The poor thing had terrible head trauma, likely caused by being hit by a car, a serious concussion, the equivalent of what pneumonia would be in humans, and a real bad parasitic infestation. “This bird was one of the most critical we have ever taken care of,” tald Wild at Heart Rescue’s founder and director Missy Dubuisson. Some might say that GiGi’s recovery came thanks to the rescue organization’s president Doug Pojeky, a.k.a. the birds of prey whisperer.
“In all my years of working with birds of prey, I have never seen someone with such a bond with these magnificent birds,” said Dubuisson, who also helped nurse GiGi back to health. Dubuisson explains that Pojeky helped Gigi to perch again and hand-fed her until she was able to eat on her own. Thankfully, GiGi was able to recover because of the meticulous care she received from the staff at Wild at Heart Rescue.