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Early this year, the California Wildlife Center cared for and released this young dove which appeared to be attacked by a domestic cat in Malibu. Lorraine Barbosa/California Wildlife Center
Dr. Lorraine Barbosa DVM, MPVM, Staff Veterinarian, California Wildlife Center
12:00 am PST December 30, 2016

It is a warm May morning at California Wildlife Center and I am presented with a young dove in a small cardboard box. I first examine the baby bird from afar, noting that all of its tail feathers are missing. It is standing on its own, but too young to fly just yet.