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Bald eagle admitted to Humane Society on 4th of July

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Posted at 7:59 AM, Jul 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-05 14:25:27-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — On the Fourth of July, San Diego Humane Society veterinarians saw a rare patient admitted: a Bald Eagle.

The eagle was brought to the society's Project Wildlife center by SoCal Parrots after it was observed on the ground for a couple of days at Barrett Honor Camp in Alpine.

Caregivers haven't said what the prognosis is, but the bird is in the facility's critical care unit. The eagle was was dehydrated and given fluids, and has been treated for mites

No further information as to the bird's condition was provided. SDHS hopes to nurse the bird back to health so that it may be released back into the wild.

"It is extremely rare for San Diego Humane Society to admit a Bald Eagle. We are hoping this majestic bird will respond well to our treatment, so it can be released back into the wild soon again," SDHS said in a release.