This juvenile Southern Boobook was found weak and exhausted with a nasty wound to its back and all its tail feathers pulled out. This injury is typical of that caused by a predator, sadly in this instance most likely a dog or cat.
After initial re-hydration then a course of anti-biotics and twice daily applications of Flamazine ointment, the wound is gradually healing.
The little owl is starting to feel better and is now self feeding. He will have remain in care until the tail feathers regrow.