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City of Goodyear releases 3 great horned owls back into wild

Post Date:12/31/2019 12:33 PM

After six months of rehabilitation, three great horned owls are going home.

The City of Goodyear helped release the owls this week, half a year after they were rescued as babies and cared for by Fallen Feathers Rescue, Rehabilitation & Education.

Goodyear Acting Police Chief Jimmy Rodriguez, Fire Chief Paul Luizzi and Deputy City Manager Wynette Reed released the owls at McDowell Road and 150th Drive, the future location of the Goodyear Civic Square. The square will serve as a highly desirable community gathering spot for events such as festivals, concerts and parades – creating a true sense of community.

“The owls are amazing and beautiful creatures. I was so honored to part of the release, especially at the future site of Goodyear Civic Square,” Reed said. “Releasing the owls at this location is symbolic of our city’s future and new beginnings.

“We have a lot of support from Goodyear residents. The support, combined with the city’s natural wildlife, makes it the perfect place to release the owls," Larry Licari with Fallen Feathers said.

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