Bald eagle rescued in York County euthanized

Credit: Tommy White

YORK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – A local rescue and rehabilitation center says an eagle rescued in York County was euthanized because of it’s injuries.

Tommy White the owner of Alton’s Keep Wildbird Rescue & Rehabilitation Center said a citizen called the York Animal Control Friday at around 9 p.m. for a large bird that was hit by a car in the median on Magruder Blvd. It was discovered that it was a juvenile bald eagle.

White said he met Animal Control at the Peninsula Emergency Vet in York County to help stabilize the bald eagle. The eagle was given fluids and other medicine for head trauma.

The eagle will be flown out from the Suffolk Airport in Whaleyville for emergency treatment at the Wildlife Center of Virginia, but later euthanized because of it’s irreversible spine damage preventing the eagle from walking again.