This beautiful Cedar Waxwing was brought to PAWS last week after being attacked by a cat. She suffered internal injuries and possibly a fracture of one of the bones in her shoulder girdle. She is awaiting X-rays to confirm the shoulder injury, but PAWS' wildlife veterinarian determined she is not stable enough yet to undergo anesthesia for the diagnostic work to be performed.
As mentioned in Kevin Mack's recent blog post, 15 percent of the birds who are brought to PAWS have been injured by pet cats. PAWS' wildlife medical and rehabilitation team will do all that they can to help this Cedar Waxwing heal and get back to the wild as soon as possible.