You may recall from the January 6 post here on the PAWS Blog that the wildlife center's first patient of the year was a Northern Saw-whet Owl. The owl had been found on January 1 alongside a highway, apparently suffering from head trauma caused by colliding with a vehicle.
We're happy to report that, after one month of care, the Saw-whet Owl made a full recovery. In the evening on January 31, he was released in a forested natural area along the Skykomish River. Thanks to the expert medical care he received at the PAWS Wildlife Center, he now has a second chance to live wild and free.