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Deputy saves injured owl in Adams County

The owl will be transferred to a McCall-area wildlife sanctuary for rehabilitation.
Credit: Adams Co.Sheriff's Office

ADAMS COUNTY, Idaho — It's not all about catching criminals!

A deputy with the Adams County Sheriff's Office is being credited with saving an injured owl on the Weiser River Trail earlier this week. 

The owl, which had somehow damaged its wing, was discovered by a local outdoorsman. According to the Adams County Sheriff's Office, Deputy Sauerland responded to take the bird to the Heartland Animal Hospital in Council for treatment. 

The bird will ultimately be transferred to Snowden Wildlife Sanctuary in McCall for rehabilitation. The 35-acre sanctuary takes in injured or sick birds and animals until they can be released back into the wild. 

"Thank you to our deputies who aided in this rescue!" the sheriff's office posted. 

Credit: Adams County Sheriff's Office