ALBANY, GA (WALB) - South Georgians concerned about wildlife stepped in to help this injured bald eagle found yesterday in Early County by Department of Natural Resources rangers.
Apparently it was hit by a car.
Dr. Fred Freeland was caring for the raptor at his vet office in East Albany.
He asked us to put out a call to get the eagle to the Southeast Raptor Rehab Center in Auburn, Alabama.
Just hours after WALB News Ten put out the word on social media and our website, the eagle was on its way.
Dr. Freeland said "I'd rather get him there sooner rather than later. Our normal transporter comes on Friday. If I can get him there a few days ahead of time I think the prognosis is probably better."
Dr. Freeland said his phone started ringing off the hook right after we put out the call for help.
The eagle appears to have wing injuries.
Hopefully experts in Auburn will nurse the eagle back to health so that it can be released back in Early County.