.”
With that, he laid down and put his head in my left hand like always. I awoke a few minutes later with my hand outstretched and when I brought it up to my chest, my palm was wet. He’s been gone almost 2 years and I still grieve him, even more than I have grieved Mina, if you can believe that and I don’t know why. I guess because David was always with me, day and night and now I know that he’s still with me, even Mina, and Mo whom I lost almost 7 years ago, but I yearn to touch them and kiss their faces and tell them how much I love them.
By the way, It was at least 10 years ago, well before David came in to my life, that Patricia tried in vain to show me the technique to see auras, so I realize now that time doesn’t mean anything on the other side. We have the past, present and future surrounding us all... ... See MoreSee Less
And the day I picked up baby Dobby, I cried all the way home. My angel David had made his way back to me...
David loved the pond, so that is where he's buried.
I have had so many pets growing up that have a spot in the back of the garden...each one was so terrible for me because they were not only a pet, but a friend (because growing up in the rural country there aren’t a lot of friends around) and they were my heart-felt friends. I can still tell you all their names. I believe in life we have all kinds of friends and family members that mean so much to us, and by members I mean human and pets alike. We need to treat everyone - family members, colleagues at work, our pets, strays (human and animal) with love and dignity if it is in our power in any way.
Awe. I remember having to bury my 17 year old cat when I also was 17. He had a stroke and went blind, and because he was purely an outdoor cat, I had to take him to have him put down. He was a cool dude, and it was one of the harder things I've had to do. Currently, I have an 18 year old cat who is hangin' in there pretty good. Thanks for sharing 🙂
That is so sweet. The man of my house is PeeDee who sits behind me on the sofa and softly touches my face to get my attention. It tickles and irritates me but I let him because someday he’ll be gone and I’ll miss that soft tickle. He sleeps by my head and switches sides when I roll over so he can listen to me breathe or watch for me to wake up, I’m not sure which. I will cherish everything he does and never let him think he is not the man of the house.
Well, I have had my cry for the week.
Thank you! A lot of us needed to hear this today ♡
My cat used to jump in bed with me right after I managed to fall asleep. After she passed away I would wake up and it felt like the bed had moved like she had jumped on the bed with me. It was really strange. It stopped after a few months.
Teach me please
Those orange cats!
Sorry you lost your kitty cats, who live now only in your heart and your dreams.
I remember Face too
Owl says...."Okay Monteen, you've served your purpose for a while. You're dismissed. (now go find me another mouse)"...:) (just like my cat will do)
That was so " freakin" Cool. You ROCK, Monteen!!!!
OMG you are BOTH just beautiful. I needed that. Love it. Thank you for having such an amazing heart and spirit.
Kim Patterson Goforth
2 weeks ago
Question.....Do male and female owls have different voices? The call is the same but one voice is higher than the other. They are clearly "chatting" with each other for responds immediately after the other hoots. I think they are Barred Owls or Great Horned Owls......no expert!! ... See MoreSee Less
I think the females have the deeper voice because they are the larger of the two.
The Great horned owls are about to get jiggy with it. 🙂
2 weeks ago
Thank you all for your help!
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When you post these updates, it makes me feel less guilty about my Amazon shopping. 😁
I had her for about 4 months and when I wasn't fast enough shoveling the food to her, she would take matters into her own talons.
Day of her release.
Is that Francis, like in Deadpool? 🤣
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4 weeks ago
Lovin' from the oven! it's that time of year!
Sam will be 30 in January and can still...you know! 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less