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OWL you need is love! Lucky bird rescued from Moscow fire

Russian Federation, Moscow
November 05, 2019 at 10:24 GMT +00:00 · Published

Firefighters rescued an owl from a burning eight-storey building in Moscow at the start of November.

According to EMERCOM, the owl - named Abu - was found during the operation to extinguish the blaze. The owner of the bird told the firefighters that her pet was left in her apartment and begged rescuers to find it. The bird was successfully evacuated and left to wait for its owner in the car.

Seeing her pet alive, the woman hugged the bird with tears in her eyes and then thanked the firefighters for saving Abu.

The owner confessed that she had got the bird with a broken wing after it had been abandoned by breeders. "Unfortunately, they are being bred for photographers. And [once] it fell down and then the breeders threw him out. A man who cleans the area brought it to me with a broken wing. He was a baby at the time, so I raised him,” the woman said.

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Firefighters rescued an owl from a burning eight-storey building in Moscow at the start of November.

According to EMERCOM, the owl - named Abu - was found during the operation to extinguish the blaze. The owner of the bird told the firefighters that her pet was left in her apartment and begged rescuers to find it. The bird was successfully evacuated and left to wait for its owner in the car.

Seeing her pet alive, the woman hugged the bird with tears in her eyes and then thanked the firefighters for saving Abu.

The owner confessed that she had got the bird with a broken wing after it had been abandoned by breeders. "Unfortunately, they are being bred for photographers. And [once] it fell down and then the breeders threw him out. A man who cleans the area brought it to me with a broken wing. He was a baby at the time, so I raised him,” the woman said.

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