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iman 15 | 39  
9 Jan 2009 /  #1
I was wondering if ANYONE could tell me of a animal rescue shelter in warsaw. We have discovered a bird on our balcony that seems unable to fly off and needs help.

It's actually an Owl and gets very distressed if you approach it.
Please let me know ASAP if there are any place I could call to help with this.
Thank you!!
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
9 Jan 2009 /  #2
Wish i could there any foresters organisation near you , they might have some contacts , or maybe try the local tourist office for animal experts....
OP iman 15 | 39  
9 Jan 2009 /  #3
I have been trying Vet offices, and whoever can speak english, have given me some other numbers, so far no luck...its snowing outside and the poor thing is already out there for over 7 hrs...will try tourist office, thanks.
9 Jan 2009 /  #4
Call the City Guard. Their responsibility includes injuried and lost animals. At least in Warsaw they usually have an English language speaker available on the phone.
isa 10 | 41  
9 Jan 2009 /  #5
We had a swan once, who landed on our narrow patio (ground floor) and could not take off. Was hissing, spitting and trying to bite when we approached him. After contacting my friend who fosters injured animals, he advised us to throw a sheet/blanket over the bird so he can't see what's happening, then grab it and set it outside the balcony. It worked like a charm! And what a sight it was to see him fly off and join his mate on the pond, who was in distress herself, honking and calling for him...

Don't know if you can apply this in your situation, but I wish you (and the owl) good luck!
Siegfried 1 | 100  
9 Jan 2009 /  #6
Swans are good. We poles love them. Tasty.
OP iman 15 | 39  
9 Jan 2009 /  #7
Thank you guys...the Owl is wxtreamly jumpy...gets into a panic even if it senses movement inside the I dont know how it would take to the blanket. We are planning on placing a cardboard box and lining it with paper and towel to give it warmth...

Also have made contact with the Animal Shelter hopefully they can come today

Harry would you happen to have the number for City Guard? Will also try them just incase.

Fingers crossed...
Wroclaw 44 | 5,385  
9 Jan 2009 /  #8
It's actually an Owl and gets very distressed if you approach it.

Put it in a cardboard box or pet-travel carrier thingy and take it to the zoo.
dcchris 8 | 432  
9 Jan 2009 /  #9
I would suggest Kampinos Park headquarters or SGGW (the university).
OP iman 15 | 39  
9 Jan 2009 /  #10
We have managed to make contact with the Animal Shelter in Praga, near the Zoo. They said they will come today at 8pm...I hope they do come...


Hello All,
The Animal Shelter team did infact arrive last night at 8.15pm and took the bird with them.
Thank you all for your feedback and assistance!!
dcchris 8 | 432  
10 Jan 2009 /  #11
could you post their phone number just for future reference?
OP iman 15 | 39  
10 Jan 2009 /  #12
Actually someone in my husband's office had made the contact, since they spoke Polish, I will try and see if I can get the number from her next week.

Hi All,

As promised here's the link to the Animal rescue Team in warsaw. It has the number in it. Website is in Polish, but you can translate it with google.