Remember those injured pelicans rescued during Hurricane Dorian?
The folks with PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, scooped up five stranded birds from a bridge in Virginia Beach, Virginia in September.
The birds were nursed back to health by Tidewater Rehabilitation & Environmental Education (TREE), where one was treated for exposed tendons in her wing and the rest for cuts and scrapes.
Those birds, and more than a dozen others, also called TREE their temporary home while they were rehabilitated.
Now, the entire group of birds has been released.
The release was a success.
“The breathtaking sight of once wind-battered birds soaring high together above the bay is a reminder of how rewarding rescuing animals can be,” PETA vice president Colleen O’Brien said in a statement. “PETA urges everyone to remember that natural disasters affect all our neighbors—and to keep an eye out for wildlife in need.”
A wonderful sight, documented by Pam Monahan.
Photos Pam Monahan/TREE/Facebook