ByL Amanda Froelich: Owl Can’t Stop Hugging The Man Who Saved Her After Car Accident

Owl Can’t Stop Hugging The Man Who Saved Her After Car Accident
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Owl Can’t Stop Hugging The Man Who Saved Her After Car Accident

By Amanda Froelich
Posted on June 11, 2016
GiGi the owl made fast friends with her rescuer and greeted him with a hug after he returned from a trip.

Credit: Wild At Heart Rescue

Last month, a Great Horned owl named GiGi was taken to Mississippi’s Wild at Heart Rescue after suffering significant head trauma. The specialists suspected she had been hit by a car, resulting in a massive concussion.

Gigi was not only riddled with parasites, she was found to have aspergillosis, which is similar to pneumonia in humans. Missy Dubuisson, the founder and director of the Rescue, told The Dodo:

“This bird was one of the most critical we have ever taken care of, the fact that this bird has lived is beyond comprehension.”

If it hadn’t been for Douglas Pojeky, president of the facility, Gigi may have never received the extensive care she needed. It seems the owl was well aware of this, as she quickly bonded to Pojeky, who is referred to as the “birds of prey whisperer” by rehabilitators in the area.

Credit: Wild at Heart Rescue

The owl displayed her affection for Pojeky when he arrived at the facility after a few days of being away. Reportedly, she moped during his absence, but rushed to greet him when he returned. GiGi rested her head right on his shoulder – and wrapped her wings around him.

Said Dubuisson:

“It literally brings tears to my eyes to watch him interact with these birds. They absolutely know him and trust him. It’s the trust that you see in her face.”

Some photos of the heartwarming exchange follow:

Credit: Wild at Heart Rescue

Credit: Wild at Heart Rescue

Credit: Wild at Heart Rescue

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Dog Saves Family’s Lives, But Is Injured Doing So

EAST POINT, GA (CBS46) –

http://www.cbs46.com/story/26542048/dog-alerts-east-point-family-to-fire

A family made it out of their burning East Point home because of their dog.

East Point firefighters responded to a house fire on Delowe Drive around 5 a.m. Tuesday.

When firefighters arrived, flames and smoke could be seen coming from the house.

A great-grandmother, her daughter, two granddaughters, and their two children made it out of the home safely because the family dog alerted them to the fire by howling.

“We’d have all been dead (without the dog barking),” Anita Williams said.

She says she’s had the animal, a chow named Chuckey, for 14 years.  Chuckey made it out of the home as well, but suffered serious burns that could require months of treatments to overcome.  If left untreated, the wounds could prove fatal, according to the vet handling the case.

The family of six was displaced by the fire.  The Red Cross was called, and is providing the family with temporary shelter.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Williams said she has virtually no money in the wake of the fire, and will not be able to pay for the necessary treatments for Chuckey’s recovery.  The Southwest Veterinary Clinic said they can accept direct donations to help cover the dog’s care.

If you’re interested in helping with the case, call the Southwest Veterinary Clinic at 404-349-9576.

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