- Associated Press - Monday, July 21, 2014

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say an injured owl rescued by two women on an Oregon road must be euthanized.

According to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Savana Biggart of Canby and Jessica Montgomery of Aurora were driving home from Silverton shortly after 3 a.m. when they saw big eyes in the roadway. It was a barn owl unable to fly.

The women and a responding deputy got the owl into a container and drove it to a 24-hour emergency veterinary clinic. The staff stabilized the bird and took it to the Audubon Society of Portland’s wildlife-care center.

Unfortunately, the bird can’t be saved.

Audubon care center manager Lacy Campbell tells The Oregonian (https://is.gd/VQQklA ) that the bird dislocated its shoulder and there’s no chance for recovery.

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