(2-19-2020) — Joey Powell, Public Relations/Marketing Director for Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield provided an update on the injured Bald Eagle rescued in Barton County last week:
The eagle was found to be very old and could not stand on its own. There was no report of gunshot wounds or broken bones from the zoo veterinarian. Unfortunately, the eagle had to be euthanized.
BARTON COUNTY, Mo. (KSNF) — The Barton County Sheriff’s Office sends its well wishes after assisting in rescuing an eagle Saturday.
The Office was notified about an injured eagle in the area of SE 20th Road and 50th Lane, north of Iantha, Missouri.
Deputies were able to catch the bird and contacted Barton County Conservation Agent Scott Brown. He took the eagle to a veterinarian for medical treatment.
We are hoping that the eagle will recover and live a long healthy life. No matter the outcome I want to thank those who stepped up to help. Thank you to Deputy Sheriff Zakk Yokley, and Corrections Officers Kyle Riggs and Zach Kirch for there efforts in catching the eagle.Barton County Sheriff