- Associated Press - Friday, May 1, 2015

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) - A young bald eagle is recovering after having surgery on its wing, and a $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person who shot it.

Claudia Wheatley, spokeswoman for the Cornell Veterinary School, tells the Ithaca Journal (https://ithacajr.nl/1EwU857 ) the bird will never fly again and can never return to the wild. Wildlife veterinarians performed surgery on it at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals in Ithaca and are watching it closely.

The eagle was found Saturday in Otsego County by a hiker with his dog. The bird was first treated by the New York Wildlife Rescue Center in Schoharie County before being transferred to the Cornell facility. The rescue center says there’s a reward for information leading to the conviction of the person responsible.

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