On June 14, 2021, Animal Control Supervisor Tim Yogerst received a call of a possible injured hawk. Yogerst responded to the 7100 block of E. Wren Drive in Prescott Valley where he located the raptor in the backyard. According to the homeowners, the hawk had been a backyard resident for about five days. Yogerst was able to safely capture the hawk and bring it to the Prescott Valley Police Department. It has since been transported to a raptor rescue for rehabilitation and release. The bird did not have any obvious signs of injury. The Red-tailed Hawk is located in all of North America.
We appreciate the homeowners contacting the Prescott Valley Police Department to provide a safe rescue for this protected species. We strongly recommend residents never attempt to capture a suspected injured wild bird but contact the appropriate agency for assistance.
Prescott Valley Police Department can be contacted at (928) 772-9267 for non-emergencies, 911 for emergencies. Yavapai County Silent witness is 1-800-932-3232.
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