Huski the Little Pied Cormorant
When sea birds get sick they are usually found in a terrible state and are often collapsed on the beach or nearby a water source.
This cormorant however was found in someone’s backyard and their pet dog had gotten hold of him. Huski was rescued by the RSPCA rescue team and rushed straight to the RSPCA. Huski had severe damage to his muscles and was unable to stand from shock and exhaustion but he was still full of spirit and attitude. He was admitted and given antibiotics, pain relief and IV fluids and a warm, quiet place to recover.
It was touch and go for a few hours but in the morning we came to work to find him up and about and wanting food.
Huski is now in care with a local wildlife care group; Pelican and Seabird Rescue http://birdrescue.com.au/. He has been back to visit us a few times for check ups and he is still not out of the woods yet, but we are hopeful for his release in the next few weeks.