News Release, St. Mary’s County Public Information Office

Leonardtown, MD – The St. Mary’s County Animal Control Division has many faces.  One area they work on which traditionally goes unnoticed is animal rescue. 

On January 18, 2019, Animal Control Officer Christy Hoover rescued an injured owl after responding to a location in Wildewood. Upon arrival she found a Barred Owl which appeared to be unable to fly.

ACO Hoover was able to wrap the owl in a towel and place it in a carrier for transport. A person specializing in wildlife re-habitation met with ACO Hoover and took the owl to a veterinarian for treatment.

The Animal Control Division congratulates ACO Christy Hoover on a successful rescue and job well done.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...