Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police rescued two different animals across their jurisdiction Tuesday. Animal Control officers recovered an injured hawk in Lake Mayer while Islands Precinct officers were untangling a cat found hanging by its broken leg on a fence top in east Savannah.
The juvenile red tailed hawk was captured via a blanket. It had an injured leg and other issues.
“He didn’t even try to fly away,” said Lt. Carey Hill, who leads the Animal Control Unit.
The bird has been taken to a rehabilitator to be nursed back to health. Patrol officers found the cat, believed to be a pet, hanging from a fence on Louisiana Avenue about the same time.