Bald Eagle Stolen From Long Island Refuge


A PLEA TO THE PUBLIC TONIGHT FOR HELP. 35-YEAR-OLD BALD EAGLE BEING CARED FOR IN HAS BEEN STOLEN AND THE BIRD’S LIFE COULD BE IN DANGER. JENNIFER REPORTS. ANIMAL LOVERS DISMAYED AT THE EMPTY ENCLOSURE, SAMMY THE BALD EAGLE HAS HAD A LOVING HOME HERE FOR 30 YEARS. SOMETIME AFTER A BIG WEEKEND CHARITY EVENT AT THE WILDLIFE CENTER POLICE SAY THAT SOMEONE WITH A SHARP INSTRUMENT SLICED THROUGH FENCES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND STOLE THE BIRD. THERE IS A GUY WHO CUT THROUGH THE CAGES AND PUT HIM IN A BAG. VIDEO THAT WE DID SEE ON THE SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS SHOWED THAT IT WAS IN EITHER A BLANKET OR A BAG. AND ESCAPED IN A VEHICLE PARKED OUT OF CAMERA RANGE. THE PRESERVE ON 300 ACRES IS HOME TO PERMANENTLY DISABLED WILDLIFE. SAMMY WAS THE VICTIM OF A GUN SHOT AND COULDN’T FLY. THE QUITS WERE UPSET. THEY ARE HAVE BEEN COMING HERE THEIR WHOLE LIVES. HE HAS A WHITEHEAD AND HE HAD A BROWN BODY AND A WHITE TAIL. WE HAVE NO IDEA RIGHT NOW WHO TOOK THE BIRD AND WE ARE CERTAINLY CONCERNED ABOUT HIT WELFARE AND AT THIS POINT TIME IS OF HE IS SENSE. POLICE ARE WORKING TO D, C INVESTIGATORS AND COUNTY DETECTIVES. I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY SOMEONE WOULD DO SUCH A THING AND — ITS BEEN SUCH A PART OF THE CENTER FOR SO MANY YEARS. PART OF THE FAMILY. IT’S FEARED WHOEVER HAS THE BIRD WILL NOT KNOW HOW TO CARE FOR IT THAT SAMMY’S LIFE COULD BE IN DANGER. PATRONS AND STAFF HERE ARE PLEADING FOR THE SAFE RETURN OF THE BALD EAGLE. JENNIFER MCLOGAN. SHE ADDS THAT THE EAGLE WAS SENT TO THE AREA BY THE UNITED STATES FISH AND

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