The wildlife center said it received an injured bat about 4 p.m. Tuesday. The people who found the adult male bat said it was hanging from fishing line, which had been tied to a rock and lodged into a dock. There was a fishing hook intentionally embedded into his cheek.
The bat was moderately dehydrated, extremely stressed and vocal, with a large puncture wound in the cheek from the embedded hook.
He was treated for pain and potential infection concerns. He has since been transferred to Happy Valley Bats for continued care.
"We are hopeful that the bat will recover and be able to be released," the Sarvey Wildlife Care Center said.
Because of the disturbing abuse the bat was traumatized this needs to stop now before is gets worse.