Every day, the Wild at Heart Rescue in Mississippi brings in abandoned and injured animals who need to be cared for. But they were in for a special treat when great horned owl was brought to their door, one of the biggest birds of prey they’d ever seen according to the rescue’s founder, Missy Dubuisson.
The owl, named Gigi, was suffering from massive head trauma most likely caused from a car collision. “The fact that this bird has lived is beyond comprehension,” said Missy.
But with extensive treatment and the help of Douglas “Doug” Pojeky, also known as “the birds of prey whisperer,” Gigi’s health started to improve. “In all my years of working with birds of prey, I have never seen someone with such a bond with these magnificent birds,” said Dubuisson.
In fact, after Doug returned from a short trip, Gigi was so happy that she did something uncharacteristic for a bird: she gave him a huge hug! You could see the love in her face!
Missy went on to say that “It literally brings tears to my eyes to watch him interact with these birds. They absolutely know him and trust him. It’s the trust that you see in her face.”
Watch the intercation below and Share Gigi’s recovery story to honor the selfless people who nurtured her back to life!