GiGi, a great horned owl nearing the end of her life, was brought to Mississippi’s Wild at Heart Rescue one day. The poor cat was the only one there since she was hit by the car, resulting in a severe brain injury.
“The idea that such a bird has survived is beyond imagination,” said Missy Dubuisson, the rescue’s founder.
She used to have a massive concussion, parasites, and aspergillosis, a fungal ailment similar to pneumonia in humans. She was so ill that she lost a couple of pounds during her treatment, which amounted to 20-50 percent of her overall weight.
The owl was so grateful to Doug, her rescuer, that she couldn’t stop hugging him when he returned from his journey.
The ideal person to look for Gigi would have been Douglas “Doug” Pojeky, also known as the “birds of prey whisperer.” There’s a good likelihood that healing would have not been possible if it hadn’t been for Doug.
Keep a watch on Doug the bird whisperer while he tends to GiGi’s injuries:
GiGi couldn’t hide her delight when Doug returned after a visit with his family. She started dancing and couldn’t move her hands off of him. “It genuinely brings tears to my eyes to see him interact with these birds,” Dubuisson remarked. “They are intimately acquainted with him and have entire faith in him.” “She has a sense of trust on its face.”