Birds found poisoned in county landfill

February 7, 2015 8:42 PM

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Michelle Whitfield, with the Animis Foundation, an Ocala nonprofit dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and care of wildlife and domestic animals, said that in five years they have rescued two vultures and 10 bald eagles.

The bald eagle is the national bird of the United States and is federally protected. Whitfield said the sick birds are first taken to their facility off Southwest 27th Avenue for emergency treatment.

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