Sunday, May 28, 2017

Humane Society Goes To Extraordinary Lengths To Save Pelican

Published 7:37 pm, Thursday, May 25, 2017
The Peninsula Humane Society and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals took extraordinary measures to save the life of a lethargic, emaciated and hypothermic pelican found on a Pacifica beach Tuesday.

"It was clear the pelican was dying," Lead Wildlife Technician Greg Hassett said in a statement.

"I decided to try one last effort to save his life by creating a makeshift warming tent of clean towels with warm forced air and provided oxygen to the pelican while keeping his airway open," Hassett said.

He also administered intravenous drugs to improve circulation. Another wildlife technician and two interns took turns massaging the pelican and holding the oxygen tube to his airways until the bird began to fight back.


Posted by Steve Sinai

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