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Stories that touch your heart, from the community with a heart

When a rare short-tailed hawk was injured on the Cape Royal golf course, a quick-thinking friend stepped in to help.  

On March 8, 2019, Cape Royal resident Shirley heard some golfers yelling about a downed bird on the fairway in back of her home. She ran outside and saw that it was a big bird, still alive. After carefully wrapping the bird in a towel, she took it to her vet, who sent it to the CROW Clinic, a wildlife rehabilitation clinic on Sanibel Island.  As reported in the Island Sun, the outlook for the bird—a rare short-tailed hawk—was iffy. “Shorty,” as the bird became known, underwent four months of extensive physical therapy and emerged fully recovered. He was successfully released to his home on Cape Royal Golf Course on July 9, 2019. Many thanks to the kind resident who saved this splendid creature!   View Shorty’s story below.  

No peace for a young eagle

A young eagle, seeking only to finish his fish breakfast, could not escape the taunting of the mockingbird and other smaller birds in his realm.  

 Photographs taken April 27, 2020 


Cape Royal Event Raises Funds for CROW

A donation was recently presented to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) on behalf of the Cape Royal Community. Read the full article here.

-- Courtesy of the News-Press, November 15, 2020 


Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Residents of Cape Royal raised over $12,000 for our 13th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. Read the full article here.

-- Courtesy of the News-Press, October 18, 2020 

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