Washington Twp police officer saves injured owl from roadway

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WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (Morris County) – An owl received treatment after it was rescued from the roadway by a Washington Twp police officer Thursday morning.

Officer Cory Lee responded at 8:29 a.m. to the area of Naughright Road and Hemlock Drive for a report of an injured animal, police said.

Officer Lee located the injured Owl in the roadway and determined it was alive but in the need of immediate medical attention, police said.

Officer Lee removed the owl from the roadway and transported it back to police headquarters, police said.

Notification was made to the Raptor Trust Sanctuary in Millington, NJ and they said that they would accept the owl, police said.

The owl was transported by Animal Control to the Sanctuary and they provided medical attention.

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By: Jay Edwards
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(Photos Courtesy: Washington Twp Police Department)