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Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control Officer Kim Schumann (right) holds and prepares to release a rehabilitated hawk Nov. 20 as California Wildlife Center Manager Diana Rosen looks on at King Gillette Ranch. Photos by Suzanne Guldimann/22nd Century Media
The freshly released hawk surveys freedom from the top of a tall oak on Nov. 20.
CWC veterinarian Duane Tom (right) helps Animal Care and Control Officer Kim Schumann unpack the hooded hawk for release.
Suzanne Guldimann, Freelance Reporter
9:48 am PST November 29, 2017

When Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control Officer Kim Schumann first encountered the red-tailed hawk, it was crammed into a wire cage, feathers tattered, beak filed down, half starved.