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.
“The cat put up no fight and cuddled in officer Clayton Smith’s arms while being transported the Animal Control shelter for medical treatment,” police say.
“Animal Control officers are attempting to identify the owner of the cat. If not, it will be offered for adoption once the medical treatment has been completed.”
• Detectives are investigating a report by a Savannah man that “he was shot as he walked to a relative’s house this morning,” police say.
King Reeves, 23, told officers from the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Central Precinct that he was walking on the 600 block of West 46th Street about 3 a.m. “when one member of a small group of males walking behind him shot at him, inflicting a non-life threatening wound.”
Reeves was transported to Memorial University Medical Center for treatment.
Detectives are asking anyone with info to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward. A confidential Tip Line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.
• Two brothers who failed to return home from school last Wednesday were found in safe in a park the next afternoon.
Randall Odums, 12, and Travis Odums, 11, left Shuman Middle School Wednesday afternoon in route to t heir grandmother’s house on the 2000 block of East 41st Street.
They were reported missing about 11:30 Wednesday night, and police responded by searching for them.