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DCHS helps injured red-tailed hawk


MADISON (WKOW) -- An injured red-tailed hawk found along a highway in Vernon County became the 3,000th animal Dane County Humane Society's Four Lakes Wildlife Center Rehabilitation program has admitted this year.

The female hawk was brought in with a broken wing. They wrapped the injured area and the hawk is already showing signs of good healing.

"It's just been pretty amazing we've seen over 3,000 now that have come to us and we're glad people know we're here to try and help these animals that need our help," said DCHS spokeswoman Gayle Viney.

In 2011, DCHS's wildlife rehab program helped 1,874 wild animals.

Four Lakes Wildlife Center is a special program within DCHS that's dedicated to providing care to sick and injured wildlife in south central Wisconsin.

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