Raptor Rehab to release 3 bald eagles back into the wild

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by Brooke Katz

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 26, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 26 at 6:41 PM

(WHAS11) -- In the 25 years Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky has been around, they've never had so many bald eagles at one time. 

Currently they are taking care of four bald eagles brought in from around the state. One of them was found in Louisville at the Ford Motor Plant on Fern Valley Road.

"When they first called us and told us there was a bald eagle at Ford, we said that's impossible," said Eileen Wicker, Executive Director for Raptor Rehab.

Three of the four bald eagles are now ready to be released. They will be let go in Crittendon County this Sunday and the public is invited to attend.

Bald eagles may not be endangered, but they are considered a threatened species. Wicker says they are just now starting to come back into Jefferson County. 

Bald eagles are also expensive to care for, and that's been a drain on resources at Raptor Rehab. The nonprofit is now out of food and in need of help.

Wicker says there are plenty of ways people can help. She says money is always good, but they also need food for the animals. Raptor Rehab is in need of mice, rats, quail and fish. They also need volunteers.

For more information on volunteering, and to be a part of the release you can check out their website or like their facebook page.

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