Crews Rescue Seagull Stuck on Kite String in West Haven

A seagull with a "very badly broken wing" is recovering after getting tangled in a kite string near the West Haven boardwalk, according to the city's animal shelter.

The West Haven Animal Shelter posted photos of the rescue on Facebook on Thursday and said the public works department alerted them to the trapped bird.

According to the shelter, Lewis Tree Service sent out a bucket truck to get the bird down and the Barnum Animal Hospital in Stratford is nursing the seagull back to health.

Both facilities donated their services free of charge, but the shelter said Barnum Animal Hospital needs donations to cover the the bird's medical expenses.

The West Haven Fire Department also lent a hand by bringing in ladder trucks to take down the kite string, which was draped between two trees, so no other birds get stuck.

You can donate to the Barnum Animal Hospital by calling 203-378-0687.

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