Trapped Coop Set Free
On December 28, 2021, the rescue line got a call from a foreman at the new Electric Works in Fort Wayne. A Cooper's Hawk had gotten into the building and couldn't get out. The bird was on the 5th floor, and the crew had already installed the windows on that floor, so they knew he probably would not find his way out without help. Volunteer Jeannie Smythe went to see if she could help. Jeannie slowly followed the bird back and forth up and down the hall in the building until he got tired. Then she was able to capture him. A quick exam revealed no apparent injuries, so Jeannie and the workers took the bird to a nearby park and set him free.