CLARKSBURG, Md. - An American Bald Eagle that was rescued by a Montgomery County police officer last week is recovering from a broken shoulder, likely the result of being struck by a car.
The eagle, who was nicknamed Trust by the officer who found her, is now being cared for at the Bennett Creek Animal Hospital in Clarksburg, according to an update shared on Facebook by the Owl Moon Raptor Center, where she was initially taken for care.
Trust isn’t able to fly right now, and she also suffered damage to her respiratory system, which is causing her to have trouble breathing. Though she’s not completely out of the woods yet, veterinarians are hoping she’ll make a full recovery.
It is believed Trust was hit by a car on River Road. Montgomery County Police Animal Services Division Officer Jennifer Gill found her in the woods after a resident called to report seeing her.