The Nassau County Police Department reports the details of an animal rescue that occurred on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 6:20 A.M. in Freeport.
According to Police, Marine Bureau officers Schwaner and Leek were driving to work in a personal vehicle when they observed a black Dodge Ram 1500 parked near the intersection of Merrick Road and Buffalo Avenue that had a bird stuck in its front bumper. The officers stopped and upon closer inspection realized that it was a red-tailed hawk and that it was still alive. Officers were able to safely remove the animal and transported it to the Nassau County Police Marine Bureau base located in Bay Park. Officers notified the Volunteers for Wildlife, located in Locust Valley. The volunteers then came the base and transported the injured animal back to their location where it is currently being treated for its injuries.
Details by: Public Information Office 06/17/20/1000/9962