"DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – A local veterinarian and nonprofit gave some tender loving care to one of the nation’s best-known symbols in Durham on Thursday.
A bald eagle was recently found injured in Bahama, a community in northern Durham County. A nonprofit, CLAWS, contacted Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospital to find out what was wrong with the bird and see if they could help." ...read more
"Will Eward, DVM, MD, works to find better treatments for a cancer called sarcoma. It makes no difference to him that half of his patients walk on four legs and bark at the doorbell.
Eward, an assistant professor of orthopaedics, spends the first part of his week treating dogs at Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospital, and the second half treating people at Duke Cancer Center. “When it comes to cancer, it really doesn’t matter if you have fur or skin or feathers,” he says. “It’s the same disease.”
Sarcoma is rare in humans, but when it strikes, it’s often lethal. It’s much more common in dogs. In his early days as a full-time small animal veterinarian, Eward saw so many dogs with sarcoma, he became frustrated with the lack of good treatments. So he went to medical school to launch a full-scale fight against the disease in both species."...read more
"RALEIGH - With his wings proudly spread, an orphaned screech owl took his first flaps as a wild adult Saturday, nursed to full strength, free to soar into the tall oaks around Lake Wheeler and hunt mice into old age.
He fluttered across a field of grass, wobbly as an old-time biplane, then landed on a strip of yellow caution tape. He perched there for second, clinging by his beak, then dropped to the ground.
“He can fly,” groaned Kindra Mammone, the bird’s caregiver since May. “He’s just being a pill.”
Five new owls now inhabit the lake thanks to Claws Inc., the nonprofit Mammone runs out of her home near Chapel Hill, aimed at healing wounded wildlife, rescuing exotic pets and building harmony between human and critter." ...read more