Bird needs a bath after visiting D.C. water treatment plant

June 29, 2013

OVERLOOK AVENUE SW, 5000 block, June 14. Animal Control received a call about a bird at a D.C. Water and Sewer Authority treatment plant. An Animal Control officer found a young grackle that had fallen into a raw sewage canal. The bird was soiled and unable to fly but had no apparent injuries. The grackle was cleaned by a wildlife specialist and released later that evening.

Among cases received by the Washington Humane Society.

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