Great news from The Northwest Raptor and Wildlife Center, the Sequim wildlife rescue and rehabilitation charity run by Jaye Moore.
Moore says the bald eagle that was seriously wounded by shotgun fire in Beaver, Wash. last December has started to fly.
The juvenile male was shot when he was only a few months old by an unknown assailant nine miles outside of Forks. He suffered a broken ulna bone in his left wing and serious damage to the surrounding soft tissue, causing him to nearly die on more than one occasion during its recuperation process.
The eagle's plight was featured in newspaper and television stories across the world, Moore says.
They hope to release the eagle sometime next year - once the weather improves.
The all-volunteer Raptor Center has begun its annual holiday fundraising to keep the Center going through the winter.
Moore says no one at the Raptor Center takes a single cent in salary, and all the money goes directly to the care of the critters.
If you'd like to donate, visit www.facebook.com/northwestraptorcenter, www.NWRaptorcenter.com, or send checks C/O Melissa Randazzo to PO Box 2462, Port Angeles, WA 98362.